Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

Rechroming bumper units with etched grilles?

3 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

Hi there

Has anyone ever had his bumper/grille-units rechromed after photo-etched grilles have been added? I´d like to send some stuff to Chrome-Tec USA and I´m curious to know about the possibilities. Alclad works fine. Does replating work aswell?

Best regards

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Chroming the parts won't be an issue. Vacuum metalizing has no care as far as base material goes. The issue will be prepping the parts for the metalizing process. If Chrome-tech uses a sprayed on laquer basecoat that is where the problems will lie. Depending on how fine your photo-etched parts are you may see the paint filling in the open spaces between the bars. That will not look good after the chroming process.

I would suggest talking to chrome-tech. I am sure they will want to see pics of some kind.

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Mark, that makes sense. Thanks for pointing that out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0