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Old 11-27-2003, 09:55 AM
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Brush Chrome Plating

There is a system being sold to do what they call "Brush" chrome plating. I believe it is sold by Delmar, or something like that. From what I understand it isn't actually a brush, more like a paddle. I believe that you just rub this paddle on the part and the chrome plating is transferred to the part, electrically. It is said that this is great for smaller parts, and they can actually be done on the car. What I am interested in doing is small parts, like vent and rear side window frames for my Mustang, that I can't seem to find new anywhere. If it works, it would be great for some of the interior parts that I can't find either.

Has anyone tried this stuff, and does it work as they claim? The system sells for about $1000, so I don't really want to shell out the money and find out it was a waste.

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Old 11-28-2003, 04:54 PM
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eastwood.com has the same stuff.
You get what you pay for, silver paint and clear cote will look better unless you powder coat it, very easy with old oven outside.
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Old 11-28-2003, 06:20 PM
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I have checked Eastwood's site and cannot find anything even remotely similar. They do have Brush zinc plating, that is actually done with a brush.
This is the system that I am talking about.
http://www.dalmarplating.com/

It is actually chrome plating, not painting with clear over it.
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Old 11-29-2003, 06:52 PM
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pay pay pay....send the items away...
I will not chrome them in a pan
I will not chrome them in a can
whatever it costs I will send cash
I'll send payment in a dash
I know crappy platers in LA
don't trust whatever they say
I know a show quality guy in pa
what he charges I'll gladly pay
this is my advice to you
send the items; things 1 and things 2
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Old 11-29-2003, 07:43 PM
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Or you could powder coat the thing chrome. New reflective chrome powder coat looks just like chrome plating.
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Old 11-29-2003, 09:11 PM
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Since powder coating isn't an option on some of the parts(they're plastic), I guess I'll have to wait till I can find an extra $1000. I had really hoped that someone here had tried the stuff.
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Like the wise Flea says....send it out! I'd be very skeptical of any system that says you can chrome on the car. And I really believe you can get your few parts done a whole lot cheaper than a grand. Holy nightmare batman just buy new pieces and chunk your crappy ones. And the powder coat chrome I saw looked pretty good until we put clear on top and then turned to a light gray.
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On the site you posted they have a information site that gives the info you want

heres a sentence from it
Here is a list of companies that can do plating for you in your area. They all use the Dalmar equipment and chemicals

There are allot of plastic chrome platers all around.
Do a google search for your area. LOL
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chromeplating

go to ebay click on metalworking, write electroplating in search you will find everything you need. good luck Doc.
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The site is well organized for advertising. What I was looking for is an unbiased opinion from someone that has tried the product. Obviously I have not been able to get that here. I would not expect to get that from someone that uses the system to make a living. Do you really think that they would say that the work that they do is not up to par because of a poor system?
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adkart...you may also want to look into someone that does vacuum metallizing. This is where they use an electric current to atomize pure aluminum. When it hits the surface it looks like chrome. It is then covered with a clear sealer. We do it where I work on plastic reflectors and also on lamps for our product so it makes a reflector. It might not be feasible for your application but may well be worth looking at. I did a search on IXQUICK and came up with quite a few places that may peak your interest.

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Old 12-02-2003, 10:54 PM
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I will not chrome them in a pan
I will not chrome them in a can
whatever it costs I will send cash
I'll send payment in a dash
I know crappy platers in LA
don't trust whatever they say
I know a show quality guy in pa
what he charges I'll gladly pay
this is my advice to you
send the items; things 1 and things 2
Well said Rodder Suse!

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