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#1 brendan_h

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 09:25 AM

As part of my interior im not sure if i want chrome or black scuff plates. So lets see some pics.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 01:04 PM

I had black and changed to chrome as it looked better imo. But no pics sorry



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:01 PM

I remember somebody around here did a pair of hatch scuff plates in carbon fiber, which I thought looked pretty impressive, but I can't find the thread now?



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Posted 20 April 2017 - 10:37 PM

What are they from factory..anodised?

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:45 PM

That's a hotly debated topic, some were zinc plated, some were chromed, and that's all I'm sayin'!



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:03 AM

Im not fussed on originality just want somthing that looks nice. The silver has be thinking

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:07 AM

That's a hotly debated topic, some were zinc plated, some were chromed, and that's all I'm sayin'!

LC LJ all zinc plated ex factory, no chrome.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:14 AM

I had my LH ones Cad plated originally but within a few months of them sitting in storage, they went black.

 

I then had them zinc'd and they came back as shiny as chrome. But they have since dulled in finish.



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 01:58 PM

Id say zinc plating is the way to go,
or anodised silver if its possible..

I gather the scuffs would have to b in
excellent cond? No nicks deep scratches or
is that all taken care of at the platers.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:04 PM

Get chrome ones. If you don't like them paint them black.

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:40 PM

like how you think :P
 



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:50 PM

Get them black chromed just to be different. :)



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:09 PM


That's a hotly debated topic, some were zinc plated, some were chromed, and that's all I'm sayin'!

 

LC LJ all zinc plated ex factory, no chrome.

 

Sorry, nobody mentioned a model (before you).



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:16 PM

I painted mine 2k silver, once again no picks at this point, will look for some. I liked the finish. 


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 08:25 PM

Turns out I never uploaded a direct pick of them to photobucket, but you can see one in this pick. 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:20 PM

Cadmium with a blue passivate, would have been the gmh finish from new, now replaced by zinc & blue passivate. If you just ask your plater for blue zinc, that's what you'll get, it looks good & easy to look after, just my opinion though & yes the better they are, the better they'll come up, zinc is around 1/3 of chrome price. Chrome looks nice, but you are going to have to keep it polished. Gary.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 10:39 PM

This is how all the bits I had Cad plated ended up after about 3-6 months storage in a bedroom.

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Then I had them zinc plated.

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 11:29 PM

This is how all the bits I had Cad plated ended up after about 3-6 months storage in a bedroom. 658693B8-6488-455B-93D3-CDA6D780AAAC_zps
Then I had them zinc plated. EE45C2E5-FD72-435D-AF77-C9477B855FAB_zps


Ewww.looks narsty..must of been a bad batch
Brad..i didnt expect zinc to look chromy.

So cad is the propper way grumpy.i like the
dull look.very similar to Dj's

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 12:14 AM

Sorry, nobody mentioned a model (before you).

Apologies, I should have refrained from making any model specific references.



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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:07 AM

Ewww.looks narsty..must of been a bad batch
Brad..i didnt expect zinc to look chromy.

So cad is the propper way grumpy.i like the
dull look.very similar to Dj's


Everything I had cad plated ended up the same. It all had to be redone. Total waste of money. The zinc finish has now gone dull. I was surprised also at its chrome like finish.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 06:28 PM

Think i might stick with the black. Getting them striped down and redone in 2k.951e5c48c8f35655997e9684430ce5de.jpg

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:15 PM

Chrome and back-lit is the go. Get 'LJ SL' or 'GTR' lit up in your scuff plates. I'd put a photo up as an example but don't want to be called a W anchor. LOL.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:45 PM

Maybe a bit late Brendon, but here is Factory style LC, and Rares style LJ

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 08:43 PM

Thanks for the pics, zinc finish not for me. Most likly going to go black after looking at mine today.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 10:20 PM

Yes Maz, cadmium was the original base coating, not easy to get done now because it's carsenagenic ( cancer forming ) so todays base coating uses zinc instead, you can use the original passivates over the top though, so it pretty much looks as per original, Gary.




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