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


Example: Racing:Roger de Vlaeminck

To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Jul 2009 23:34:30 -0700
From: donald gillies <gillies@ece.ubc.ca>
Subject: Re: [CR] Clear coat in place of old chrome


If you are worried about filling pits, then shell out for a Copper plating kit and buy the extra Stainless Steel wand and the Copy Chrome Solution, your total cost should be $50 and you can do 2 layers : Copper first, then Copy-Chrome (a nickel-cobalt solution which looks white, like real chrome.)

I have had some luck with the caswell copy chrome plating kit. I have done several bolts (GB M8x1.00 stem pinch, Campy SR Seatpost), portions of a Raleigh bicycle frame, and some nuts for campagnolo brake calipers, as described in this article I wrote :

http://www.ece.ubc.ca/~gillies/Campy_Nuts/

- Don Gillies
San Diego, CA, USA