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#1 turk123

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:14 AM

Although I will do a full restore article on the chrome 10" restore I will be doing, I just wanted to show you the work they did on the telescope parts.  Cromer is Lakeside Chrome out of Conneaut, Ohio.  They do a great job with "show chrome" and they are a bit lower price for the work, as the other two chromers in the area.

 

Here is a look!

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:10 AM

Looks really good, nice job.



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 05:03 AM

WOW! Looks great.

 

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:15 AM

Here is Trever the owner of lakeside and his son.  Not that interesting ( although they are interesting people) but I thought I would try the multiple image posting!

 

 

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:28 AM

Im not a big chrome fan on bikes and cars, but love the chrome Caves. That is some nice looking chrome.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 06:37 AM

Im not a big chrome fan on bikes and cars, but love the chrome Caves. That is some nice looking chrome.

 

The chrome is the easy part!  Drop it off, it gets chromed, pick it up.  The hard part on this telescope is polishing all the aluminum.   :dancey:



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:57 AM

nice



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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:21 PM

The chrome is the easy part!  Drop it off, it gets chromed, pick it up.  The hard part on this telescope is polishing all the aluminum.   :dancey:

 

I think the hard part is getting ready to polish. :foreheadslap:

 

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Posted 05 August 2014 - 07:25 PM

Its worth the work.

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:17 AM

Beautiful!!!!!! :waytogo:

 

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 06:28 AM

The chrome is the easy part!  Drop it off, it gets chromed, pick it up.  The hard part on this telescope is polishing all the aluminum.   :dancey:

 

I think the hard part is getting ready to polish. :foreheadslap:

 

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Where did you get the flap sanders?   Did you use just this one at 120 grit or other grits also.   What size is it?

 

i saw this picture once before in your restoration and wanted

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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:48 PM

Turk

I used various grades from 60 down to 320 depending on how rough the castings were. The drive plate in this photo was especially tough. I found some wheels at Ace hardware. I bought some from a welding supplier. Grainger has a huge selection. That is where I picked up the wheels that have two different abrasive materials in it. They worked especially well when you were getting close. I liked the results when you worked it down to 320 and then polished. I spent a lot of time on this piece.

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Posted 07 August 2014 - 07:07 AM

it looks outstanding!








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