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1946 Lower Grill

harhod harhod
New User | Posts: 1 | Joined: 03/13
Posted: 03/24/13
02:39 PM

I need a re-chromable lower grill for my 46 Chevy 1/2 T truck.
The one I have,according to the platter, is too pitted to work with.
Please let me know if you have one.

waynep71222 waynep71222
User | Posts: 221 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 03/24/13
03:34 PM

makes you wonder... if you had a dremmel with a tiny carbide tool to grind out the pits.. then  a guy with a TIG machine and a lot of time... could fill the holes enough to grind smooth prior to copper plating...  then polish the copper and then nickel and chrome plate it..

there used to be a one of bronze soldering materials that could be chromed over without pealing issues as i recall..   i will have to ask on a different forum site.  might be easy to just coat them completely.. with some skill... smooth.. polish.. copper.. nickel, chrome, them.

you might have the chrome shop... electro strip the chrome off.. leaving you with bare metal.. so you can see just how bad it is..

new unplated grills are available for under a grand  as i see... might be cheeper all the way around..


waynep71222 waynep71222
User | Posts: 221 | Joined: 05/12
Posted: 03/25/13
08:16 AM

i ask the question.. i am still going to stop by my local bumper plating shop if i get a chance..

but it seems that once the chrome is stripped... the corrosion divots dug out..   you should be able to fill with almost anything..

from steel to silicone bronze to after having the part stripped... digging out the pits then having it copper plated...  filled with a solder... that smoothed and another layer of copper plating.. then a polish followed by nickel and chrome..  this locks the solder between 2 layers of copper plating..  

talk to your plating company..

with a TIG .. or a jewelers torch set..  you should be able to fill almost any tiny corrosion ..

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