View Full Version : DIY Chrome Plate

05-30-2005, 05:24 AM
I just wondering has anyone Done chrome at home?

I did nickle and silver plate in school but it was on a small scale.

I think I could do small Items with a little work.

Has anyone done this?

Thanks Kevin

1954 Studebaker Champion Coupe

05-30-2005, 09:55 AM
There's a company that sells home chrome kits and supplies. Caswell I think the name is.
I've never done it or heard from anyone who has. If you try it, let us know what the results are:D

Miscreant at large.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President 2-dr
1955 President State
1951 Champion Biz cpe
1963 Daytona project FS

05-31-2005, 02:44 PM
Here is an online group that I have been following for awhile. Some good info on getting started plating.

53commander HDTP
53 Champion HDTP
61 Cursed Purple Hawk
64 Champ long bed V8
64 GT

06-02-2005, 08:53 AM
hey thanks for the link, I'm going to check it out and I'll post any home chrome projects, good or bad.

Thanks kevin D.

1954 Studebaker Champion Coupe

06-02-2005, 11:40 AM
The worse problem might be disposing of some of the nasty stuff,real toxic.I was giving the grand guided tour of the chrome shop I use last time I picked some chrome up.
Personally,Id just as soon someone else did this kinda work,don't think Id even want to work there,but there must be some satisfaction in restoring a nice piece.
Perhaps you could get a tour of one near you to help you decide if you really want to start this.
I was told a bucket of nickle alone is 10k,and they go through lots of it.