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IndianaRog

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Looking for a good nickel plater
« on: October 15, 2022, 05:32:01 pm »
I am looking for a nickel plater who can turn around a boiler in 30 days or less and do a decent job in the process.  Anywhere in the US is OK so long as I can ship to them and they will ship back.

Bruce (SPS) has used a plater close to him (and me), but as seems the case, these folks can take many months to turn around a piece. 

Any favorite, reliable and reasonably quick platers you have used???

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Rog
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Re: Looking for a good nickel plater
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2023, 06:46:48 pm »
The only 2 platers I have used are abismally slow. Both took 8 to 9 months and both ruined parts with their magnum force polishing wheels and the gorillas operating them.
I wouldn't recommend either of them.

Gil

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Re: Looking for a good nickel plater
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2023, 04:58:02 am »
A good plater is also hard to find in Switzerland
and it is exactly as Gil wrote - I have an old Indian
Motorcycle from 1936 and they should make new chrome
to the exhaust - they polished the tubes as long till
they made a hole! I could trow them away.
All the small engine parts for Steam models are now
plated by my self...
Arnold :D

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Re: Looking for a good nickel plater
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2023, 04:30:48 pm »
I think for most folks, a good tube of SimiChrome or Maas may have to hold off the need to replate!

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