SEARCH SCALEAUTOMAG.COM

Enter keywords or a search phrase below:

Plating sources

Q: Do you know of a facility in the Houston area that can chrome plate plastic?

John Kramer
via E-mail

Ken: This will be a good news/bad news answer, John. The bad news is that, to our knowledge, there's nobody around Houston that can plate plastic for the model car hobbyist. The good news is there's an excellent plating source that's only a few postage stamps away. Chrome-Tech U.S.A., located in Madison, Wis., can handle almost all of your chrome plating needs. The process is simple: call (or visit the company's website at www.chrometech.com) for a rate schedule and instructions for mounting the parts to be plated. Once the parts are properly packaged/mounted, send them off, and in about 4-6 weeks, depending on Chrome Tech's workload, you'll get a bag full of shiny stuff for your models.

If you're more of a "do-it-yourself" person, there's an alternative to aftermarket chrome plating: Alcad II lacquer chrome paint. When applied properly (over a base coat of gloss black enamel) this pre-thinned and ready-to-airbrush chrome paint produces results that rival chrome plating.



JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Read and share your comments on this article
COMMENT ON THIS ARTICLE

Want to leave a comment?

Only registered members of ScaleAutoMag.com are allowed to leave comments. Registration is FREE and only takes a couple minutes.

Login or Register now.
0
FREE MONTHLY NEWSLETTER
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY CONTENT

CLAIM YOUR FREE GUIDE

50-plus great reader tips!