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

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From: Scott Edrington <>
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Date: Thu, 16 Jul 2009 03:23:34 +0000
Subject: Re: [CR] Clear coat in place of old chrome

I went down this path sometime back and my conclusion is if you want your bike chrome to look good then pay the money and send it to a chrome shop; otherwise, clean the rust off and paint it with a clear coat like POR 15 Glisten PC I?ve tried Eastwood?s plating kit but was not satisfied with the results. The main problem I had was that I could not get the plating thick enough to really do anything with it. Without doing the triple plate method (copper, nickel and chrome) where you can polish out defects (rust pits and etc.) in the copper layer, your finished product is not going to look good. I would be interested in hearing about anyone?s experience with Caswell?s brush chroming kit. Some time back I looked into buying their triple plate chrome kit but they would not ship to California until I showed them a California permit; maybe I?ll try their Copy Chrome Kit since it should be more environmentally friendly. Scott Edrington San Diego CA -----Original Message----- From: John Betmanis [] Sent: Wednesday, July 15, 2009 06:52 PM To: Cc: Subject: Re: [CR] Clear coat in place of old chrome

At 06:36 PM 15/07/2009 -0400, Dmitry Yaitskov wrote: >> > >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 _______________________________________________ Classicrendezvous mailing list