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Re: Any ideas about getting bug parts replated?

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  • 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 1 of 5 , Feb 23, 2009
      --- 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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