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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #15 on: January 10, 2014, 04:34:57 AM »
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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2014, 05:02:16 AM »
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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #17 on: January 10, 2014, 05:12:35 AM »
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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #18 on: January 10, 2014, 07:35:29 AM »
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i wonder.. once we receive these how could we achieve the lovely chrome finish? can it only be done with extreme polishing? or is ther another method? as i dont think you can chrome plate aluminium


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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2014, 07:41:02 AM »
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i wonder.. once we receive these how could we achieve the lovely chrome finish? can it only be done with extreme polishing? or is ther another method? as i dont think you can chrome plate aluminium

It can be done from polishing but it takes work to get a perfect chrome like finish (like I did here http://mandysbabies.com/prophecy/PF9.jpg I polished it and then clear powder coated it).

Yes you can have aluminum chrome plated.  I had one plated for a customer before...pic here courtesy of Jasher DSC00042.jpg Photo by jasher46 | Photobucket
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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #20 on: January 10, 2014, 07:58:35 AM »
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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #21 on: January 10, 2014, 08:30:36 AM »
thanks for the info mh i did not know aluminium could be chrome plated, i wonder if these hilts would chrome up nice if done professionally


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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #22 on: January 10, 2014, 08:42:22 AM »
It is more of a process than chroming steel, but it is possible.



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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #23 on: January 10, 2014, 08:58:28 AM »
I'm really interested, and can send payment immediately, just not sure if I "qualify" as I'm so new here..

Let me know if I can be included, and I'll post payment that minute! :D
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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #24 on: January 10, 2014, 09:04:54 AM »
It is more of a process than chroming steel, but it is possible.
is powder coating a chrome finish not recomended?

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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #25 on: January 10, 2014, 09:06:57 AM »
I'm really interested, and can send payment immediately, just not sure if I "qualify" as I'm so new here..

Let me know if I can be included, and I'll post payment that minute! :D

You qualify to buy 8), you just need to wait a bit to be able to sell.  So, jump on the bandwagon!

It is more of a process than chroming steel, but it is possible.
is powder coating a chrome finish not recomended?

Powdercoated Chrome does not look the same as actual chrome.  There are some products out there that are pretty sweet, but still not the same as chrome.  Like MH suggested, I would much rather get a high polished finish that a powdercoated one, for sure.  Chrome is also much harder than powdercoating (=more durable).
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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #26 on: January 10, 2014, 09:08:35 AM »
I'm really interested, and can send payment immediately, just not sure if I "qualify" as I'm so new here..

Let me know if I can be included, and I'll post payment that minute! :D

You qualify to buy 8), you just need to wait a bit to be able to sell.  So, jump on the bandwagon!

AWESOME!! sending in payment deposit now.. excited now :)


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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #27 on: January 10, 2014, 09:09:35 AM »
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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #28 on: January 10, 2014, 09:09:54 AM »
To chrome aluminum, it has to be polished first to have a smooth surface (perhaps not as shiny as a full, heavy duty chrome-like- polish), then is would need to be copper plated, nickle plated and finally chrome plated (usually in multiple layers of each).  It's not a cheap process to chrome aluminum. 

On the original static hero, I spent days polishing that one to get a near chrome like look.  It can be done, and is a lot cheaper than chrome plating.  Just needs a lot of elbow grease.

One other note, polishing followed with clear PC or chrome plating might make the parts to thick to fit together properly.  I have the parts designed to work as finished - adding additional thickness may cause problems and the saber may not fit back together.

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Re: 'Skinnyflex' EPIII
« Reply #29 on: January 10, 2014, 09:12:54 AM »
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