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Title: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: Ade the Blade on September 18, 2011, 08:53:26 PM
Hi folks i have looked all over the net but no luck as yet i,am buiding a cabin cruiser 3ft long not to different to a Huntsman . Now my question is is it possable to buy chrome hand rails to fit around the bow. I have seen the brass ones but i want a bit of bling i seem to rembember the Huntsman came with chrome rails as a friend had one 20years ago or did i dream it.

Regads Ade
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: triumphjon on September 18, 2011, 09:38:55 PM
mfa can supply them for both their spearfish and the bigger fantome , or just make up what you want in brass and get it plated !
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: Martin [Admin] on September 18, 2011, 09:50:10 PM
Making up handrails for sports boats is 'blinking!' difficult!  >:-o
 And at scale dimensions, there are notoriously weak and prone to damage.  >>:-(
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: sunworksco on September 18, 2011, 10:15:36 PM
Hello,
316L stain-less steel wire is easy to fabricate into railings and polishes very nice or chemical polish in dip tank.
The railings can be soldered using silver solder paste, found in syringes now. Makes a very clean soldered joint.
This SS railing makes a much stronger railing to.
Regards,
Giovanni
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: Ade the Blade on September 19, 2011, 08:15:04 PM
Thanks guys for the advice i love the white boat hand rails they look fab ,i will take a look at the MFA,s web site maybe that could be the answer .I don,t think i have the skills to make my own .

Regards Ade.
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: colin on September 20, 2011, 05:33:59 AM
Not used them myself but this site has small DIY chrome kits reviews appear good

http://www.gaterosplating.co.uk/index.php

Regards
Colin
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: Steve on May 15, 2012, 05:06:19 PM
I had my railings chrome plated for my Atlantis, despite costing 70 as it is a minimum cost it was well worth it.
On the other hand a company in Kent quoted me 500 !! Needless to say there still waiting my reply.
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: Rottweiler on May 15, 2012, 05:24:28 PM
Hello,
316L stain-less steel wire is easy to fabricate into railings and polishes very nice or chemical polish in dip tank.
The railings can be soldered using silver solder paste, found in syringes now. Makes a very clean soldered joint.
This SS railing makes a much stronger railing to.
Regards,
Giovanni
  Hi Giovanni,can you give us a pointer as to where we can buy this siver solder past in a syringe please?
        Thanks,
Mick F
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: exvtop on May 15, 2012, 05:54:47 PM
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can you give us a pointer as to where we can buy this siver solder past in a syringe please?

Hi, try :-  http://cupalloys.co.uk/455-silver-solder-paste-10gm-syringe-i2504.html (http://cupalloys.co.uk/455-silver-solder-paste-10gm-syringe-i2504.html)

Mike
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: Rottweiler on May 15, 2012, 05:58:19 PM
thanks Mike,but webpage unavailable?
Mick F
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: exvtop on May 15, 2012, 06:35:06 PM
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thanks Mike,but webpage unavailable?

Comes up fine for me.

Try their home page
http://cupalloys.co.uk/ (http://cupalloys.co.uk/)

Mike
Title: Re: Chrome Hand rails
Post by: Rottweiler on May 15, 2012, 07:02:54 PM
Thanks again, can now get both pages.For some reason my laptop wont load them, but on my main puter they come up instantly.
Cheers,
Mick F