Plating a ’33 dash

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    Starting to do some plating.

    The one item I have concerns about is the thin embossed brass gauge surround.

    Has anyone had any luck or comments on how or who to have plate it?

    Looks like it could be easily ruined.



    What’s wierd is that on originals there is no plating under the paint (8 cyl) or silk-screened woodgrain (12-cyl) between the raised chrome art deco lines, and no plating on the back. That indicates to me that it was first etched (lines covered with photo-resist), then painted/silkscreened, then photo-resist removed, and brush plated on the front.

    I would not buff it.

    My 2c.


    I used Finishing Touch in Chicago.Talk to Mark . I was very happy with the job. Not cheap!!!!


    Bob and Ron,

    Thanks for the input.

    I have found that you don’t get Pierce, plating and cheap in the same sentence.

    Merry Christmas everyone.



    Try an old chalkboard hard felt eraser and a very little thinner.

    Jim L


    Interesting idea, just brushing the whole eraser across the surface instead of trying to meticulously keep on the raised surface with a fine tip?

    Thanks, Jim

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