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chrome powder coating
« on: January 28, 2019, 09:44:41 am »
Have this old golf cart I'm restoring that has a fair amount of chrome pieces that should be replated.We had a plater in town I was planning to use in but they closed recently.The project is turning out pretty nice and this stuff needs to look good but finished,the cart won't be worth a whole lot. Anyway...thinking of going chrome powder coating.Anybody seen it? Look OK? The chrome was never "show quality" when new but I don't want to be embarrassed either.
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Re: chrome powder coating
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2019, 10:21:13 am »
Yes, and it doesn't look like chrome. It's silver and sort of shiny, but nothing like Chrome.

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Re: chrome powder coating
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 08:27:59 pm »
Not sure if this is applied in your area but there is a technology developed in in the last few years where chrome like finish may be sprayed on. No this is not rattlecan chrome.:


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Re: chrome powder coating
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 11:56:07 pm »
Yes, but not a powder coat and it's not particularly durable. It worn't work long term outside and not in any heat situation like an engine compartment.

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Re: chrome powder coating
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2019, 08:16:08 am »
Yes, and it doesn't look like chrome. It's silver and sort of shiny, but nothing like Chrome.

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I was afraid of that. In your mind,is it acceptable? The cart,IMO,is going to be a knockout when finished and I hate to cheap out on the chrome but having trouble justifying throwing a grand or more on plating when the thing is never going to be worth much. My rep at the campground,however,is at stake here :) What to do...

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Re: chrome powder coating
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2019, 09:19:53 am »
In all honesty, it looks okay on something like headers but I wouldn't use it where chrome was, or where you are expecting something to look like actual plating.
I was trying to find a picture for you to reference.
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Re: chrome powder coating
« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2019, 12:57:02 pm »
     All you have to have is the best ride in the campground. Even if it is less than stellar. How great is your nearest competitor?  ;)
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Re: chrome powder coating
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2019, 08:21:36 am »
     All you have to have is the best ride in the campground. Even if it is less than stellar. How great is your nearest competitor?  ;)

No competition in my class but these guys have seen other stuff i did and can't wait to pull out the critiqueing (is that a word?} glasses and point out any flaws.

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Re: chrome powder coating
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2019, 12:32:32 pm »
     All you have to have is the best ride in the campground. Even if it is less than stellar. How great is your nearest competitor?  ;)
No competition in my class but these guys have seen other stuff i did and can't wait to pull out the critiqueing (is that a word?} glasses and point out any flaws.
     So you're a victim of your own success. ;D Hold your head up high. They that can't do something are quick to slam those that can. That usually means that you hit a home run.
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