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My new project is an American motorbike rebuild, wanting to reuse as many original parts as possible, I asked for a quote to re/chrome the handlebars, cost £125.00, (chrome not gold)!

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wow thats sounds expensive...............reading on the net everyone is complaining....prices have doubled due to elf and safety and cost of disposing spent chemicals

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Hi. When I restored my Kawasaki Z13 a few years ago it was cheaper to have the original bars replicated in polished stainless steel ,looks as good as chrome.

Cheers. Vulture.

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Hi. When I restored my Kawasaki Z13 a few years ago it was cheaper to have the original bars replicated in polished stainless steel ,looks as good as chrome.

Cheers. Vulture.

Yes it's just me, I like to use as many of the original bike parts as possible.

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there,s a place called cleveland chroming down this way wouldn't hurt to give them a bell

 

heres their info ;

 

Address: Snowdon Rd, Middlesbrough TS2 1DY

 

Phone: 01642 244911

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To be fair to the Chromers, that probably includes a lot of polishing prior to the Chroming or they have assumed so if they haven't seen them.. What sort of condition are the bars in, pitted and rusty? Can you do your own preparation or pick them up after de-chroming and do your own polishing?

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To be fair to the Chromers, that probably includes a lot of polishing prior to the Chroming or they have assumed so if they haven't seen them.. What sort of condition are the bars in, pitted and rusty? Can you do your own preparation or pick them up after de-chroming and do your own polishing?

Not bad, I could probably use them, but I did not expect that cost, they were the first place I saw on line, will try Hodges suggestion (Thank you for that)

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Depending on what type or build you are going for, have you considered painting or powder coating the original bars black? Would be a lot cheaper and if done properly can look good it depends what your plans are.

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To be fair to the Chromers, that probably includes a lot of polishing prior to the Chroming or they have assumed so if they haven't seen them.. What sort of condition are the bars in, pitted and rusty? Can you do your own preparation or pick them up after de-chroming and do your own polishing?

and it depends how thick the chrome is I got some new pushbike handlebars a few years ago and after one year on the bike I could see rust coming as the chrome was so thin it is worth paying the extra as long as you make shore that the chrome is going to be thick.

Edited by four-wheel-drive

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Depending on what type or build you are going for, have you considered painting or powder coating the original bars black? Would be a lot cheaper and if done properly can look good it depends what your plans are.

I have to say I do like a bit of bling be it chrome or ss I also have to say I hate the modern plastic bumpers on cars give me some nice shiny chrome ones any day.

Edited by four-wheel-drive

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