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Old 07-21-2004, 09:25 PM
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Yes, I gave the bezels in to be plated when I was at the Atlantic City show in February. Last time I used these platers, I got back the plated items in about 6 weeks. i think the gold plating caused the problem this time.

The time for plating in my experience is very variable. What I usually do is give used part to the platers and leave the original on the car until I get the plated item back.

Used pot metal items for the Squarebirds for the most part are cheap, since most are worn and pitted. I picked up a pair of waffle plates and tail light bezels at Carlisle for $20. These are what used for the plating.

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Alexander,

Talked with the metal finishing (plating room) guy at work today.

He said that gold should plate up pretty easy and look good, thinking that the clear coat is intended to provide protection to the plating.

He thought it is likely that the build (thickness)would be pretty light since it's gold and without the clear coat might un-necessarially wear and/or scratch.

He also said they likely would not use 24 carrot gold, but something less but this shouldn't affect appearance or plating quality.
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Thanks for the info.

I am still waiting patiently for my bezels. Recently, I call every two weeks to ask on their progress.

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I am told today that the gold tail light bezels will be shipped out today.

I will post pictures when I get them.

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I still have not received my bezels. I am getting annoyed, and concerned that they are damaged or lost.

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that has to be extremely annoying for you!

I get impatient when something takes longer than a week to get back to me.
You might tell the plater that there's a lot of us with '60 bezels watching how this turns out and we are not very encouraged by how they have treated you!
If they did lose them, they could have bought a pitted set off ebay and redone them many times over by now.

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Too bad I cannot just PhotoShop my car to repair it cosmetically.

If you have things plated, you need to have patience. Three or four months is not unusual for a wait time. Seven months is a little long though.

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I'd be a wild-man!! }>
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>Too bad I cannot just PhotoShop my car to repair it
>cosmetically.
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>If you have things plated, you need to have patience. Three
>or four months is not unusual for a wait time. Seven months
>is a little long though.
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Seven months??? I'd be spitting nails and burning up the phone lines by now!

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I talked with the plater today. I was told that the clear coat needed to be redone. I was told I would get the bezels no later than Wednesday.

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