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Old 06-15-2004, 16:58   #1 (permalink)
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Chroming

I know chroming is electroplating, but can this chroming be applied to extractors and the inlet manifold and still be able to witstand heat and still maintain its specifications such as the flat part of the manifold that bolts onto the head and the inside of the pipes of the extractors and inlet mainifold????
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Old 06-15-2004, 17:11   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Chroming

Personally i think you'd be better of polishing it rather then chroming.
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Re: Chroming

Hmmm, it might hold, but why chrome parts of your engine bay? polishing would be better i believe also.
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Re: Chroming

if you chrome your extractors, the chrome will turn blue/yellow after a short while, and you wont be able to polish out the discolouring. it looks bad.if you do chrome them, the plating wont go inside the pipes. if you must do something with your pipes get them ceramic coated, or something similar.
as for the manifold, get it polished, or paint it. it costs an absolute fortune to plate aluminium, and only a handfull of places in OZ do it. polished manifolds look sweet, but that too can be expensive. (but a sh*tload cheaper than chroming!)
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Chroming? Drugs are bad, mmmkay?
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Re: Chroming

Dont Chrome 'em heat proof them instead!
you won't be disapointed with them, they withstand the heat plus can reduce underbonnet temps due to less heat leaking though the coating's also helps keeps intakes cooler too!
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Re: Chroming

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if you chrome your extractors, the chrome will turn blue/yellow after a short while, and you wont be able to polish out the discolouring. it looks bad.if you do chrome them, the plating wont go inside the pipes. if you must do something with your pipes get them ceramic coated, or something similar.
as for the manifold, get it polished, or paint it. it costs an absolute fortune to plate aluminium, and only a handfull of places in OZ do it. polished manifolds look sweet, but that too can be expensive. (but a sh*tload cheaper than chroming!)
p.s, i used to work at an electroplating company :)
Phil, what would be the cost of polishing (almost mirror) a BBM manafold and rockercover?
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You don't want to chrome extractors. Chrome conducts heat in a big way.
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Old 06-16-2004, 03:35   #9 (permalink)
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chrome everything that you can see :)


alluminium polishing you can do yourself, just need a lot of spare time. for the extractors i would simply paint them.
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Old 06-16-2004, 23:47   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Chroming

so how do u do aluminium polishing????
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