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Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

This is the part on the hood.  I looks a lot like the ones I saw at Wauseon & it fits the curve of the hood perfectly.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

From the "speckled" appearance of how the plating has come off of this part, my guess is the supplier didn't have their voltage tuned correctly for the mass of the load of parts being plated.  That can cause bubbles to form on parts which prevents the plating material (nickle, chrome, etc) from attaching to the metal substrate.   I've seen this type of defect before in my line of work.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

nadno1
 

Mike,  I had mine done by a shop that does motorcycle items  in the Black Hills S.D.  by far the cheapest of all I contacted, they are potmetal most places wont do them because of that. I was very happy with the results.



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-------- Original message --------
From: Mike S <miso7@...>
Date: 8/2/19 12:29 PM (GMT-06:00)
To: Crosley-Gang@groups.io
Subject: [Crosley-Gang] Chrome Plating Parts?

Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Spock Arnold
 

My guess would be in the area of 200

On Aug 2, 2019 1:29 PM, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:
Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

L.E. Hardee
 

Perhaps I am wrong because I am beginning to believe that nothing is absolute in Crosleyland, but I don't think your ornament is Crosley.  I was thinking, like Gary, that the original Crosley ornaments were stainless and not exactly the shape of the one in your picture.  A lot of Crosley owners put other brand car hood ornaments on their Crosley.  Additionally there were a slew of aftermarket ornaments for sale back then.  My mother's 52 Crosley which she bought in early 1953 as a dealer repo had a 51 Ford ornament. 


On Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 1:44 PM Gary Cochrane via Groups.Io <g2cochrane=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
That piece should be stainless.  You can find these in very good shape and quite buffable for a lot less than the cost of plating.

On Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:29:34 AM PDT, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:


Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Butch
 

The originals were a brass alloy, with a VERY thin back. Be very careful with the buffing job, it's quite easy to "buff" all of the way thru them.

Butch

On 8/2/2019 1:44 PM, Gary Cochrane via Groups.Io wrote:
That piece should be stainless.?? You can find these in very good shape and quite buffable for a lot less than the cost of plating.

On Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:29:34 AM PDT, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:


Anyone had any plating done lately??? Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.?? The former owner had painted it body color.?? When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.
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Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

I'll put a magnet to it when I get home, but I sure thought it was steel.....but maybe that's why there's no rust pits.....

Re: Chrome Plating Parts?

Gary Cochrane
 

That piece should be stainless.  You can find these in very good shape and quite buffable for a lot less than the cost of plating.

On Friday, August 2, 2019, 10:29:34 AM PDT, Mike S <miso7@...> wrote:


Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Chrome Plating Parts?

Mike S
 

Anyone had any plating done lately?  Curious as to what re-plating a hood ornament for the '48 would cost a guy these days.  The former owner had painted it body color.  When I stripped it off, I find no rust or damage, but the chrome has freckles where it's been coming off.

Re: Tires

Kenn Cahill
 

No, both the black walls and the white walls are discontinued.

On Aug 2, 2019, at 11:34 AM, Dave Shipman <@Shipster> wrote:

doesn’t Coker still make the tire?

Dave Shipman
(510)2255566

Re: Tires

Dave Shipman
 

doesn’t Coker still make the tire?

Dave Shipman
(510)2255566

Re: Tires

Spock Arnold
 

Ken I may have an extra original.   Let me look

On Aug 1, 2019 1:51 PM, kcahill@... wrote:
I am looking to buy 1 (or more) of the 4.5 x 12 inch B. F. Goodrich Silvertown black wall tires that were made by Coker Tires. I need new or gently used condition for show. 
Kenn Cahill

Tires

kcahill@...
 

I am looking to buy 1 (or more) of the 4.5 x 12 inch B. F. Goodrich Silvertown black wall tires that were made by Coker Tires. I need new or gently used condition for show. 
Kenn Cahill

Re: New Crosley of the Month - August

Spock Arnold
 

Spoken like a true leader Mr.Welther.  thank you for getting It done.   It is a group of pictures that will truly last forever. 

On Aug 1, 2019 9:32 AM, Jim Bollman <Jim@...> wrote:
Thanks Jim, I didn't know who was in charge, I was just a cog in the picture. I knew we were getting instruction from above, not sure who that was.


On Aug 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, James Welther via Groups.Io <welther1945@...> wrote:

Happy to have had the opportunity to serve and yes overwhelmed at the participation from the members



Re: New Crosley of the Month - August

Jim Bollman
 

Thanks Jim, I didn't know who was in charge, I was just a cog in the picture. I knew we were getting instruction from above, not sure who that was.


On Aug 1, 2019, at 9:05 AM, James Welther via Groups.Io <welther1945@...> wrote:

Happy to have had the opportunity to serve and yes overwhelmed at the participation from the members


Re: New Crosley of the Month - August

James Welther
 

Happy to have had the opportunity to serve and yes overwhelmed at the participation from the members

Re: Radiator

dale@servicemotors.net
 

Hi sandy give us a call we have some.
Service Motors


On Jul 31, 2019, at 4:01 PM, Sandy Smith via Groups.Io <tarmaciron@...> wrote:

In need of a radiator for 1951 CD
original rad went in for repair and top tank split and not repairable, purchased a rad at the meet, core was bad but tank was looking good. Just found out that tank too split when removing it.
So I am back to looking for a good rad, bigger problem is need a seller who would be willing pack and ship to Canada.
Sandy Smith
Arkell, Ontario, Canada

Re: Crosley Welder - for trade

Technical Design
 

I may be interested in your welder Jerry.  Contact me direct to review.  Thanks,  Ken

On Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 8:14:00 PM CDT, Jerry and Kathy <jkmcc@...> wrote:


Still looking for someone who needs this welder!

New Crosley of the Month - August

Jim Bollman
 

Here is the new Crosley of the Month.

Enjoy http://crosleyautoclub.com/

Jim...

Re: Crosley Welder - for trade

Jerry and Kathy
 

Still looking for someone who needs this welder!