There's only chrome on the forks, which are a lot thicker than the main tubes. Other than that, it's only the lugs, chain and seat stays (maybe half/three quarter length) I want done.I wouldn't ever re-chrome apart from lugs or other thick parts. It's bad for tubing in the first place and removing it involves removal of more tube metal by grinding and polishing, ready for the new chrome.
Chrome can be very successfully painted over by blasting/sanding to provide a key, then acid etch priming.
Derby Chrome Plating have done numerous plating jobs for my vintage Riley car. It was a 1933 model and the 'chrome' bits were nickel plated not chrome. They did a fantastic job and I can thoroughly recommend them. Nickel plating is the step before chrome and gives a softer finish not as bright as chrome.Hi, Google throws up plenty of results for firms that can Chrome and re-spray bike frames. Can anybody make some recommendations (or warnings!) based on personal experience?
Thanks in advance,
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