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The finest Chrome plating begins with a copper plated base
pretty sure it was nickel base.

"decorative chrome plating always involves at least two layers of plating--a layer of nickel and a layer of chrome. But high quality plating requires a minimum of two layers of nickel. (There may also be a layer or two of copper underneath the nickel. If the parts are plastic, there will be a layer of electroless nickel under that. If the parts are aluminum, there will be a zincate layer first, etc.)"

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lol franken.. it doens't have to be green, they can tarnish it and it looks blackish, so it isn't so shiny.
    
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I think the green oxidation would add character to a case
post #13 of 23
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pretty sure it was nickel base.



lol franken.. it doens't have to be green, they can tarnish it and it looks blackish, so it isn't so shiny.
I'm serious! I've seen some really nice copper sculptures with deep green oxidization. The copper, which was visible, was polished to an almost mirror finish and the whole thing was clear coated. It was beautiful.
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post #14 of 23
The term "Triple Chrome Plating" refers to a copper base, then nickel, then chrome.
The finest restoration work... like they use to plate metal in the old is just that.
How do I know, I did that job for almost a year when I was much younger and someone I know of still uses it when restoring antique vehicles, especially his award winning Dusenbergs .
    
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lol I could make a statue of liberty based case
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I'm gonna be doing all the plating by myself with my chemistry teacher BTW.
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post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by The Duke View Post
The term "Triple Chrome Plating" refers to a copper base, then nickel, then chrome.
The finest restoration work... like they use to plate metal in the old is just that.
How do I know, I did that job for almost a year when I was much younger and someone I know of still uses it when restoring antique vehicles, especially his award winning Dusenbergs .
ah true, forgot about that. I did almost the same thing lol. But i just ran parts from the autoshop to the chromer to the auto shop that was a block away. Thanks for pointing that out.
    
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I'm gonna be doing all the plating by myself with my chemistry teacher BTW.
Wow, schweet, he must be a cool teacher
    
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Wow, schweet, he must be a cool teacher
SHE is a cool teacher. My school has closed campus lunch and I have the same lunch period as her. So she goes out and buys wendys for me and some other people. She's even getting all the supplies and plating stuff for free. I had her last year and she talked about plating and we never got around to trying it out. So I asked her today about plating parts of my case and she was cool with it. She wanted me to make sure that it would be fine and like not fry any of my components for my rig.
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Just use your standoffs ^_^
    
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