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Nickel plating.. How much?

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' at netrider.net.au started by nice2Bnaked, Mar 16, 2007.

  1. Looking at several ideas for coating.
    For a frame and swingarm, does anyone have a clue for cost of electro/nickel/chrome plating?
    I've rung for quotes, and everyone says to bring it in to have a look at. The frame/swinger are stripped and clean.

  2. they probably want you to bring it in because of determining the difficulty of coating something that's an odd shape... i hope you get more responses because i like your question and i'm curious too
  3. You could do it yourself.


    Most companies will either want to see the component or have a drawing of it.
  5. My PM's not working,
    johns over around laverton somewhere
  6. theres a couple of hobby supliers in Aussie i can find, that guy from WA and another one in NSW.

    to make it echonomical you realy need a project to do, buying the gear for a dozen items just aint worth it.

    To get schmiko finishes you also need a few other odds and sods like a bench grinder with wire wheel, and polishing mop and also say a 4" grinder with a scotch pad wheel
  7. Yep nickel/cobalt plating is good but it's still not as good as autocatylitic (or electroless) nickel plating - that produces a much harder and thinner coating with a brighter finish. It also avoids the yellowness you get with NiCo plating (unless you want that effect).
  8. thanks JD that was the other mob i couldnt find
  9. LOL ive always got projects. ATM one finished, one half and one about to start.

    This is by far the most usefull thread on these forums,
  10. You might wanna try this mob whilst ur at it.


    They offer a complete break down service which you may, or may not find handy. Ride in, ride out with bling!

    I looked into the same thing about 12 months ago. I eventually found it cost prohibitive... :LOL:

    I guess that, at the end of the day, the cash was better invested in my "Daytona 675" fund....