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Chrome Plating Plastic ?

Discussion in 'General' started by ZedzDead, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Well-Known Forum User

    Time scale - going to take a few months.

    Cost - hopefully less than plating, covering or painting but certainly more durable.

    Anyway, I'm going to look into it - I have a couple of good spare pairs here to send out as samples.
     
  2. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead
    Z Club Member

    Sounds very interesting Sean !
     
  3. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Well-Known Forum User

    I'm already in touch with two production companies.

    One of them did these seat hinges for me which I think look the dogs' !
     

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  4. Mark N

    Mark N
    Z Club Member

    This company does plastic injection moulding and the vacuum metallising.
    They also say they do small runs and it may be cheaper getting everything done in one place.

    https://www.dual-metallising.co.uk/
     
  5. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead
    Z Club Member

    Looks like there's plenty of us needing tail lamp bezels sorting so would be good to cover all possibilities and reach a decision Mark.
     
  6. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Moderator

    I'd get mine done if its a decent price.
     
  7. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

  8. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    I would be interested too :)

    Does anyone know if the blem rear lights are the same design as the originals? I was just wondering if we could collectively contact the manufacturer of those and get a group buy on the bits...?
     
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  9. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead
    Z Club Member

    Hi Sean - Happy New year to you ! Spoke with Geoff R last night and we considering getting a spare pair of bezels chrome painted just to see how they look Wondering if you'd given the re-manufacturing of bezels any more thought which is undoubtedly the best option subject to cost?
     
  10. Schuder

    Schuder
    Z Club Member

    Hi all,

    Are the front indicators mounted above the & on the bumper made of this same plastic type material?

    Thanks
     
  11. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Moderator

    I think they are metal aren't they?
     
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  12. Schuder

    Schuder
    Z Club Member

    They Don't Appear To Be But I'll Check That Now It's Home, They Are Terribly "Pitted" Which Is My Reason For Thinking They Aren't Metal Mate
     
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  13. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
    Z Club Member

    No, pretty sure they are plastic coated chrome not metal.
     
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  14. Dale

    Dale
    Z Club Member

    A recent Car S.O.S. episode shows them getting some plastic parts ‘silvered’ using the silver nitrate method discussed before. Great results.

    XJ-S
    https://g.co/kgs/BgwnX3

    Repeated on Tuesday at 19:00 on National Geographic channel.
     
  15. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Well-Known Forum User

    Nope, had a lot of sh*t on my plate recently.....looking at inner door handle covers too now.
     
  16. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

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