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29 franklin

Chrome plating 1931 Franklin

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29 franklin    12

Has anybody here used Niagra plating in NY ? I heard they were very good. I have some very hard to find Franklin parts I need plated and do not want them lost or ruined. The high  low beam switch handle on the steering column and the throttle handle have plastic? around them that does not seem to come off. Can these be plated with the plastic? still attached or do they some how come apart? Thanks for info 

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mikewest    46

Those parts are pot metal and very fragile. When you pull the horn button tube out of the steering column , you will be able to remove those parts.  Ive never used that plater.

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You must remove the metal parts from the Bakelite throttle and light parts at the steering column (no exceptions - you cannot plate together).  Various people have reproduced the die cast parts for the throttle and lights over time.   I have painted the levers black on several cars now- the die cast just does not plate with structural longevity and .....  (not what I wanted to do, but .....).  And, metal parts are riveted to Bakelite - you can drill out or use a Moto/Dremmel tool.

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