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    chrome plating process, is this right

    hi all im getting a bit confussed with a chrome plating kit ive bought the instruction seem to have been written buy the same person who does flatpack furniture,anyway what i need to know is the following correct. If you were chrome plating something that had chrome plate all ready on it, when you strip the plate off, you would have nickel plate underneath,once all the chrome plate was gone. You would use a nickel plate activator before you replated with chrome plate again. Also if you were chrome plating something that had never been plated at all, after you had stripped blasted etc down to the bare metal, you would have to nickel plate it first, then use a nickel activator, then put it in the chrome plating ,so does this mean if correct, the nickel activator needs to be used to make the chrome plate stick to the nickel is this right anybody please.

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    Decent chrome is triple plated copper, nickel,then chrome .

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    Chrome is only as good as the finish underneath as its transparent,thats why the bare metal has to be polished first any marks show through

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    why **** about,get it done proper ah kid

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    Surprised you can buy a DIY kit for chrome plating, the salts are really toxic.

    The activator will be a cleaning solution to make sure it is spotless for the chrome.

    As has been said the successive layers of Copper and Nickel each have to be perfect for a good result. The different metals allow a good bond, and especially the copper levels out the slight imperfections and has to be a mirror finish before moving on.

    Where did you buy it from?

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    bought it on ebay its only for small things thought it mite be handy for some small nut heads and bolts washers etc on the car im doing have had all suspension etc done proffessnaly .had 2 eves so far with this so called chroming kit all ive managed to do so far is make a 2p same finish as a 10p looks like another thing for the shelf, Mite come in handy if i never use it ! eh

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    See if someone has done on youtube.

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    is it an actual chroming kit, or a chrome-like kit like this... Super Bright Plating Module (10 Litre)*(P185) - Frost Auto Restoration Techniques basically BZP

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