Re: [CR]Re: (was silca) now Chromed Plastic

(Example: Production Builders:Cinelli:Laser)

Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2001 09:19:19 -0800
From: "Brian Baylis" <>
To: Donald Dundee <>
Subject: Re: [CR]Re: (was silca) now Chromed Plastic
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I think what it takes is to plate the plastic with a zinc solution, to which the copper/nickel/chrome proscess can be applied. The plating solutions run from 105 degrees to 120 degrees if I'm not mistaken. Not hot enough to melt plastic. Shouldn't be too hard to find someone who can zinc plate plastic. I think it may be the same process by which baby shoes end up "bronzed".

Brian Baylis La Mesa, CA
> Does anyone have any information on the process for chrome plating plastic?
> I've always wondered how the plastic doesn't melt in the process. Does
> anyone have a source to do this?


> ken Denny

> Boston