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I Need radio chassis zinc chromate plated

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Anyone have a home plating kit and nothing to plate?  I've got a radio chassis that needs replating. It doesn't need to

be perfect.  Name your price.

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I would help if I could, but I don't have my system up and running yet. Have you thought about Contacting Norm at Zeddsaver. He plated some stuff for me, he was reasonable...

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Usually not that expensive to go to a professional plater. I spoke to someone doing a home kit and they said it was a massive hassle for hobby items like this and they would just outsource because you get a better job done and it's not very expensive when compared to other finishes like Chrome.

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Part of the problem with the hobby plater is the larger the surface area the larger power source you need. Also agitation and the shape of the part complicates getting a good even coat on it. I agree, I think it would cost more to ship if you can't get it done locally on the islands than to actually have it plated

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ok so Norm is out of commission from a rollover accident and ztherapy said they send it out to a place in portland.

Any other suggestions? 

I'de like to buy a copy cad kit myself but if someone has a home kit, it would be nice to see firsthand what kind of job the home kits do.

There are some people out there that have upgraded to a larger rectifier and can do bigger pieces like this with their kits.

 

 

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DIY results were well documented by Grannyknot (c/w lots of pix) a few months back (use the search function).  Additional comments were offered there by Nix240 and Patcon, IIRC. 

While what you want to to achieve is do-able, I think that the phrase, 'Your results may vary' applies here.  A large, angular piece like the radio chassis may offer special challenges because of 'masking' in and around the corners.

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3 minutes ago, Namerow said:

While what you want to to achieve is do-able, I think that the phrase, 'Your results may vary' applies here.  A large, angular piece like the radio chassis may offer special challenges because of 'masking' in and around the corners.

Exactly right! It would take a good setup and an experienced DIYer to get decent results

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ok, Norm is back at work. I sent him a box of radio parts. I will post pictures of what he sends back

 

Now all i need is some white labels this size because I don't think anyone reproduces these yet.

 

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On 4/14/2016 at 9:19 AM, Patcon said:

Contact Mike @ Banzai

Maybe he can make some for you

you have mail...

Making my own. Just gotta find some labels this size to print.

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20 hours ago, Gav240z said:

Awesome, going to make other ones like TM-1081ZB(S)?

This is the best example I can find. It needs LOTS of touchup

Anyone got anything better? It needs to be archived so we have something to reproduce from later.

hitachi-radio-1081.jpg

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