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Author Topic: Reasonably priced Chrome Platers  (Read 2790 times)


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Re: Reasonably priced Chrome Platers
« Reply #25 on: February 11, 2020, 02:00:16 pm »

There was an episode on "Wheeler Dealers" I caught and they found a firm that paints chrome which was significantly less expensive. I don't recall the name but you couldn't tell the difference. Maybe a further search may help.

Thanks Geoff.
I saw that episode and did try to find out the firm that they used, alas without success.

On another note, the carrier that I used to deliver the parcel have LOSSED IT, so I may have to make another one.  Gutted and angry at the same time !!!




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Re: Reasonably priced Chrome Platers
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2020, 06:57:26 pm »

Nice job. What metal did you use for the window frames?

The frames are plastic trim,  (u profile) just pushed over 3mm lexan, which is the screen. I heated it with a hair drier, and pushed it over a wood template when it was soft. I was after "proper" glazing, not thin plastic sheet!

After some time, water has ingressed behind the chrome paint, due to the prep of the plastic not being as good as it could have been, however the metal parts such as alloy and brass have remained perfect
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