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  • Chrome repair/patch/seal

    I have a motorcycle. One of the chrome exhaust shroud brackets is very close to another part of the bike. I want to trim part of the bracket (round a squared corner) so that the clearance is greater then it presently is.
    Obviously, the "trimming" process will break the chrome "seal" on this part. My question is, must I rechrome the entire shroud/bracket assy or can I rechrome just the exposed area where the "seal" is broken. I'm not concerned that a small part of the bracket might be a different color--can I simply "seal" that portion where I've broken the "seal" with another of your products.
    I'm new to this whole business of plating, kindly forgive my ignorance.

    Greg Schwob
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    I'm not really sure what you're trying to do here.
    Mike Caswell
    Caswell Inc
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    • #3
      I am pretty positive that I know what you are trying to accomplish. I had a similar problem with a friend of mine that needed to trim a swingarm axle cover in order to install a side mount license plate bracket. Here's how I did it.

      Bought a 6 dollar pack of cut off discs for my dremel. Trimmed the part close to the desired shape, and then used an EXPAND A WHEEL that I bought from CASWELL to shape and smooth the roughness of the cut. The cut off discs worked really well and did not damage any of the plating on the surface. I then brush plated the edge that was cut with nickel just to seal the metal at the cut and prohibit corrosion.

      It was very simple and turned out really well.