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#1 2012-08-05 6:06am

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too rechrome or not

im am restoring my 84 gt mach one the forks, frame and handle bars have some rust spots and i am wondering if it would be bad or not to have it rechromed and if anyone has any idea what it would cost thank you


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#2 2012-08-05 7:58am

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Re: too rechrome or not

Look at this topic first:
http://bmxmuseum.com/forums/viewtopic.p … 32&p=1
There are some impressive before and after pics in there. It would be the cheaper way to go if your rust isnt that bad. Hope this helps smile

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#3 2012-08-06 4:53am

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Re: too rechrome or not

thank you i am going to give it a shot some spots might be too bad though


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#4 2012-08-24 11:40am

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Re: too rechrome or not

[img]C:\Users\craig\Pictures\102_FUJI\DSCF2522.JPG[/img]
[img]C:\Users\craig\Pictures\102_FUJI\DSCF2523.JPG[/img]
[img]C:\Users\craig\Pictures\102_FUJI\DSCF2524.JPG[/img]
[img]C:\Users\craig\Pictures\102_FUJI\DSCF2533.JPG[img]
[img]C:\Users\craig\Pictures\102_FUJI\DSCF2534.JPG[/img]

i hope these work the first 3 are before the other two are after the oa bath chromer here i come


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#5 2012-08-24 11:40am

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Re: too rechrome or not

ok guess not


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#6 2012-08-24 11:44am

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Re: too rechrome or not

you need a photo bucket account to post pics..or any other picture hosting site

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#7 2012-08-27 8:42am

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Re: too rechrome or not

ahhh so you cant just do it from the computer   thank you very much


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#8 2012-08-28 6:04am

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Re: too rechrome or not

http://s1078.photobucket.com/albums/w486/chach70/?action=view&current=34919cf2.jpg
before
http://s1078.photobucket.com/albums/w486/chach70/?action=view&current=0c064553.jpg
after
ok im trying again after finally getting around to opening photo bucket


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#9 2012-08-28 6:05am

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Re: too rechrome or not

FAIL


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#10 2012-08-28 6:19am

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Re: too rechrome or not

chach1970 wrote:

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w486/chach70/34919cf2.jpg
before
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w486/chach70/0c064553.jpg
after
ok im trying again after finally getting around to opening photo bucket

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#11 2012-08-28 7:31am

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Re: too rechrome or not

oh sure show me up lol


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#12 2012-08-28 7:35am

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Re: too rechrome or not

lol
The chrome is completely gone from that fork.
There are sections of bare metal. If you want it to look good, it'll need refinished.

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#13 2012-08-28 7:40am

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Re: too rechrome or not

ya i am going to see a chromer tomorrow


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#14 2012-08-28 7:53am

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Re: too rechrome or not

What does the frame and bars look like?

BTW...I lived in Barrington many years ago. That's when I really got into BMX.

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#15 2012-08-28 8:10am

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Re: too rechrome or not

It might be cheaper to buy a better set than to have those rechromed.

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#16 2012-08-28 10:57pm

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Re: too rechrome or not

Powdercoat?

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#17 2012-08-29 4:06am

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Re: too rechrome or not

the frame looks a lot better than the forks it cleaned up pretty good the bars have surface rust in the joints the place i called quoted me 400 to rechrome the bars, frame, forks and seat post but i'll see if they will have to charge more because of the forks


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#18 2012-08-29 4:34am

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Re: too rechrome or not

Just do your research on the shop doing the chroming. I bought a frame the other day from someone that was rechromed and must say it was done really $hit. They didn't do proper prep before the job.
Tempted to get it removed with reverse plating process and then powdered blue.

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#19 2012-08-29 4:37am

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Re: too rechrome or not

oh ya i will be asking lots of questions if they can't do it so it looks like it does now (with out the rust ) big_smile welds showing and everything i will not do it


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#20 2012-08-29 9:23am

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Re: too rechrome or not

so i droped it off guy was pretty cool showed me around a little bit they look like they do a real good job and he said they would be able to keep everything like it is ...so wish me luck


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#21 2012-08-29 9:39am

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Re: too rechrome or not

I had a frame and forks re chromed.The guy told me it was more re chrome a frame that already had chrome them to chrome a painted frame.

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#22 2012-09-23 10:47am

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Re: too rechrome or not

Well, how did it turn out?

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#23 2012-09-23 1:10pm

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Re: too rechrome or not

not done yet he said maybe not til end of this month or start of oct


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#24 2012-11-07 12:58pm

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Re: too rechrome or not

so FINALLY they have called me back my bike is done i am going to try to get it tomorrow if not i am getting it friday i will post pic's by this weekend good or bad


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#25 2012-11-08 10:06am

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Re: too rechrome or not

http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w486/chach70/DSC_1121_zpsaf74d7fa.jpg
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w486/chach70/DSC_1126_zps37b6d1ec.jpg

came out pretty good its not perfect biggest issue i have is this hole they drilled in the bars
http://i1078.photobucket.com/albums/w486/chach70/DSC_1128_zps7bfd3d85.jpg


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