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#1 76S.L.R

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:03 PM

Can anyone point me in the right direction of a decent chrome plater mob in W.A (Perth) somewhere? ,I was told of a place called PREMIUM PLATING in Bentley I think?. Anyone used them or other around here?,I was intrested in getting Bonnet catches,Hinges,wiper motor cover etc Chromed : also I took the wiper motor apart recently and noticed the magnet inside the cover seems to be unremoveable? and held on with rivets or something?. If I want this(wiper motor cover) Chromed then surely the magnet has to come off to do so,correct?? does it have to be drilled out or something??...........

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 07:44 PM

Hi
You can try Vinci Chrome in Malaga ask for Chris he is in the Torana Club over here or K&D Chrome in Maddington they will both do a good job but stay away from that mob in Bentley I have seen some not so good work from them.
If you need any polishing done give Matt at Refleks Metal Polishing a call
You just have to let whoever you get to do it know that you are after a first class job and if your not happy then dont pay for it untill you are.
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 09:45 PM

I second the non recommendation for Bentley
KD would be my choice for chrome......... not that I like it myself or would ever have any done. But they are good
Ask for Kerry if he is still running the show (he should be)

For Cad plating (gold,silver,black) I use Aeroplate in Welshpool
Also does some coloured anodising of ally.

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Posted 03 August 2006 - 12:06 AM

vinci is good but i havnt been pleased with recent results from premier plating or k&ds, ive seen a few recent jobs from city platers in beckenham very impressive top chrome job and workmanship. they advertise in perth streetcar mag

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 04:58 PM

Thanks Guys,I will try that CITY PLATERS ( I hope its not too pricey??) but will that Magnet need to come out of the Wiper motor before I take it to get chromed? It may be easier to get out than I thought? ,I will have too have another peek at it.When the Chroming is not done A1 does it look pitted or something?

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 09:20 PM

a bad job can have linish marks under under the chrome or it can be dull in corners and hard to get to places, or the chrome can peel off which is what happend when i got some done at k&d. it can also have a goldy tinge in places if not done correctly. a good chrome job should have NONE of these things. and lastly it should have a good coating with copper first. that stops it from peeling.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 09:26 PM

And if your not happy with it when you go to pick it up
Say so and tell them to do it again
Your the paying customer you expect quality product

However if the base metal is crap,rust,dimpled you will get a crap job back

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 10:48 PM

Well today I took the lot to the Beckenham mob ,CITY PLATING COMPANY I told them I heard they were the best and I want it done right! .I wont get my parts back for 2 bloody weeks though :fool: and its is gona cost more than I thought $290.00! for the=
TOP BONNET CATCH.
BOTTOM BONNET CATCH.
BOTH BONNET HINGES/SPRINGS.
WIPER MOTOR SHROUD.
WIPER MOTOR PLATE.
I dunno maybe I am just a cheap bastard?,does this sound expensive to you guys?
I suspect the wife will cut my nuts off when/if she finds out how much this shit cost(sigh). I took the wiper motor apart again to check out the magnet removal and you just have to push back the spring steel clips on the magnets and they slide out(hooray!)..............

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Posted 08 August 2006 - 11:12 PM

Sounds alittle high
But if the quality is there and thats what you want
Go for it

And never show the Mrs the bill for car parts
Get yourself a credit car thats just for the car..... then its an easy thing to manage and keep track of

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 06:55 PM

Well folks,I got my chromed parts back(after 2+1/2 weeks!!) and I was not overly pleased I can tell you. When I took the parts in first they said it would cost me $290.00 and I should take the Wiper motor,wiper plate home and take the paint off and bring it back so I did.

I go to pick up my parts and they say"oh that'll be $370.00 please" I said "you what!!!!?" I told them the other bloke said it would be $290.00 and they said no I must be mistaken!! ARHHHH(you #unts).I didnt get a written quote,stupidest thing I have ever done(well almost) and they said what do you want to do?,I then looked at the parts and the bottom bonnet catch had a bit that was rough and not chromed correctly!!!!. I showed the guy and got them to re-do it and then had to pay that rediculous price and pick up the re-done catch the next day.

When I put the top bonnet catch on I see a small bit where you can see copper ,not chrome but I could be arsed going back to those mongrels. Hell I have the reciept for this mess and they charge=
$15.00-$45.00 to polish each item!.
$10.00 to remove paint from each item.
$5.00-$10.00 to remove zinc each item.
$15.00 -$40.00 to Chrome each item!

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 10:12 PM

These people have been around the fumes alittle too long

It takes 3 weeks to do a job they can redo in 1 day !!!

Hence why I dislike chrome and only go with alloy and cad plate

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:17 PM

Just found this one, if anyone has some more info to add.



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Posted 23 July 2014 - 11:35 PM

There isnt any good one here end of story

10 year old thread cmon




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