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    frame prep prior to brazing and powdercoating>>>>>>

    hello all, some advice needed once more on the path to rebuilding my steel framed tourer. Stripped all components and i am left with a frame that has chrome plate on the rear triangle (unsure of terminology here? - drop outs and stays) also the forks are plated about three quarters of the way up. Discovered this when stripping the brush painted enamel paint job. The chrome plate has been keyed (sanded) to accepted the previous paint job and as a consequence is dull and scratched. I am about to have bosses for a front rack brazed on to the fork and also the rear too. Obviously the braze ons will be exactly where the chrome plate is, so do i need to stip the chrome prior to brazing? if yes how to strip chrome plate? sand blast? if no will powder coat adhere well to chrome plate?
    what are the pros and cons? i desire a durable finish that will last a long time what is the best aproach with this? any suggestions please........

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    The chrome has to come off before any brazing is done. There are places that strip chrome.

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    thanks sydney, strip, strip, strip it is then!!! more $$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by rizzlaboy
    thanks sydney, strip, strip, strip it is then!!! more $$$
    Check out the yellow pages under platers and motorcycle shops. Lots of motorcycle platers have experience doing this kind of thing. Good luck. I am also going through the never ending money pit project now It is a disease.

    Tim
    1999 Waterford RSE-11, 1995 Waterford 1200, 1989 Specialized Rockhopper Comp
    1989 Raleigh Technium, 1989 Schwinn Traveler, 1986 Specialized Rockhopper
    1984 Specialized Stumpjumper, 1986 Specialized Stumpjumper and just way too many projects to list.

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