Re: [CR] Clear coat in place of old chrome


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Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 21:52:36 -0400
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
From: John Betmanis <johnb@oxford.net>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Clear coat in place of old chrome


At 06:36 PM 15/07/2009 -0400, Dmitry Yaitskov wrote:
>> http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/plugnplate.htm
>
>I actually already do have one of those, purchased specifically for
>that hub in fact (the kit that I have is called "copy chrome"). But,
>after sanding the hub for a while I can still see some very fine
>peppering on the barrel (visible only with a magnifying glass), and am
>afraid that plating over that would not hold too well. On the other
>hand, I'm afraid that sanding till the surface is really clear may
>involve taking away too much material and compromise the hub's
>integrity.

You may need to remove the rust in the small pits chemically, say, with oxalic acid.

John Betmanis
Woodstock, Ontario
Canada