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need new nickel plater. #2743180
06/09/18 07:48 AM
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Hi, folks,
Does anyone know of a good nickel-plater?
I have someone who does great work; but ever since he did the plating on the train-wreck Bugatti, his ego has grown so large that he ,today, asked me more to plate a set of Steinway pedals and plate than it would cost me to buy new.
The only other option locally is incompetent, and can only manage a pebbley surface.
Help?

Craig


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Re: need new nickel plater. [Re: Craig Hair] #2743190
06/09/18 09:07 AM
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Depending on how often you need to have parts Nickel plated, it might be worth setting up to do it yourself. I set up a while ago for around £180 including an adjustable power source. It took a bit of experimentation to get the setup dialled in, but I was pleased with the results I achieved in the end smile


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Re: need new nickel plater. [Re: Craig Hair] #2743216
06/09/18 11:42 AM
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Craig,

I sent you a PM.

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Re: need new nickel plater. [Re: Craig Hair] #2743250
06/09/18 04:44 PM
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Nickel platers are now 25 cents. laugh laugh grin

Last edited by kpembrook; 06/09/18 04:44 PM.

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Re: need new nickel plater. [Re: Craig Hair] #2743255
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I had Steinway pedals plated for more than they cost new, because my plater was local and did a better job than the thin factory plating that you get from Steinway. But the permits to run a plating business became too much of a burden for him a he grew older, and he no longer does it. There is a company in Oakland, but I do not know the quality of their work. If I needed plating done, I would go there.


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Re: need new nickel plater. [Re: Craig Hair] #2743305
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The last time I needed to have parts plated, I asked at a local motorcycle shop if they could refer me to someone. They did nice work.


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