Re: [CR]How about chrome paint instead of chrome plating for a frame?

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Date: Fri, 13 Aug 2004 20:43:45 EDT
Subject: Re: [CR]How about chrome paint instead of chrome plating for a frame?

In a message dated 8/13/2004 1:20:36 PM PST, writes: Frames are routinely rechromed as part of restoration, don't know why that should be any harder on Condor than on any other marque. Chroming does involve corrosive substances, but that is why you choose someone who knows what he (or she) is doing for restorations. Regards, Jerry Moos Houston, TX

Larry Hakim <> wrote: Hope this is an approriate question for this group: One of the hard decisions I'll have to make about my Condor is whether to keep as much of the existing satin chrome on the frame or get it re-chromed which Condor have warned against as being too hard on the tubes. As an alternative to plating there is "chrome paint" which looks like interesting stuff. Has anyone here ever used chrome paint for any bicycle project, and if so were you satisfied with the results? Here are links to two companies that manufacture the paint:

Larry Hakim, Oxford, MS ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -- Larry- I agree with Jerry on this one. I recall some manufacturers, like Libertas in Europe used chrome "paint". It looked "cheap" and scratched just like regular
just my 2 cents.
Dave Anderson
Cut Bank MT