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New Chrome day on a rescued Faggin

Old 11-09-21, 04:48 PM
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New Chrome day on a rescued Faggin

New chrome to remain unpainted. Considered Cromovelato but the chrome is perfect.




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Old 11-09-21, 05:03 PM
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Wowzers. That's bling-eriffic.
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Oh wow.......!
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That’s hot.
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You need to send those pics to the Faggins in Italy.
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Another oh wow. Good call on no paint. I'll look forward to seeing this built up.

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is that new chrome ? looks very nice. Care to share who did it ?

/markp
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
Wowzers. That's bling-eriffic.
Thank you! Pimp my bike😆😆
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Oh wow.......!
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That’s hot.
🔥thanks!
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You need to send those pics to the Faggins in Italy.
Reached out to Faggin this morning almost right after I picked up the frameset. Davide already responded and is happy and approves of the results. Sending them an email with photos of the BB shell for info.

I’m so happy to have great feedback from Faggin about the direction of the restoration.
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Another oh wow. Good call on no paint. I'll look forward to seeing this built up.

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Originally Posted by mpetry912 View Post
is that new chrome ? looks very nice. Care to share who did it ?

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I will be offering chrome and cromovelato services soon. This is not chrome from the US. I use a chrome facility who does work for high end furniture manufacturers, wheel companies and custom and concourse car builders. Copper, nickel, polish, nickel, polish then chrome.
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Originally Posted by mpetry912 View Post
is that new chrome ? looks very nice. Care to share who did it ?

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I will be offering chrome and cromovelato services soon. This is not chrome from the US. I use a chrome facility who does work for high end furniture manufacturers, wheel companies and custom and concourse car builders. Copper, nickel, polish, nickel, polish then chrome.
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Let us know when you're ready for frames sent your way!
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Let us know when you're ready for frames sent your way!
Gugie,
The fact that you even say that Is huge compliment and humbling. I seriously hope to bring some of the beautiful framesets out there alive. We’ll see if anyone decides to pull the trigger on a proper chrome job.
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I will be offering chrome and cromovelato services soon. This is not chrome from the US. I use a chrome facility who does work for high end furniture manufacturers, wheel companies and custom and concourse car builders. Copper, nickel, polish, nickel, polish then chrome.
I think the chrome shows contaminated tanks and meh interest. Over polished before chrome layer. Terrific chrome is Hard to do, rare are the platers who will put in the time. To charge enough would scare off work. A production shop in my mind does not have the right viewpoint. Look at the bridges, the seat lug, chainstay sockets, Hard regions to set up right.
hand held tool buffing required. $$$$.
anodes need to be placed strategically- extra armature work $$$.
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I think the chrome shows contaminated tanks and meh interest. Over polished before chrome layer. Terrific chrome is Hard to do, rare are the platers who will put in the time. To charge enough would scare off work. A production shop in my mind does not have the right viewpoint. Look at the bridges, the seat lug, chainstay sockets, Hard regions to set up right.
hand held tool buffing required. $$$$.
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Interesting. The folks at Faggin, the family are utterly impressed, happy and grateful to Sol these results. The idea was to keep a somewhat vintage look with intentional. Please share your work.
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I think the chrome shows contaminated tanks and meh interest. Over polished before chrome layer. Terrific chrome is Hard to do, rare are the platers who will put in the time. To charge enough would scare off work. A production shop in my mind does not have the right viewpoint. Look at the bridges, the seat lug, chainstay sockets, Hard regions to set up right.
hand held tool buffing required. $$$$.
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Perhaps an example of perfection getting in the way of pretty damn good.

Super close up pics can show flaws that won't be seen from even a few feet away. I'd be happy with this chrome job.
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Perhaps an example of perfection getting in the way of pretty damn good.

Super close up pics can show flaws that won't be seen from even a few feet away. I'd be happy with this chrome job.
As would I!

Alsobay , were the threaded parts/fitted areas taped off before chrome?
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc View Post
As would I!

Alsobay , were the threaded parts/fitted areas taped off before chrome?
All threaded areas, including rear drop out adjustments screw holes were filled with a type of waxy resin. Bottom bracket shell, seat tube and head tube were all protected. Not the slightest bit of plating affected these areas. Saves a lot of headaches.
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Interesting. The folks at Faggin, the family are utterly impressed, happy and grateful to Sol these results. The idea was to keep a somewhat vintage look with intentional. Please share your work.
the chrome plater of my choice is closed.
I avoid chrome now.
good that they blocked the threaded areas
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"not US chrome", I am not surprised since that has been pretty much regulated into history. Certainly in California. So we don't need to know trade secrets but will be interested to know that there's a viable option for those who have NO choice at present. Maybe this is not "blue ribbon winning" in some folk's book, but looks pretty good to me, and I'm sure to others that have not a single chrome plating shop left in their State. And yes I know: that could be cause they have all died. The toxicity of this craft is no joke.
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