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Old 12-10-2013, 02:36 PM   #1
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Brass Plating in CO?

. . . anyone know anyone/company who could brass plate some parts for me? I'm looking for a polished finish. Maybe I can DIY it, but never tried . . . .

Thanks!

ps-- the parts are mild steel, if that makes a difference
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Old 12-10-2013, 06:54 PM   #2
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shadetree method maybe?

http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php?topic=113743.0
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:41 AM   #3
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A friend used these guys years ago and they did great work. It was a cool shop back then.....about 15 years ago. Can't confirm anything about it now, but if they're still in business......
http://www.yellowpages.com/denver-co...10?lid=2803410
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:42 AM   #4
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Big cities like Denver are likely your best bet. With EPA air regs and electrolyte disposal fees plating shops are a dying breed so likely you'll need to deal shipping your parts.
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:49 AM   #5
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Check out Plating Specialties in Grand Junction, http://platingspecialties.com/plating.html I've had them do a few things in the past and was always pleased.
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Old 12-14-2013, 08:15 AM   #6
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Ajax Custom Plating, Denver. Been around since the 1960"s.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:32 AM   #7
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Give Specialty Plating in Denver a call. They did zinc for me when I was living in the Springs.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:33 PM   #8
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Nice, thanks for the references.

Had another thought -- what about painting it to look like polished brass, I'd guess some good custom auto painters could get it pretty close for a fraction of the cost?
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:35 PM   #9
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Big cities like Denver are likely your best bet. With EPA air regs and electrolyte disposal fees plating shops are a dying breed so likely you'll need to deal shipping your parts.
I guess I should mention that I'm looking to plate a sculpture that is about 6ft x 2 ft x 3 ft . . . .
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