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Re: New GTA Project

Postby mettersl » Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:23 pm

Looks good Tony, where did you get the plating done? Is it expensive?

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Re: New GTA Project

Postby Tony Smith » Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:41 pm

Not sure Lee I'll find out, its in Birmingham, they use it for all there plating. A few bits are going back to be redone as the finish wasn't perfect. Was £400 for everything thats come off, all nuts and bolts, plates brackets hinges everything. Thought it was a bit pricey to be honest but you don't have to clean the stuff up yourself like you do for most of the platers.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby mettersl » Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:02 pm

Thanks Tony,
400 is only 8 hours at most (non-main dealer) garages so I'd say it's worth it, plating does have a lot of steps.
We have a galvanising company in our town, I have been tempted a few times as they charge per kg applied. Nothing where it might distort as its a hot process.

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Re: New GTA Project

Postby rupert » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:15 pm

We have a platers here in Plymouth. Great find and inexpensive as well. The most I've paid for a box of bits bolts washers etc is £50.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby stephendell » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:57 pm

Rupert. Did you clean them up beforehand yourself? Or hand them over oily and rusty?

That's more in-keeping with the sort of cost I would have expected. Maybe around £100.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby simontaylor » Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:18 am

I have done it myself at home, Zinc with a yellow passivate.
Clearly learning as I go, but cleaning and prep is the key.
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Re: New GTA Project

Postby rupert » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:54 am

stephendell wrote:Rupert. Did you clean them up beforehand yourself? Or hand them over oily and rusty?

That's more in-keeping with the sort of cost I would have expected. Maybe around £100.


The first lot I did not clean, but the threads on the bolts didn't come out too great - but I recut the threads anyway.
The more crud you can remove, the better the finish. They do the gold/nickel colour and silver and on reflection I wish I had done silver as it is a more consistent colour.
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