Your not really informed on this subject Chrome is MUCH easier to clean. Just pass a rag and your done. With polished parts, its hell. As for being heavy, how much weight are we talking about? 10LBS, 30LBS LOL Your clothing will make more diference in weight.TTSupradave said:chrome is a lot heavier and a lot harder to keep clean. It shouldnt mess it up too bad...but have fun bolting everything back in...you may need some bolts that are just a bit longer...
LOL, and you need longer bolts since the chrome is put on 3/4" deepTwinTurboPete said:Your not really informed on this subject Chrome is MUCH easier to clean. Just pass a rag and your done. With polished parts, its hell. As for being heavy, how much weight are we talking about? 10LBS, 30LBS LOL Your clothing will make more diference in weight.
rwmotorsports said:LOL!!! Chrome IS NOT harder to keep clean. Polished parts are 10x harder to keep clean if you don't do it on a regular basis. You can not clean chrome for a year and go to wipe it off with a wet rag with ease.
I say go with Tony's polishing and don't look back. The key to keeping a great polishing job looking that way is keeping up with keeping it clean, time is the biggest factor.
Items that get chromed have to be polished first? :scratch:onelove said:If I had to do it all over again I would probably chrome most of my setup. The next time my engine is out I'm likely going to take most of my polished parts to the chromer. Cost is a big thing, realize that everything you chrome must be polished first, so it's quite a bit more expensive for the added
Not necessarily true. If you're going to chrome something that has been painted, the surface will be bead blasted first because obviously you cannot chrome over paint. If you're going to chrome a surface such as an intake manifold that may have a rough surface from when it was cast, you will likely THEN grind/polish down the rough surface first before chroming. Otherwise, the rough surface will show through the chrome. Any part that is not painted, is smooth, and has been cleaned (not greasy etc) would NOT need to be polished before chroming....been there, done this a million times.onelove said:realize that everything you chrome must be polished first, so it's quite a bit more expensive for the added
That is what I meant, the majority of parts go through a prep similar to as if they where being polished, welds, imperfections, etc. If you take something that is already perfectly smooth like piping then it's a bit easier, an intake manifold you would likely want to polish smooth, or else your going to have a rather ugly piece when finished. There are different levels of chrome plating like everything, it's all up to how much time you have and how much you want to spend. It sure beats re-polishing!WrenchWhore said:Also, another note on chroming. Any welds should be ground down (radiused), so that they blend well with the rest of the part. If the welds aren't ground down nicely, after chroming, they will stick out like a sore thumb....just an FYI.