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Plastic Re-chroming

Discussion in '240Z / 260Z / 280Z' started by JK240, Nov 16, 2016.

  1. pmac

    pmac Well-Known Forum User

    I have sold my set to Johny.
  2. jonbills

    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    Is mpac Pete's rapper alter ego?
  3. johnymd

    Z Club Member

  4. JK240

    Z Club Member

    Ah, Ok then in that case;

    JK240 (myself) 2 Pairs
    Candy Red 2 Pairs
    Status 1 Pair
    Jonbills 1 Pair
    JonnyMD 2 Pairs
    Andrew Muir 1 Pair
    Dale 2 Pairs
    Cosworth415 2 Pairs
    Ian 1 pair

    Making 14 pairs/28 items which is spot on in terms of numbers. I heard back too from QPP and they have confirmed again that the parts would be stripped of the old chrome then start from fresh building up layers to the chrome. They also said that once plated it would be difficult to know whose was whose and they where thinking about that. IMO though if they are all the same part, of the same finished quality it shouldn't really matter should it?

    It seems though that they don't have a jig suitable for our parts currently so are working on that too and will let me know once they have some more news, I am guessing that this will all happen in January now though with the proximity to Christmas, etc.

    I'll let you guys know more when I do.


  5. toopy

    Z Club Member

    Andrew, i believe the actual light lenses and surrounds are the same as on the 2 seater, it's just the main base/back piece that is longer/wider on the 2+2

    Ive rather missed the boat on this one, ive neglected to check in on the website for a while now.
    If/when there is a round 2, count me in please :thumbs:
  6. IONA

    IONA Well-Known Forum User

    Me too, I have a couple of pairs available to be done if round 2 comes around.
    Cheers, Mark.
  7. datsunnyit

    datsunnyit Well-Known Forum User

    JK240 is possible stripping and re chrome some hood plastic emblems ?
  8. JK240

    Z Club Member

    Thanks guys will keep you informed with numbers and let you know if we either get enough interest to make it cost effective to do a second batch or anyone drops out, cheers
    Sorry, I doubt if there would be enough interest in this to get your badges done, this is purely rear lamp surrounds.
  9. JK240

    Z Club Member

    I've just had another email back from QPP and it's buggered the whole thing.

    It states;

    Sadly we do not have any jigs suitable to run your parts on, therefore in order to proceed we would need new tooling. This would be £1850 for a set of jigs

    So even with 14 of us involved that adds £132.00 each to the original quoted price, so sorry guys it looks like the hunt for getting these things re-chromed goes on :(


  10. status

    Z Club Member

    That is still a good price believe it or not if the quality is as good as I got back from the states when I had mine done over there,I'm still up for it if others are
  11. JK240

    Z Club Member

    I think at nearly 200 quid for each of us if we still had the batch of 28, it might be just a bit too much. And if anyone does drop out that reduces the number which just increases the price yet more for the rest of us

    I will keep trying though there must be someone out there that does this sort of thing without it costing a fortune.


  12. status

    Z Club Member

    That's my point,it does cost a fortune to have done properly and it's finding someone,as I said earlier the correct process is vacuum plating,I will have a punt around myself and see if I can come up with something
  13. toopy

    Z Club Member

    Expensive yes, but surely once the tooling is set up, we/you/the club effectively own it, so no one else can use it, correct?

    Therefore we/the club, become the go to place in the UK, Europe even, for this sort of thing.

    Plus, paid up members of said club, could get their surrounds done at cost + minimal arrangement fee for the club coffers, others/non members pay an additional fee on top also to go to club coffers?! :)
  14. philbrads

    Z Club Member

    Just as an alternative solution, I got the plastic strips which run along the inside of the door panels re-chromed using this company:

    It's a spray as opposed to a conventional chroming process but the results were really good
  15. status

    Z Club Member

    Non members might as well get it done off their own backs if they have to pay a bit extra for not being members
  16. cosworth415

    Z Club Member

    I wonder what happened to the original tooling for these bezels.

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