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Old 09-16-2020, 06:01 AM   #21
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Morning Chris, I found this info on an old Barn post from 2012, hope it helps.

1. www.queencityplating.com Queen City Plating 425-315-1992 (Washington)
2. www.frankfordplatinginc.com Frankford Plating, Inc (Pennsylvania)
3. carsrule@embarqmail.com Craig Riker 419-290-4442 (Ohio)
4. www.nu-chrome.com Nu-Chrome (Massachusetts)

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Old 09-16-2020, 08:02 AM   #22
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Morning Chris, I found this info on an old Barn post from 2012, hope it helps.

1. www.queencityplating.com Queen City Plating 425-315-1992 (Washington)
2. www.frankfordplatinginc.com Frankford Plating, Inc (Pennsylvania)
3. carsrule@embarqmail.com Craig Riker 419-290-4442 (Ohio)
4. www.nu-chrome.com Nu-Chrome (Massachusetts)

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What is the cost excluding shipping ?
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:15 AM   #23
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Lamp black?knew a kid who poured some in a neighbors swimming pool..that stuff is insidious..
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Old 09-16-2020, 08:30 AM   #24
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Thanks Shew01, another day of learning, this is used as a polishing compound I assume
The instruction book says to polish the reflectors with lamp black and a soft cloth, as I recall.
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Old 09-16-2020, 10:53 AM   #25
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Post 18 for the lamp-black. I think you can make your own by lighting an acetylene torch and not giving the flame any oxygen. You let it build up on the reflector surface and with a soft cloth polish it. You end up with a super-fine carbon abrasive.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:22 PM   #26
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I've used Magic Wadding Polish but go easy with it. Don't get aggressive and rub hard take it slow.

Also wipe in straight lines from the bottom out to the edge, don't wipe in a circle following around the reflector.

Best thing to do is probably either have them re-silvered, like you are going to do, or buy Bratton's reflectors. Strange as it sounds I kind of like the look of them yellowed a little looks more authentic and antique.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:48 PM   #27
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Lamp black?knew a kid who poured some in a neighbors swimming pool..that stuff is insidious..
“ insidious” Meaning what ?
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Old 09-17-2020, 08:08 AM   #28
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This is the last ifno I had: carsruleme@yahoo.com Craig Riker 419-290-4442 (Ohio)

Well worth looking into...GREAT guy!
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Old 09-17-2020, 08:25 AM   #29
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I had Craig do mine maybe 3 years ago and they were $55.00 each. Came out beautiful.

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Old 09-17-2020, 12:34 PM   #30
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Lamp black?knew a kid who poured some in a neighbors swimming pool..that stuff is insidious..
Sorry for the hijack but it reminded me of a time in my youth. We got to a cheesy motel in the Mohavie desert in the middle of summer, sign said POOL! That pool was a color towards a few shades of green! I noticed a bottle of tidy-bowl blue under the sink and tossed it in the pool that evening. Wow we were surprised how wonderful that pool looked the next morning, and we all took a cooling swim. It is funny what a bottle of bleach and bluing will do. I wonder what the manager of the place thought had transpired?

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Old 09-17-2020, 12:42 PM   #31
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I had Craig do mine maybe 3 years ago and they were $55.00 each. Came out beautiful.
Thanks for the price guesstimate!
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Old 09-17-2020, 03:30 PM   #32
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Anyone try "Silvo" silver polish?
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Morning Chris, I found this info on an old Barn post from 2012, hope it helps.

1. www.queencityplating.com Queen City Plating 425-315-1992 (Washington)
2. www.frankfordplatinginc.com Frankford Plating, Inc (Pennsylvania)
3. carsrule@embarqmail.com Craig Riker 419-290-4442 (Ohio)
4. www.nu-chrome.com Nu-Chrome (Massachusetts)

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Thanks very much for the info. This is a big help.

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