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    old steel frame... Crome?

    Daydreaming on the way into work today, I was thinking what if I got my old steel frame sandblasted and then I painted it. But I couldnt figure out what color to paint it. And since I was watching American Chopper the other night the idea came to me. Send it out to be cromed!!! I dont think im going to do it, but what do you guys think about the idea? Ever wanted a crome mountain bike?

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    A lot of BMX bikes are Chrome. If you can find a place locally to get it done it'd definately make a purty bike!

    Me, I prefer Powder Coat. A flat black or a deep red.

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    i would think it would make the frame significantly heavier than it already is (being steel i mean). but it definately beats a paint job or powder coating. it's basically anodizing cept dye isn't used to color the oxide layer, and you are using a Cr based alloy as the anode.
    i won't deny it i'm a straight ridah

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    Quote Originally Posted by tFUnK
    i would think it would make the frame significantly heavier than it already is (being steel i mean). but it definately beats a paint job or powder coating. it's basically anodizing cept dye isn't used to color the oxide layer, and you are using a Cr based alloy as the anode.
    Actually,chrome plating is nothing like anodizing, and it's likely no heavier than a good paint job.

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    yes but what does it cost...

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    I've thought about chroming my commuting/touring bike so I didn't have to worry about scratches and chips.

    I thinks it's a good idea, although that exciting or original in my opinion.

    I say go for it.

    Anyone that would worry about the "extra weight" seriously needs to lighten up!!! (not literally)

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    My childhood BMX was chrome, very sweet. Go for it!

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