[CR]chrome and engravings

Example: Events:Cirque du Cyclisme:2007

From: "chris ioakimedes" <chriseye@hotmail.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 16:05:17 +0000
Subject: [CR]chrome and engravings

Engravings in chrome parts often get polished away or filled after replating. One option would be to have the engravings reengraved before plating so that they are deeper. I have never done this but have lost several engravings. You can also ask the plater to be very light when polishing around the engravings. When possible, I have duplicates of parts replated at the same time, then pick the best ones and use the others for lesser bikes. This is one reason why NOS is better.

Chris Ioakimedes

There are a couple of chrome shops in the US which do a lot of old bicycle stuff. Let me know if you need a shop and I'll find their contact info.

Chris Ioakimedes

Fairfax California

>> I recently went to a chrome replater and asked about replating the heads on Campy chainring bolts/nuts. He laughed and said that the process used to replate would completely obscure the fine lettering on the nuts. He referred me to a jeweler for further help.
>>It turns out the jeweler (a college buddy of mine) only works with gold plating and does not know anyone who works with chromium plating.
>>Does anyone know where I may find info on plating parts at home through electrolysis or who accepts mail orders for fine chrome plating of bike parts?

Thanks, Steve Neago Cincinnati, OH

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