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    INLINE4NUT Guest

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    Tommo will let youknow when it is going to happen,we have alot going on but its hard to refuse free lodging from our friends there and the promise of use of one of their HDs (wish it was an Indian but Ill make an exception!) Thankyou for your more than generous offer,time permitting Ill make it a point to stop and chat with you!
    Im also sorry for being off topic

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    agubitz Guest

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    Originally posted by Tommo
    It's a long way to send it but if you can find nothing better "Safe Air" at Blenhiem here in NZ will still do cad for the general public.
    Hi,

    thanks for the info. I'll still wait a bit, I'm in contact with a german company, they do cad plating for small parts (bolts), maybe I can have them make the bigger parts as well. If not I think I will go for matte chromed. Saw an example of both cad an matte chromed yesterday and in fact the difference is not too much (cad is more "flaky"...).

    Cheers,
    Axel

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    Kozy Guest

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    How is the matte chrome differant from polished chrome? same plating process minus the buffing? Or is the material used in the plating process differant?

  4. #14
    agubitz Guest

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    Originally posted by Kozy
    How is the matte chrome differant from polished chrome? same plating process minus the buffing? Or is the material used in the plating process differant?
    Hi,

    matte chroming is done - as far as I understood - with the same materials. The difference is that the item to be chromed is not polished before and after the chroming. It is sand blasted before the chroming so a light uneven surface is established.

    Cheers,
    Axel

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    Kozy Guest

    Default Cad plating/Matte chrome

    Thanks Axel,
    I have a reasonable source for chrome plating. I'll see if they're willing to help me experiment with a few trial pieces. Should be even more resonable if he doesn't have to polish as much!
    Thanks again,
    Pat

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    exeric Guest

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    I know a guy who substituted hard chrome for cadmium plating on his post war Chief. I have to say that the hard chrome was a pretty close match to the cad finish. The advantages would be durability, reasonable cost, and minimal surface preparation compared to reflective chrome. The down side would be masking critical bores and tapped holes. Also, if you don't like the finish or you ever need to remove the hard chrome, it's going to be murder to get it off.

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    We do Cad Plating, Metal Polishing and Parkerizing.
    Give us a call.

    Retrocycle, LLC.
    1 Boonton Ave.
    Butler, NJ 07405
    973-838-8588
    http://www.retrocycle.com

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    Default Cad plating in Germany

    Hi Axel - If you still have some parts for cad plating you can send it to my address in Germany. I have a company near Frankfurt which does a very good cad plating. They charge me 90 per hour for the plating if all prework is done. End of March I will send a batch of parts for cad plating.

    Give me a call at 06257 4645

    Martin

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