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 Post subject: Rechroming
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 5:09 pm 
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Hi all, great forum...i'm in !! Does anyone know of a good reliable rechromers in the North London area, i've heard many horror stories and have a feeling i'm gonna get hit over the head on the price. Anyone know roughly what its gonna cost to get every bit of chrome done on a mark 1?

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:58 pm 
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The only (local) company I am aware of near N18 is based at the back end of Southgate. They carry out all the polishing then send the parts onto Birmingham for chroming.

Never used them TBH as I use the same person for my chroming each and every time.

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:24 pm 
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Very interesting question that I'd also like to know the answer to. How much for a rechrome for a Mark 1?


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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:32 pm 
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Been done before and looks in my opinion, totally naff.

You would be looking at upwards of £400 at today's costs I would imagine depending if you want a "mint" finish.......

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:46 pm 
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Uh oh, thats me not asking my question properly, sorry chaps, i meant any idea how much it would cost to get all the chromed parts rechromed, not the frame? Am i still looking about a 4er? Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 10:49 pm 
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@ the grifter fella, you mean that place just off Station Road, near the North Circ, just round the corner from ERA Rodman (the powder coaters)? I heard it got closed down, new government regulations regarding dangerous chemicals or soming.

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
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Thats the place............

It was still open beginning of the year though as far as I am aware....


Talking of Rodmans, NEVER have powder coating done there, NOT good.

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
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grifterguru wrote:
Thats the place............

It was still open beginning of the year though as far as I am aware....


Talking of Rodmans, NEVER have powder coating done there, NOT good.



Righty ho, cheers dude, i'll look into it.

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:44 am 
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JesusMalverd: It's only just "up the road" from me, I could always pop up and check if you like?


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Uh oh, thats me not asking my question properly, sorry chaps, i meant any idea how much it would cost to get all the chromed parts rechromed, not the frame? Am i still looking about a 4er? Thanks.


TBH, having never had the entire componants done, I can not say categorically. That said, based on the costs of various parts added together, I would say it would be nearer to £600 or £700

A Full compliment of components being chromed does cost money and if you break down the costs, you will see where the costs are for example this is the usual list:

2x Wheel Rims,
2x Mudguards,
1x Chainwheel and left hand arm,
1x saddle post,
1x sissy bar (HBR is more),
1x pair handlebars,
1x handlebar stem
4x brake caliper arms,
2x brake bolts,
2x brake levers,
1x spoke protector,
1x pair mk1 pedal cages and end cover caps
2x sissy bar springs
4x Sissy Bar Spring cups,
2x sissy bar clamps
2x sissy bar / seat bolt nuts & washers,
1x shifter lever,
1x complete headset 4 pieces, not including fork crown bearing race),
1x lamp bracket,
1x pair front wheel nuts
1x Prop stand
2x pairs of Brake shoes (the bit that holds the pads), depending on early or late model,
1x pair Rear brake pad stabiliser stays

When you add all of those parts up together, you soon begin to see where the money is going and that the projected cost is far from being "outlandish", een though it is expensive!

Other factors in the cost of chroming, apart from the labour are the raw materials, the price of which simply continues to climb.

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:09 am 
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grifterguru wrote:
JesusMalverd: It's only just "up the road" from me, I could always pop up and check if you like?


JesusMalverde wrote:
Uh oh, thats me not asking my question properly, sorry chaps, i meant any idea how much it would cost to get all the chromed parts rechromed, not the frame? Am i still looking about a 4er? Thanks.


TBH, having never had the entire componants done, I can not say categorically. That said, based on the costs of various parts added together, I would say it would be nearer to £600 or £700

A Full compliment of components being chromed does cost money and if you break down the costs, you will see where the costs are for example this is the usual list:

2x Wheel Rims,
2x Mudguards,
1x Chainwheel and left hand arm,
1x saddle post,
1x sissy bar (HBR is more),
1x pair handlebars,
1x handlebar stem
4x brake caliper arms,
2x brake bolts,
2x brake levers,
1x spoke protector,
1x pair mk1 pedal cages and end cover caps
2x sissy bar springs
4x Sissy Bar Spring cups,
2x sissy bar clamps
2x sissy bar / seat bolt nuts & washers,
1x shifter lever,
1x complete headset 4 pieces, not including fork crown bearing race),
1x lamp bracket,
1x pair front wheel nuts
1x Prop stand
2x pairs of Brake shoes (the bit that holds the pads), depending on early or late model,
1x pair Rear brake pad stabiliser stays

When you add all of those parts up together, you soon begin to see where the money is going and that the projected cost is far from being "outlandish", een though it is expensive!

Other factors in the cost of chroming, apart from the labour are the raw materials, the price of which simply continues to climb.



vuoipgdrtc << thats my jaw hitting the keyboard, when you put it like that it looks quite frightening, i'll have to chip away at that, some parts i'll have to suffer as they are for now, i'll guess. Thanks anyway, i'm only in EN4 myself, i'll pop up there when i get the chance.

Top forum chaps, been glued to it since i found it, props!! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:51 am 
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It can be scary to look at it when it is laid out like that :!:

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
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grifterguru wrote:
It can be scary to look at it when it is laid out like that :!:

Dude, i took a drive up to that metalworkers (Cosmo platers), you was right, they are still open and you was right in the fact that they do send their chrome work away to get done. I'm looking elseware now tbh, sooner take it to someone that does it in house, its bound to work out cheaper, Thanks for your help.

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:00 pm 
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No Worries,

I popped into cosmo myself a while bck about some chroming, as soon as they mentioned "we send it away", I thought "Not chance will I be Using you then".

On the flip side, Have a word with J.C.TheReproman, he can get restorative (restoration) chrome done at a reasonable cost. Two alterntives, good chrome OR for the best quality, "Show" chrome for that minty look (more expensive though).

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
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these fellas have a good rep in the scootering (Vespa/Lambretta) scene

www.londonchroming.co.uk

them

and midas touch in castleford (yorkshire)

check out scootering magasine in WWWWWHHHHHHHsmiths for adverts chrome is close to scooterboys heart and the guys that service them are used to dealing with steel parts and aluminium/pot metal/monkey metal castings that are 40-60 years old...

the cost is usually frightenting


hello all

my first post :)

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 Post subject: Re: Rechroming
PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 7:40 pm 
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dave999 wrote:
these fellas have a good rep in the scootering (Vespa/Lambretta) scene

http://www.londonchroming.co.uk

them

and midas touch in castleford (yorkshire)

check out scootering magasine in WWWWWHHHHHHHsmiths for adverts chrome is close to scooterboys heart and the guys that service them are used to dealing with steel parts and aluminium/pot metal/monkey metal castings that are 40-60 years old...

the cost is usually frightenting


hello all

my first post :)

Dave


Nice one Dave, heard of both of those 2 firms, also http://www.premierplatingworks.co.uk/ who are based in Walthemstow, North East London, i'll let peeps know who i go with and the results.

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