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Chrome plating

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Hodg, May 21, 2014.

  1. Hodg

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    Could i have my hw100 chome plated? Im guessing that plating is a heat treatment so it would have to be stripped right down, has anyone ever had it done after buying a rifle?
    Atb Terry
     
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    Only thing that might happen is some tolerances might change depending on how thick the chrome plating is.
     
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    Chrome plating is done with electricity and will probably mean first a layer of copper, then nickel then chrome so quite a lot of build up and it will probably be difficult to keep the plating out of areas you don't want plated. You really ought to speak to an electroplating firm to get a proper answer as they may have a process which is suitable. It's a bold idea, not quite sure how I feel about it myself.
     
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    Interesting thread this, I always really liked the chrome version of the G10 (or was it nickel?) not the one that had black parts on it, it was more or less all chrome or nickel. Obviously they are not the best of guns but it looked nice :)
     
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    cbrdave Nuts

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    Chrome plating uses dip tanks with various chemicals, waters and electricity, if I can remember back to when I left school and did it for my first job, there is very little heat used, the chemicals used may screw with ya seals and like mentioned before there will quite a build up and may mess with moving parts.
     
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    Why not just take your gun back to bare metal and polish the hell out of it? Mirror polish starts around 4,000 grit, 12,000 grit is like glass
     
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    Its a bit like plating it though,its quite permanent and might make it more difficult to resell later on.
    Vinyl can be taken off again and gives some protection to the existing finish.
     
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    chrome plating would work out more than the cost of the gun. its around 100 pounds per item depending how complex it is. also alloy won't be chromed easier to polish hard metal chrome soft metal is generally polished or powder coated.
     
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