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Re: Any ideas about getting bug parts replated?

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  • 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 1 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 2 of 5 , Feb 23, 2009
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        --- In cw_bugs@yahoogroups.com, "k4oso" <k4oso@...> wrote:
        >
        > 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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