I am currently on the search for the best deal I can find for rocker and inlet manifold plating in the UK, I have found that plating aluminium is a bitch and needs to be built up with layers starting with etching then copper plus more.
I fancied going for nickel plating because its got that gold tinge to it but have discovered something even better, if you go for nickel plating you can add a final coat of your own.
The whole process is exactly the same for gold plating, you need a nickel plate finish to go completely gold and to go gold you can buy a kit on fleabay for £60 and do the final part at home in a cat litter tray (without sand or poop)
I will post a list of prices up when all the quotes are back in and see if they will do a group thang for us if we arrange collection and delivery.
Does anyone want anything plating by the end of the month, top of engine is looking at around £100 for V6 front rocker and inlet :D
will anodising not work?
Will look into that, the price I was quoted and the price when I turned up on the door was shocking ( 4 times the quote :evil: )
I'll ask who we get our plating done by at work if you want
yes please, I got quoted around £100 of those to be done, when it comes to it it goes up to £400 when they go off
prettty sure its this place Keith, n not sure if they actually do anodizing, sorry, but might be worth checking out other finishes wich could be intersting/unusual like alochrome or chemical brightening
Key Plating Ltd.
PO12 4LJ (Road Map)
Tel: 023 92504987
but there is an anodizing place just down the road from me
RBM Anodising Ltd
2-4 Seagull Lane
Emsworth, Hampshire PO10 7QH
tel: +44 (01243) 373013
although you might fiond one nearer you
Thanks for those I will be on their cases, I have tried my local one, he refuses to do ally :cry:
Have you thought about powder coating? I was quoted around £40 to get my rocker powdercoated.