Jump to content
musecasters

my bomber replica

Recommended Posts

Im in the process of building a red glitter manson, but at the same time working on a chrome bomber! I dont have the money to send my guitar off to sims unfortunately :( so was wondering if there is any other places that are cheaper or if its worth spraying it chrome myself? im not expecting it to be perfect. I have seen a chrome spray in halfords for about £8.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm no expert never having done this but chrome spray will not be the same as chrome plating... I'd save up or finish the glitter

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I'm no expert never having done this but chrome spray will not be the same as chrome plating... I'd save up or finish the glitter
i have nearly finished the glitter im just waiting on my fernandes sustainer and kaoss kit to arrive :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
its enamel :/ surely not a lot of difference

 

yes it is. enamel paint and chrome plating are two different things.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah i will defo post pics :) I know the difference between enamel and the chrome plating! Im just trying to say even if it is less quality would spraying it to give it the same effect to the job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I would've thought enamel will look like paint and chrome like metal... wouldn't screw up a project like that unless I truly wanted that finish

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That's so awesome!

 

Really. Awe-struck were you? Dumb-founded? Over-whelmed? It was a religious experience watching that video. I bet it changed your world view and gave a whole new perspective to your life.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Really. Awe-struck were you? Dumb-founded? Over-whelmed? It was a religious experience watching that video. I bet it changed your world view and gave a whole new perspective to your life.

 

Considering I had never seen anything get chromed before, that video did inspire wonder.

 

Easily impressed, I guess. :$

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Considering I had never seen anything get chromed before...

 

Thats not TRUE chroming, chroming is an electroplating process that adds a thin layer of usually chromium and nickel ontop of a metal item to 1) protect it and 2) add an aesthetic value to it. This is most probably a reaction between an aldehyde (sprayed first) and tollens reagent, forming a thin layer of Silver on the outside of the material as seen here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFMsqcGdZCc

 

Bitches dont know about my Chemistry A-level...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thats not TRUE chroming, chroming is an electroplating process that adds a thin layer of usually chromium and nickel ontop of a metal item to 1) protect it and 2) add an aesthetic value to it. This is most probably a reaction between an aldehyde (sprayed first) and tollens reagent, forming a thin layer of Silver on the outside of the material as seen here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFMsqcGdZCc

 

Bitches dont know about my Chemistry A-level...

 

Ok, now that's awesome, too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

awe

 

–noun

1.

an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like: in awe of god.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thats not TRUE chroming, chroming is an electroplating process that adds a thin layer of usually chromium and nickel ontop of a metal item to 1) protect it and 2) add an aesthetic value to it. This is most probably a reaction between an aldehyde (sprayed first) and tollens reagent, forming a thin layer of Silver on the outside of the material as seen here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFMsqcGdZCc

 

Bitches dont know about my Chemistry A-level...

 

I don't know anything about the subject, but doesn't he spray something before applying a layer of a different thing? Can't that be the chromium and nickel that you talk about?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I don't know anything about the subject, but doesn't he spray something before applying a layer of a different thing? Can't that be the chromium and nickel that you talk about?

 

nope, as electroplating (and therefore "chroming") requires bare metal parts or ions (but i wont go into that) in a bath of "aqueous ions" (but i wont go into that)

 

Most probably (if what I am saying IS true), he was spraying the Tollens reagent or something similar onto the part, then washing it with an Aldehyde... but this is my opinion and how Id do it...

 

:awesome:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Suddenly £350 to get someone else to do it seems justifiable :erm:

 

Heh, its WAY too much of you have the know how...

 

get the guitar --> varish it so its smooooooooooooooooth --> dip (and suspend) into ammonical silver nitrate --> add aldehyde --> gently heat ... Remove --> rinse --> done

 

Worth £350 now?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
get the guitar --> varish it so its smooooooooooooooooth --> dip (and suspend) into ammonical silver nitrate --> add aldehyde --> gently heat ... Remove --> rinse --> done

 

All I'm imagining seeing that is an effects chain :facepalm:

 

I guess it's not justifiable now... probably just me, I'm incredibly lazy :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
All I'm imagining seeing that is an effects chain :facepalm:

 

I guess it's not justifiable now... probably just me, I'm incredibly lazy :D

 

heh, i'd love explaining to customs why i'd need a VAT of silver nitrate, but if it was a business then its justifiable, anyway... who wants to come home after work and carry out work with toxic and irritive chemicals...

 

OH well, it'd work on the small scale, E.G chrome plating pickup rings/sustainers/trem units...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...