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Seeking machinery for chrome coating finishes
Hi there I am searching for machinery which gives chrome coatings to metal and or plastic. Just need to know where to look for such,and the price range on the equipment.
- Castries, St.lucia,W.I.
You may think that's all you need to know, Hansel :-)
Hi. Actually, first you need to know what it is that you actually want to do--hard chrome plating, decorative nickel-chrome plating, vacuum metallizing, or organic coatings to simulate chrome. It is very easy to spend $3-$5 million on a nickel-chrome plating plant for plating on plastic. That's a big investment, so you are probably then looking for "chrome-look paint"? This is spray paint in three layers: a clear or white base coat, followed by a layer of silver nitrate or tiny aluminum flakes, followed by a clear coat to keep the shine from quickly rubbing off. Good luck.
Ted Mooney, P.E.
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