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PostSubject: Replating Bumpers   Wed 23 Dec 2015, 9:07 pm

The '69 Olds 442 restoration is stalled, I need the bumpers replated. I've found a bloke in the USA who does them, can anyone suggest
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Body colour is not an option, I like chrome bumpers.

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PostSubject: Re: Replating Bumpers   Wed 23 Dec 2015, 11:39 pm

can of humbrol chrome.....ive used it and it seems quite nice

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PostSubject: Re: Replating Bumpers   Thu 24 Dec 2015, 12:13 am

Have you though about a

DIY Plating system

Always fancied giving one ago myself.

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PostSubject: Re: Replating Bumpers   Thu 24 Dec 2015, 7:40 am

Skid wrote:
Have you though about a

DIY Plating system

Always fancied giving one ago myself.


i remember seeing something similar being used a couple of years ago......her off the telly that does the interior design stuff, that bought and did up that old stately home, forget her name now........she was trying to do it all on the cheap, had these old taps for the bathrooms that she liked the style of but they were brass and she wanted chrome (typical woman!).....this feller turns up with a gizmo like this and she was sceptical so to prove it worked he took the case off her phone and plated that in front of her.....then did the taps....looked great once he had done it

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PostSubject: Re: Replating Bumpers   Thu 24 Dec 2015, 7:09 pm

I believe you can still send them to Modelhaus to have them re-plated.
http://modelhaus.com/
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PostSubject: Re: Replating Bumpers   Thu 24 Dec 2015, 7:59 pm

Skid wrote:
Have you though about a

DIY Plating system

Always fancied giving one ago myself.

Hi Al,

This look's like some great stuff, I just watched their how to video, will it work on plastic though...

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PostSubject: Re: Replating Bumpers   Fri 25 Dec 2015, 9:29 pm

Thanks for your help, gents. Modelhaus is looking good, I'll do some more research.

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PostSubject: Re: Replating Bumpers   Mon 28 Dec 2015, 8:06 am

I would like to suggest the Alclad II system for re-chroming your bumpers. Process is quite easy, paint bumper with Testors high gloss black, let dry, put some Alclad II chrome lacquer in airbrush and apply at 12 psi. Just wisp it on, do not over do or dull aluminum will be the result. Alclad makes many metallic products and candies, etc. Please Google their web site for more info. I give Alclad credit for making it possible for creating scale chrome on my car models. Before, to me, kit chrome looked toy like and I wanted to build my models to look as realistic as possible.
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PostSubject: Re: Replating Bumpers   Mon 28 Dec 2015, 5:10 pm

The Alcad does work well and they have a clear now that protects it so it doesn't rub off with handling.
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