Chrome Plating Aluminum - FFCars.com : Factory Five Racing Discussion Forum
'33 Hot Rod Forum sponsored by classic E/T Wheels · Call (510) 895-8880
FFCars.com Forums Advertisers Build Sites FFR FAQ Gallery
Go Back   FFCars.com : Factory Five Racing Discussion Forum > Factory Five Racing '33 Hot Rod > Factory Five '33 Hot Rod Forum Sponsored by E/T Wheels
Register Garage iTrader FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Advertise


Thanks Tree1Thanks
  • 1 Post By j33ptj
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Display Modes
Old 07-10-2019, 10:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Rotorhead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Grapevine, Texas
Posts: 27
Chrome Plating Aluminum

Expensive Lesson.... I recently had my Windshield Frame and Grill Chrome Plated for $1,300.00. When the car was in the Body Shop for prep work, they installed Nutplates to fit the removable Hard Top and Side Post. Where they drilled the holes, the Chrome Plating immediately started pealing in sheets. The Chrome Shop said that you should never drill into the Chrome Plating, as it will always peal. I do not know this for a fact, or if it was not prepped properly. Finger Pointing is not solving my problem. Has anyone had the same issue with plating Aluminum Parts?? Do not want to go through this again.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg chrome.jpg (241.7 KB, 26 views)
Rotorhead is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-11-2019, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
j33ptj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 357
Yes, I had to drill a hole in a chromed part for my motorbike, same problem...

Chrome flakes easily of AL is my impression.
Rotorhead thanked this.
j33ptj is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-11-2019, 12:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
FFCars Craftsman
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Posts: 513
Yes, sadly I have experienced similar problems with chrome.

I am so sorry that you are dealing with this. I hate, HATE, when things like this come up! It is such an expensive mistake that is out of proportion to the modest error that produced it!

I hope you are able to make it work, and that the financial pain subsides. I am truly sorry; good luck!

Regards,

Steve
WIS89 is online now   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-11-2019, 08:48 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Sunnyvale, Texas
Posts: 21
Chroming aluminium

Very sorry about your windshield frame.

I had the upper aluminum radiator pipe I built chromed and just the expansion and contraction of the pipe is causing the chrome to peel.
Kamp is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the FFCars.com : Factory Five Racing Discussion Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Insurance
Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


» Premium Vendor Showcase
» Recent Discussions
I LOVE my little 302 ( 1 2 )
03-17-2017 07:12 PM
Last post by Real time recon
Today 10:16 PM
54 Replies, 5,029 Views
anyone go keyless for...
10-15-2019 09:00 PM
Last post by ff33rod
Today 09:55 PM
14 Replies, 264 Views
Ford 351 Windsor with...
10-15-2019 10:23 PM
Last post by Austexican
Today 09:02 PM
11 Replies, 200 Views
Edwardbťs Gen 3 Type 65... ( 1 2 3 4 5 ... Last Page)
12-02-2017 07:23 PM
by edwardb
Last post by edwardb
Today 08:36 PM
312 Replies, 50,412 Views
Engine not starting.
Yesterday 01:28 AM
Last post by jhargrove
Today 07:55 PM
21 Replies, 325 Views
Dash vinyl
10-13-2019 04:12 PM
by RockOn
Last post by glastron351
Today 06:49 PM
6 Replies, 125 Views
Side Bubbles and...
10-16-2019 01:53 AM
Last post by toad driver
Today 05:49 PM
3 Replies, 128 Views
manual brakes
Today 12:39 PM
Last post by kgkeys
Today 05:23 PM
7 Replies, 100 Views
Missing a cylinder -... ( 1 2 )
10-08-2019 07:29 PM
by Danish
Last post by Tom Sharpe
Today 03:54 PM
50 Replies, 1,878 Views
Steering column removal?
Yesterday 11:23 PM
by JMJ
Last post by railroad
Today 01:29 PM
4 Replies, 117 Views
Problems with...
12-20-2018 03:17 PM
Last post by plschulten
Today 01:28 PM
24 Replies, 1,767 Views
Clutch replacement
05-27-2019 06:48 PM
Last post by plschulten
Today 01:24 PM
5 Replies, 272 Views
More stealth mode
10-14-2019 04:10 PM
Last post by plschulten
Today 01:22 PM
3 Replies, 123 Views
Meet ...
10-07-2019 09:10 PM
Last post by plschulten
Today 01:21 PM
12 Replies, 553 Views
Tuesday's Drive
10-10-2019 01:47 PM
by taved
Last post by plschulten
Today 12:49 PM
3 Replies, 108 Views
Gen III Coupe weight in...
05-26-2019 02:10 AM
by taved
Last post by plschulten
Today 12:44 PM
10 Replies, 684 Views
Differental slop ?
10-11-2019 12:22 AM
Last post by plschulten
Today 12:41 PM
1 Replies, 93 Views
Carbureted fuel system....
10-14-2019 11:59 PM
Last post by KRUSTY990
Today 11:31 AM
11 Replies, 381 Views
Tangent rollbar clamp -...
09-21-2019 03:03 AM
by RockOn
Last post by RockOn
Today 03:20 AM
4 Replies, 195 Views
New side pipes...
10-14-2019 01:57 AM
by taved
Last post by taved
Today 01:53 AM
5 Replies, 200 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:50 PM.




