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Top Four Reasons Why Chrome Dipping At Home Is Not A Good Idea

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Are you intrigued by the idea of handling your own chrome dipping or chrome plating needs at home? There could be many reasons why you might consider handling your own chrome. However, the actual process is long and tedious if you are looking for show quality chrome plating for any car. So before you embark on this ambitious project, make sure that you are fully aware of the challenges. These top four reasons examine why chrome dipping at home is not a good idea.
1. Show quality chrome dipping is a complex process that needs qualified professionals and special equipment.
The actual show quality chrome dipping process is very complex. You will certainly need a lot of experience to successfully complete the process. You need to be a qualified professional to handle chrome plating correctly. Moreover, to get the desired results you will need the right equipment without which you cannot expect the desired results.
2. You may not achieve the expected show quality.
If you are adamant about handling your own chrome dipping at home, you must know that you cannot guarantee the expected show quality plating. Experienced companies will dip the part multiple times in copper, nickel and then chrome. In between each step they will buffer the part to make sure the part doesn't pit or have any imperfections. This process requires a lot of equipment and chemicals. Without completing these preparatory processes, you may end up with poor quality chromium plating that could peel or chip within a short time.
3. The process involves handling of hazardous materials.
The chrome dipping process involves the use of hazardous chemicals such as chromic acid. You will need to use appropriate protective gear in order to protect yourself from exposure of these toxins. Purchasing new protective gear will certainly add to your overall chrome plating costs.
4. Disposal of the waste that you create during the process is highly regulated.
During the chrome dipping process, you will be producing toxic waste. Depending on the area, you will need to abide by the toxic waste management guidelines. There are always strict regulations regarding toxic waste management which also has a cost.
Overall, it is much simpler to send your car parts to a professional chrome plating company. The savings that you are likely to enjoy do not justify the hassles. You will be spending a considerable amount of money on the materials required for the chrome dipping process, equipment, safety gear, toxic waste management, etc. It is much more cost and time efficient to send your parts to an experienced and licensed service provider that can guarantee show quality chrome.

Why Experience Is A Key Factor In Selecting Your Chrome Bumper Restoration Company

Monday, January 05, 2015

Do you want to restore your classic car's bumper? You must have searched the web trying to find the best chrome bumper restoration company to get the job done. Are you not sure where to start or how to find a quality chrome bumper restoration company? Most people make their decision based on cost. Though cost is important, penny pinching will not provide the highest quality results for your vehicle. If you want quality work and quality chrome bumper restoration, the most important factor is the experience of your chrome bumper restoration company.

Classic cars and show cars may require special care. Attention should be given while undertaking any repair or restoration on your vintage cars. Your chrome bumper restoration company should have experience handling various model cars. This experience will enable them to understand the specialty and uniqueness of each vintage car that they are handling.

If you are focused on cost rather than the reputation of your bumper restoration company, it may cost more in the long run. If you are looking for quality chrome to achieve that show car shine, educate yourself on what the industry standard costs are. When you are screening companies, shortlist the top three companies with the highest level of experience and compare the quote among them. This way, you can have choice on the quality of the restoration job while paying the right price.

Experienced companies will be able to produce high quality chrome bumper restoration. They will also have faster turnaround times for the restoration because they will have standardized procedures in restoring the bumpers. You will be able to get the job done faster, without sacrificing quality, by sending your bumper to an experienced service provider.

Overall, experienced service providers are likely to provide better customer experience. They have experience working with and restoring different models of cars. They will also have experience with many customers and how to address their specific concerns. Select an experienced bumper restoration company and guarantee reliable chrome bumper restoration service.

Top Three Questions That You Should Ask Your Chrome Plating Company

Friday, January 02, 2015

Are you planning to send in your car bumpers or other parts of your vehicle for chrome plating? You don't have to settle for substandard chrome platers just because they are local service providers. You can send your car parts to be chrome plated in a different state or ... Read more

Top Three Factors That Determine Your Chrome Plating Quote

Monday, December 29, 2014

Chrome plating, if done correctly, can give your favorite classic collection of cars an excellent facelift. However, there is a certainly a price to pay for it. Before sending your car parts to your chrome plating shop it is always helpful to understand the factors that ... Read more

Five Important Factors To Consider While Selecting The Best Chrome Plating Shop

Friday, December 19, 2014

There are many chrome plating shops in the industry and selecting the right chrome plating shop for your needs is important. How do you select the right chrome plating shop when they all claim to be the best in the industry? Here are five important factors to consider when ... Read more

Chrome Platers: Car-Plating Procedure and Tips

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Chrome plating helps your vehicle look a bit more aesthetically pleasing. However, it is not only used for the sake of appearance. It contributes to the general maintenance of your vehicle in many ways. For instance, before chrome platers begin the actual plating work, a ... Read more