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#11
I would wire brush thick rust off. Second pass would be stainless steel scrubbers. Third pass wire wool. Then i would use electrolysis to remove the rest of the rust. Then polishing wheel to remove pitting. Then i would either get them chrome plated by professionals or zinc plate at home and use a good polish and you would get that chrome look Big Grin  Just take a look at Fabrices thread and you will see how its done.   Big Grin   Its a lot of hard work and effort but worth it if your on a budget.

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#12
(04-21-2019, 09:21 PM)Kilgon Wrote: Found a site that has Chome color paint that is as real as it gets.   Might want to check it out.  Not cheap but less expensive than having it re-chrome.   Go to https://alsacorp.com/ and on the left side choose Easy Chrome.  I have been looking for something to use to restore the trim on my bezels.  Looks like this is the way I'm going to end  up going.  Besides spray on kits they have a brush on kit that's not to bad price wise.

looks good, what's the price of both options ?
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(04-21-2019, 05:59 PM)Fabrice Wrote: Phosphate and other metal electroless treatments are also on my experiments list. Especially interesting for big/long parts.
If you start/do, please share your findings!

Here some interesting video on the subject.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zseVKqcHAmI

thanks for sharing. I'm definitely going to have a go at this at some point in the future for my bits that need phosphating, either someone in the UK stocks Manganese Phosphate or I will have to brush up on my Chemistry and cooking skills and make it myself from Manganese dioxide and phosphoric acid. I see Manganese dioxide is available on ebay, Need to find out if safe to order thee online, don't want anyone think I'm building a bomb !
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(04-22-2019, 12:58 PM)baz70 Wrote:
(04-21-2019, 09:21 PM)Kilgon Wrote: Found a site that has Chome color paint that is as real as it gets.   Might want to check it out.  Not cheap but less expensive than having it re-chrome.   Go to https://alsacorp.com/ and on the left side choose Easy Chrome.  I have been looking for something to use to restore the trim on my bezels.  Looks like this is the way I'm going to end  up going.  Besides spray on kits they have a brush on kit that's not to bad price wise.

looks good, what's the price of both options ?

price was in the link and the hobby kit is $139, the other kits are more industrial usage and around $300. 

Hobby kit includes
  • 2 oz Easy Chrome

  • 2 oz Easy Chrome Basecoat

  • 2 Speed Shapes (with basecoat)

  • 2 Speed Shapes (w/o basecoat)

  • 1 Polish Cloth
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#15
I have an email into them to see if the Hobby Kit can be brushed on or if it is spray only. Would be easier to do the trim on the bezel's and smaller details then having to tape everything up. I'll post their reply when I get it.

Update - Just got email back from Alsacorp and they said it can be sprayed or brushed on. Here are the instructions they sent.

APPLICATION:

Start With a clean, smooth and ready surface.

Begin to brush on your basecoat only doing 1 Layer of base, as long as your part is covered you will only need 1 layer. If sprayed with an air gun, you can reduce the basecoat with water by 25% so it can spray out smoothly from your air gun. Only 1 layer is needed.

Let the basecoat AIR DRY 1hr 70°F or BAKE 20min 160°F
Basecoat should be fully DRY. Before you use Easy Chrome, SHAKE bottle very well.

Begin by brushing with a CLEAN brush, 1 medium wet layer of Easy Chrome.
Chrome should start to turn in 2 minutes. Let the Easy Chrome AIR DRY 1hr 70°F or BAKE 20min 160°F

You are done!

I know nothing replaces re-chroming but if this is at least 90% chrome reflective without the dull silver look it will work for a lot of the small jobs at a fraction of the cost.

The question that needs to be answer is what level of quality are you looking for. For me, I'm building a driver that I want to look good but I don't have the high dollars needed to get the professional work. So I will choose where to spend those dollars to get the most bang for my buck without sacrificing quality where needed.

Re-chroming something that is somewhat out of sight will be lower on my quality list than say my bumper.
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#16
It's a silver based chemical, it gives fantastic results, very near of chrome, but make sure you clear coat it, as it will tarnish fast.
Works great on plastics or parts that are not used/touched often.

in UK you can also buy spray cans.
https://www.stardustcolors.co.uk/chrome-...liter.html

I've found also a company in France selling these for 50 euros. If I find the url back i'll update.

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#17
Or offer this guy $400.  Sell what you don't need, and just clean the chrome with 0000 steel wool or something even lighter.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-1972-1973-...2647308488

or this one

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-1973-Musta...4288321658

Or see what Mike at Motor City Mustang Parts, Don at Ohio Mustang Supply, Joe at Mustangs Plus in Kansas City, or others can do for you.

kcmash

All that re-chrome sounds toxic.  Of course you can always try 0000 steel wool on the parts you have.  If they get fairly  clean, just wax or polish real well.  I worked miracles with dead and rusty chrome bumpers and Magnums using that trick.
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#18
I have a fold down seat that I would be willing to make a deal on.

- Mike
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(04-22-2019, 11:19 PM)mach71351c Wrote: I have a fold down seat that I would be willing to make a deal on.


I have the seat and everything already. Just the chrome is pitted pretty good


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(04-24-2019, 08:09 PM)Newold Wrote:
(04-22-2019, 11:19 PM)mach71351c Wrote: I have a fold down seat that I would be willing to make a deal on.


I have the seat and everything already. Just the chrome is pitted pretty good


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