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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 12:37 pm 
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Some of the early Series Breezers have it. I love the look on a fine fillet brazed frame. Anybody had this done to a full bike frame and forks and can show us some pics ? Who would you recommend in the UK ?



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Not sure if it was on here or Facebook but someone got their Orange P7 re-done in the last year so it's certainly possible and not ridiculously expensive (I guess?).


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:16 pm 
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Probably the best way is Dalic nickel plating - it's plated first with copper, which provides an inert layer which stops corrosion of the underlying steel. I have no idea of cost.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:34 pm 
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brocklanders023 wrote:
Not sure if it was on here or Facebook but someone got their Orange P7 re-done in the last year so it's certainly possible and not ridiculously expensive (I guess?).


Interesting, think I remember the chrome P7 of yore. I will try to hunt that on FB but it prob scrolled out.


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Probably the best way is Dalic nickel plating - it's plated first with copper, which provides an inert layer which stops corrosion of the underlying steel. I have no idea of cost.


This sounds like what I am after as im looking to recreate the early Breezer finish.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2021 6:49 pm 
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Most chrome plate specialists should be able to offer bright nickel, as its under the chrome.

It just needs a bit of a polish after.....it won't be cheap as most of the work is in the frame prep, plating is just putting it in the tank.

I get my motorcycle bits done at rschrome, mark is helpful and knows his stuff.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:34 am 
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Tootyred wrote:
Most chrome plate specialists should be able to offer bright nickel, as its under the chrome.

It just needs a bit of a polish after.....it won't be cheap as most of the work is in the frame prep, plating is just putting it in the tank.

I get my motorcycle bits done at rschrome, mark is helpful and knows his stuff.



I will try your tip. I called 1/2 a dozen or so who said they offered the service for motorcycles and for car brightwork restoration but they all said they wont do bicycles. I even tried one who do re-chroming of Chopper bicycle parts but they would not try a full bike. :facepalm: I am sure there are good ones who will do it, I just need that heads up.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:35 pm 
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Just a thought, did you specify its a steel frame? As modern bikes are mostly alloy and that can be a nightmare to chrome ( so im told). It might help sway them.

One company, years ago, did " slightly dissolve " a set of carb lifters for me. So it can be tricky.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:35 am 
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Tootyred wrote:
Just a thought, did you specify its a steel frame? As modern bikes are mostly alloy and that can be a nightmare to chrome ( so im told). It might help sway them.

One company, years ago, did " slightly dissolve " a set of carb lifters for me. So it can be tricky.




Its 100% old classic fillet brazed steel. I was surprised to be honest.,I know there are lots of regs about chroming etc. They have no issues re-chroming stuff for cars, motorcycles etc. Maybe they need to know the surfaces are already prepped to a very high standard to begin with, I dunno. I know its not cheap but happy to pay for a top class job. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 4:24 pm 
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A good powder coated can do it. They use chrome powder, which looks more like nickel. They have to use two coats of clear or it will look more like silver paint. It should be clear coated with 2K rattle can clear or grease and sweat will turn the clear powder blackish. The blackish tinge looks good as a patina on some bikes. This frame and fork cost me $100 USD to be blasted and coated. Like you I could find no one that would nickel plate a bicycle frame.


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