I've got all four of the tubes cut, bent and cleaned up for the right side exhaust pipes. Since I used cheap solder and the electroplating doesn't seem to want to stick, I think I'll just glue these with CA and Alclad them. That's my plan anyway.
Yeah, I need some diapers over here too. Johnny boy that is one sweet update. You are really pushing the envelope on this one and in record time too. Those minions must be reproducing and making more of them because I think you have more now than ever.
I don't have the time to read any of those. I know, I really need to get some bench time in. I have the desire but not the time it seems. I'll just have to get the other exhaust done this weekend. The tubes are cut and bent and I'm on my second flange since the first one's holes weren't aligned perfectly. The weather here, you ask??? Hot with a slight chance of hotter.
Absolutely not Michael. I can certainly use all the help I can get. My biggest challenge at this point is finding the time for some extended bench time. Seems if I don't have a couple of free hours, I don't even start.
Chris - I have the Plug N' Plate Brush Plating System although you can also immerse your small detailed parts. More experimentation is necessary. Tim - thanks for the info. I've been using rosin core solder 60/40 so I need to get some of this silver solder you and others speak so highly of. Once I get that in order, I'll try the hot water and heated solution directions you shared. Where did you find this info because its not mentioned in the instructions? I also watched their online instructional video and he didn't mention it either.
Thanks for your input fellas. Back to the proverbial drawing board.
Well…I tried the Caswell Chrome Copy electroplating system on a sample piece that was soldered together because I wanted to make sure the plating would adhere to the solder. The directions say it would stick to the brass, as well as a host of other metals, but I wanted to be sure. It appeared to be working but not with a uniform coating so I kept at it by leaving the part in the solution longer. After a minute or so, I noticed little black floaties in the red solution. After taking out the piece and examining it, I found the coating was peeling off. This is going to take a bit more experimenting and practice. It has to work better than this.