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Old 17th April 2007, 11:21   #61
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Hi vikram_d,

I have spoken to quite a few people here (restoring bumpers for antique cars etc) who complained about the quality of chrome, but what they could have been complaining about is the quality of chrome plating, and as you said not enough of the base metal (i think it is nickel, not copper btw).

As for the sfxi alloys, i havent examined them closely, but they definitely look like a machined finish, and not chromed...

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Nickel is used as a base coat for hard chrome plating and copper is used for normal commercial chrome plating because of cost factors. As far as the sfxi alloys are concerned, if they are machined finish then it should be very easy to remove any stains just by buffing.
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Old 17th April 2007, 11:24   #62
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And where in bangy can i get the buffing done?
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Old 17th April 2007, 23:26   #63
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Conversely, vid, you could simply go down to your equivalent of Chor Bazaar & pick up another set of alloys second-hand.

It would probably cost the same as refinishing your set, what with all the painting, machining, chrome plating & buffing required.
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Old 18th April 2007, 08:50   #64
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but elfie, I need the same sfxi alloys. And mine are in very good condition. If you see other cars alloys theres usually scratches or scraped after hitting a kerb but mine dont have that it's just one alloy on which some sort of chemical liquid dropped and has left a stain.

Vikram_d, any idea about the buffing?
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vid, check in some industrial estate dude am sure you should be able to find someone who does buffing..
If you stay somewhere close to Mathikere , take a stroll on Triveni road and am sure you should be able to get a lead on this.
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Old 18th April 2007, 21:54   #66
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That's why I meant that you go to your Chor Bazaar equivalent to get another wheel like that on your SFXi. I wouldn't recommend second-hand alloys otherwise.
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Old 18th April 2007, 23:47   #67
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Just cross referencing this thread with another one for future readers (hopefully the other thread will grow to have some valuable resources on electroplating)

Chrome Plating (Chrome Plating - Let 'em shine!)

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My wheels are scuffed , scratched and chipped (not badly but its there ) but i love them way too much to change them . .

So should i get them buffed , painted , powder coated .... whatever the option is , the next question is where from ? ?
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but elfie, I need the same sfxi alloys. And mine are in very good condition. If you see other cars alloys theres usually scratches or scraped after hitting a kerb but mine dont have that it's just one alloy on which some sort of chemical liquid dropped and has left a stain.

Vikram_d, any idea about the buffing?
Vid - I need to see the alloys first before I can comment on what needs to be done. If it is only buffing then there are quite a few people, but the best guy is in Cox Town not sure of the company name.
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... but the best guy is in Cox Town not sure of the company name.
Must be Bolz Buffing or Pubes Polishing Pvt. Ltd. then. They're both around Cox Town I believe. Could also be Anull Art-Chrome Works.
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Must be Bolz Buffing or Pubes Polishing Pvt. Ltd. then. They're both around Cox Town I believe. Could also be Anull Art-Chrome Works.
Elfy you're an evil, evil man!!!!

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Must be Bolz Buffing or Pubes Polishing Pvt. Ltd. then. They're both around Cox Town I believe. Could also be Anull Art-Chrome Works.

That was a rip-roarer
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hi guys,

any clue on where good chrome work is done in hyd? and did finally any of the thread posters get any chrome work done on thier alloys?
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I have scratched one of my Alloys. They are hyper silver ones. Is it possible to buff them to take the scratch away? Is there any other way? Please let me know who will be able to do it in Bangalore
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Manojgautham,

I think the "hyper silver" finish is a painted finish.

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