Electroplating (chrome, nickel etc.)

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tallstory
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Dirk 55 - brilliant work on the Cresta Run case too. Did you rebuild it from scratch?
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slotsoffun wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 12:01 ambut if it can cope with the curves of a car bodywork I'm sure slot castings are a breeze!
But can it cope with the fluting on the front of a standard Jennings Governor? :!?!:
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dirk55 wrote: Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:15 am For those who live in the Manchester area I use Leigh metal polishing in Swinton.
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Not sure wrap is a good solution, too soft and rips/tears too easily. Ideal as a temporary solution.
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I know of one restorer in UK who has been wrapping both castings and cases.
The results are quite attractive, however when I asked him if the article I read describing the life of wrapped cars as being 3-5 years was due to weathering and car washes? If so did it apply to what he was doing? He said he didn't know and hadn't heard about that.

So something else to check when perusing a machine on offer, if it bothers you.

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Hi Tallstory, yes I built the case from scratch, I will post photos in open forum when I get chance
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So.... Just to follow up on my last post here, 12 weeks or so ago, about sending items for chroming to ACF Howell in the midlands. 13 weeks later I have the items back and wow do they charge. They estimated about £200 plus carriage. The final bill was £303. Overall I am not overly pleased with the finish. When comparing like for like on the Clubmaster parts of which I had the same items done at RS Chrome for my other Clubmaster, they are not as polished. Good enough, but there is a better finish from RS Chrome. The real problem is there are two areas that are badly chromed on the handle and on the letter of a badge. I'm tempted to send them back, but the time scale puts me off.
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highfield
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You should send back. They are so poor!
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I think they're trying it on there chap.

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Just add a Pto the end of the photo
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