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Re: [cw_bugs] Any ideas about getting bug parts replated?

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  • 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 1 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 2 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 3 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 4 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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