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  • RustCollector
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    I'm now fantasizing about a nickel plated engine block.

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  • 72Rover
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    Originally posted by S3ute View Post
    I'm just waiting to pick up some zinc strips and find an older calculator power plug to set it up.
    How about one (or more) 60 penny, hot-dipped timber spikes? Cheap and readily available....

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  • S3ute
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    Hello from Brisbane.

    This thread - backed by Croker’s excellent clip - has got me motivated to have a go at electroplating a few of the parts on the Villiers engine that is the subject of another thread over in Current Projects. It looks simple enough and worth giving a shot.

    I’m just waiting to pick up some zinc strips and find an older calculator power plug to set it up.

    Cheers,

    Neil

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  • RustCollector
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    Geoffrey Coker's Youtube videos are excellent. He has on one home plating, including nickel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-PtnwtOR24

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  • 64osby
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    I did watch a few videos on plating metal at home on ytube a while back. Might be something to consider.

    I did the rust removal via electrolysis, which is the same principle, just reverse polarity.

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  • series guy
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    Black wrinkle finish would look nice.

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  • loose gravel
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    Originally posted by Bioheat View Post
    Have you given nickle plating any thought ? It has a similar look, and is generally less expensive, would look really sharp on those fans too.
    I was just thinking of that today, use my trickle charger and a nickel from my Uncle Sam in some vinegar. I think I remember hearing that works.

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  • Bioheat
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    Have you given nickle plating any thought ? It has a similar look, and is generally less expensive, would look really sharp on those fans too.

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  • 72Rover
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    The reason why re-chroming is so expensive - and there are so few places that do it these days, adding to that expense - is that it is a multi-step process with a bunch of truly nasty chemicals. Years ago, I researched getting some boat parts (cleats, porthole frames, etc) re-chromed, but the cost was prohibitive. Re-silvering was far cheaper, but sea water and silver don't mix real well....

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  • Mark
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    Exactly! It's just a matter of silver, black or body color!

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  • loose gravel
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    Originally posted by Mark View Post
    Gene, you aren't contemplating chroming the previously galvanized bits are you?

    Mark
    Those just get painted over, right?

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  • Bioheat
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    Originally posted by Mark View Post
    Gene, you aren't contemplating chroming the previously galvanized bits are you?

    Mark
    Oooohhh....Shiney!

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  • loose gravel
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    Nope, I have a couple of old 12v fans that came with my 109. I am refurbishing them and the pedestals were chromed. I just ordered some rubber fan blades for them. You can see it in the pic it is painted with red lead....The blades are hard to find a replacement, 1 place in Chicago, even then they are not an exact copy. But if I tell it all now I won't have a story for my blog! ;^) Click image for larger version

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  • Mark
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    Gene, you aren't contemplating chroming the previously galvanized bits are you?

    Mark

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  • loose gravel
    started a topic Home chrome?

    Home chrome?

    Does anyone do any home or work chroming? If so can you do a couple small bits for me?
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