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We know nothing about Chrome Replating!


(2000)

we have a grille for a 47 chevy which is potmetal. we are wondering what is done before re-chroming. it has pits on it and we are wondering if it is dipped in something before chroming to make the piece smooth, or if we are out and should be looking for another? Vic Lybarger
- Monmouth, Illinois 61462


(2000)

Usually such items are salvageable but require a lot of work. The first step is to buff it as well as possible. Then it is copper plated, after which the shop will try to mush buff it, forcing the fairly soft copper to flow into the pits and pores. Then it is finished up with nickel and chrome plating.

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