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#1 Cato

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 03:40 AM

Anyone know if resin parts can be sent to model platers for chrome?

Failing that-can Alclad be applied to resin in the normal manner with good adhesion?



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:13 AM

Yes, and yes. You can send out your resin pieces to the platers and although I've not used Alclad, I have used Spaz-Stix on a resin bumper with good results.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:36 AM

Yes. I can personally vouch for LittleMotorKarCo. He does great work! Only thing is that your part/parts must be as close to perfect as possible. Any flaw in the resin will stick out like a sore thumb.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:53 AM

Cool, thanks guys. :)



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:21 AM

Anyone know if resin parts can be sent to model platers for chrome?

Failing that-can Alclad be applied to resin in the normal manner with good adhesion?

Considering that Modelhaus, arguably the "gold standard" of resin casters, has their bumpers, grilles, wheel covers/hubcaps, and small chrome parts plated by exactly the same process used on plastic kits, yes, resin parts can be plated in the very same manner, by any aftermarket plater.

 

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