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Rechroming bumper units with etched grilles?

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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?

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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

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

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