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Any ideas about getting bug parts replated?

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  • qrpcwguy
    Anyone know of a place that would do this small a quantity of parts? -John
    Message 1 of 5 , Feb 20, 2009
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      Anyone know of a place that would do this small a quantity of parts?

      -John
    • Earl Needham
      ... Most people wouldn t think of this, but there are places around the country that replate car parts. Something as small as, say, a pendulum for a bug, just
      Message 2 of 5 , Feb 20, 2009
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        qrpcwguy wrote:
        > Anyone know of a place that would do this small a quantity of parts?
        >
        > -John
        >
        Most people wouldn't think of this, but there are places around the
        country that replate car parts. Something as small as, say, a pendulum
        for a bug, just might go into the tank along with a bigger part, and the
        cost might be nil.

        Another thought -- go to a music store and ask who they get to
        replate brass mouthpieces. You can have silver plating, or gold over
        silver if you so desire. I've played trombone for over 40 years now,
        and that's probably the better option -- they're used to doing fine
        mirror finishes on small parts.

        7 3
        Earl

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      • Don
        John, Look at these guys; http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/plugnplate.htm I ve been wanting to try this for a long time; looks easy and inexpensive. Don,
        Message 3 of 5 , Feb 20, 2009
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          John,

          Look at these guys;
          http://www.caswellplating.com/kits/plugnplate.htm

          I've been wanting to try this for a long time;
          looks easy and inexpensive.

          Don, NN8B


          --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "qrpcwguy" <qrpcwguy@...> wrote:
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          > Anyone know of a place that would do this small a quantity of parts?
          >
          > -John
          >
        • k4oso
          Hi John, Don t know where you are but, there s a chance you have a local plater. I ve never had a pendulum plated. I did however, have a base, mainframe and
          Message 4 of 5 , Feb 20, 2009
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            Hi John,
            Don't know where you are but, there's a chance you have a local
            plater. I've never had a pendulum plated. I did however, have a base,
            mainframe and damper assembly replated from an old model Blue Racer. I
            did so because the parts were peeling (I got a good deal on it). It
            cost me $30, mainly because that was his minimum. WR Smith in his book
            recommends against taking tiny parts (screws, etc.)to a plater. The
            kit for really small parts is probably a good idea. You could take the
            lever, base, mainframe, damper and, possibly the pendulum to a plater.
            You will be amazed at how bad your screws and small pieces like the
            circit closer and the dot spring etc look after the major pieces have
            bright new clothes:-). You are about to embark on a journey of many
            destinations...hi hi....good luck. Hope you take "before" pics so we
            can be suitably impressed when the whole job is done. By the way, what
            kind of bug is it?
            73, Milt

            --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "qrpcwguy" <qrpcwguy@...> wrote:
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            > Anyone know of a place that would do this small a quantity of parts?
            >
            > -John
            >
          • qrpcwguy
            ... I don t have anything really great, just a Lightning from WWII era. I had just seen some old bugs that were restored (Smith s website) and wondered about
            Message 5 of 5 , Feb 23, 2009
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              --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "k4oso" <k4oso@...> wrote:
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              > Hi John,
              > Don't know where you are but, there's a chance you have a local
              > plater. I've never had a pendulum plated. I did however, have a base,
              > mainframe and damper assembly replated from an old model Blue Racer. I
              > did so because the parts were peeling (I got a good deal on it). It
              > cost me $30, mainly because that was his minimum. WR Smith in his book
              > recommends against taking tiny parts (screws, etc.)to a plater. The
              > kit for really small parts is probably a good idea. You could take the
              > lever, base, mainframe, damper and, possibly the pendulum to a plater.
              > You will be amazed at how bad your screws and small pieces like the
              > circit closer and the dot spring etc look after the major pieces have
              > bright new clothes:-). You are about to embark on a journey of many
              > destinations...hi hi....good luck. Hope you take "before" pics so we
              > can be suitably impressed when the whole job is done. By the way, what
              > kind of bug is it?
              > 73, Milt
              >
              > --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "qrpcwguy" <qrpcwguy@> wrote:
              > >
              > > Anyone know of a place that would do this small a quantity of parts?
              > >
              > > -John
              > >
              >
              I don't have anything really great, just a Lightning from WWII era. I
              had just seen some old bugs that were restored (Smith's website) and
              wondered about the possibility if I get something really nice. I keep
              watching for old bugs on ebay like everyone else. 73's
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