I talked to a few local platers a while back (about a year ago) about getting some parts chromed on a project car I was working on and I brought up the fact that some parts were structural and I didnt want them to be weaken'd. He said over th last couple year they have either emplemented a new process or replaced some chemical's they use and it doesnt affect structural integrity any longer. I asked 3 different platers this and they all told me the same thing. I cant remember what they said they changed though but it may be something to ask. Persoanlly if I was going through this I would run all black plastics with EVERYTHING chromed or polished but I would surely double check what I said about the new process and make sure it isnt goint to weaken anything.Originally posted by blake450r@Apr 22 2004, 10:21 PM
are you guys talkin about geting parts chromed or buying new parts chrome?did yall know that getting parts chromed weakins the metal,i know that it looks bad ass and you see it alot but you never see it on x- country bikes.
Here's some pic's of my 465ex that has black frame and sub, with red a-arms and swingarm!
Rico, That 465 looks SWEET! Must have been hard to say goodbye. I am presently getting ready to test out some Duplicolor METALCAST. It is paint that makes the painted surface look like anodized aluminum. I am gonna paint my hub and brake calipers. I will upload some pics when the job is done.