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lfdiaff
04-24-2012, 12:10 PM
I know I am new. Not sure if you are suposed to start out asking questions. I hope my post dont get removed but I need help. I am building a 73 triumph OIF bobber and want to get some parts brass plated. The only plating company that I knew of in michigan that did brass burnt 2 years ago and has not reopened. Does anybody know of a plating company that does brass plating. If so name and number would be sweet. I have been on the phone and everyone I call only chrome plates. Thanks

Drake93
04-24-2012, 12:44 PM
While I don't have an answer to your real question (sorry); I do know that as a beginner, straightforward questions like that are totally fine :)

lfdiaff
04-24-2012, 12:51 PM
Thanks bro.

Detale
04-24-2012, 1:47 PM
I did a quick google map of where you live in Mi from your profile the clicked search nearby. It came up with these results (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUS325&q=brass+plating+loc:+Laingsburg,+MI+48848&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=NAOXT6XCM6mf6QHcm7S8Dg&sa=X&oi=mode_link&ct=mode&cd=3&ved=0CB4Q_AUoAg) Hope this helps.

lfdiaff
04-25-2012, 12:53 PM
Thanks once again but no luck. I called em and they don't do brass plating.

Bandersnatch
04-25-2012, 6:19 PM
If you are feeling adventurous.......
DIY kits from Caswell Plating.
http://www.caswellplating.com/electroplating-anodizing/brass-plating-kits.html

xbmxxx
04-25-2012, 7:53 PM
I had this same problem, I finally cheaped out and resorted to this.

http://www.krylon.com/products/premium_metallic

in the copper color. Looks pretty damn good for what it is.

spsgold
04-25-2012, 9:15 PM
Meclec Metal finishing in Fresno CA. 559-485-3940 They do EVERYTHING!! and they are the best!! They recieve alot of out of town shipments and they know how to deal with them,they aren't a Giant shop...it's small and very personal place,and they've been doing chrome for HD for years. I go in there frequently and can personally vouch 100% for them.
If ya got any other questions PM me I'll help ya out. :cheersmate:

a5tach
04-25-2012, 9:23 PM
I don't know what the parts are made of or how big they are, but Tom Fugle showed me some smaller stuff he made out of steel, and plated with brass by just heating it up and running brazing rod over the parts and then polishing them..I've never done it, but it seems simple enough. Just another thought for ya man.

lfdiaff
04-26-2012, 9:37 AM
Thanks guys. I think I have too many parts for the brazing rod idea but will def try it to see if it works. I want to do all my spokes and nipples and some other smaller stuff. I finally found a company in Ohio that brass plates. Gonna box my shit up and shit it to em. I will let you guys know how it went. Who would have ever thought that getting shit brass plated would have been so damn hard. If i ever lose my job I know what Im gonna start doing. I thought about a caswell kit too might give it a run.

Detale
04-26-2012, 11:25 AM
Be careful melting your own brass. Not to mention the burning danger is just obscene. If it's heated up too much it gives off zinc oxide gas which will make you real sick real fast. Wear a respirator to be safe man. If you see white smoke, get the hell out of there.

lfdiaff
04-26-2012, 4:17 PM
Good heads up. I am seriously considering a DIY kit. I want to do all my spokes and nipples (80) and solo springs clutch lever and perch rear tail light and front headlight ring oh and my throttle.I figured I would have a couple hundred into getting them plated. i can buy a kit for 190 then gotta buy a dc power supply another 70. I not affraid of work so if I can do it for pretty much the same price im gonna.

swbiill
04-26-2012, 4:33 PM
Well its not plating but i do a lot of brass powder coating,in fact I have a bunch of parts in the oven right now. Brass powder works great over a good quality chrome, if its not chrome then we have to first chrome powder coat it then do the brass but the quality of the finish is not near as nice as over real chrome. This may be a better option for you.
Slackergarageshopsgs.com

TimB1640
04-26-2012, 6:40 PM
Well its not plating but i do a lot of brass powder coating,in fact I have a bunch of parts in the oven right now. Brass powder works great over a good quality chrome, if its not chrome then we have to first chrome powder coat it then do the brass but the quality of the finish is not near as nice as over real chrome. This may be a better option for you.
Slackergarageshopsgs.com

do you have any pictures?

Deadweight
04-27-2012, 3:43 AM
Well its not plating but i do a lot of brass powder coating,in fact I have a bunch of parts in the oven right now. Brass powder works great over a good quality chrome, if its not chrome then we have to first chrome powder coat it then do the brass but the quality of the finish is not near as nice as over real chrome. This may be a better option for you.
Slackergarageshopsgs.com

Yeah, this sounds interesting. I'd like to see some pics too.

swbiill
04-27-2012, 12:12 PM
Yep. These are the parts I did last night
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/XsCooltoy/2012-04-26191140.jpg
Check us out on Facebook at slacker garage shop SgS.

swbiill
04-27-2012, 12:22 PM
Here are some other pieces I have done for people.
This is what it looks like over chrome powder coat,notice its not as shiny but still looks good.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/XsCooltoy/2012-02-12155511.jpg

This was after doing the chrome powder
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/XsCooltoy/2012-02-11145550.jpg

This set really came out nice.
http://i1136.photobucket.com/albums/n492/XsCooltoy/2011-12-16232429.jpg

Deadweight
04-29-2012, 8:29 AM
Hot dam! That looks great.