Intercity Lines

Ford Cobra Engines

Team 3 Wheels:

Midwest Classic Insurance:

FACTORY FIVE ROADSTERS:

ROADSTERS
· Roadster Forum
· 4.6L Roadsters
· Big Block Roadsters
· Non-Ford Powered Roadsters

FACTORY FIVE COUPE/SPYDER:

TYPE 65 COUPES
SPYDER GT

FACTORY FIVE GTM:

GTM SUPERCAR
· GTM Forum
· GTM Classifieds
· GTM FAQ

FACTORY FIVE '33 HOT ROD:

· '33 Hot Rod Forum
· Hot Rod Classifieds

FACTORY FIVE COMPETITION:

· Challenge Cars
· Road Racing
· Autocross / Pro Solo
· Drag Racing

GENERAL FACTORY FIVE DISCUSSIONS:

· Free Photo Hosting
· Tires / Wheels
· Tops & Tonneaus
· Upholstery
· Gallery
· Audio / Electronics
· Car Care
· Insurance / Registration
· Brakes / Suspension
· Ford Big Block Tech
· Ford Small Block Tech
· Forced Induction / NOS
· Fuel Injection Tech

EVENTS:

· National Events
· Southwest
· Northwest
· NorCal
· SoCal
· Southcentral
· Midwest
· Southeast
· Northeast
· Canada

OFF TOPIC:

· Off Topic Discussions
· Other Car Discussions
· Smyth Performance G3F
· Automotive Photography Discussions

CLASSIFIEDS:

· Cobras and Replicas For Sale / Wanted
· Parts For Sale / Wanted
· Donor Cars For Sale / Wanted
· Other Vehicles For Sale / Wanted

NEWS / HELP:

· FFCars.com News
· Forum Help / Test

 


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.


 

Welcome to FFCars! The representations expressed are the representations and opinions of the FFCars.com forum members and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and viewpoints of the site owners, moderators, Factory Five Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company. This website has been planned and developed by FFCars.com and its forum members and should not be construed as being endorsed by Factory Five Racing, Inc. or Ford Motor Company for any purpose. "FFR", "Factory Five", "Factory Five Racing", and the Factory Five Racing logo are registered trademarks of Factory Five Racing, Inc. FFCars.com forum members agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyrighted material is owned by you. Although we do not and cannot review the messages posted and are not responsible for the content of any of these messages, we reserve the right to delete any message for any reason whatsoever. You remain solely responsible for the content of your messages, and you agree to indemnify and hold us harmless with respect to any claim based upon transmission of your message(s). Thank you for visiting the FFCars.com Forum dedicated to Factory Five.