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Dashriprock

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Color change to chrome
« on: January 29, 2016, 01:16:31 AM »
Anyone change the color from orange,since there aluminum the paint or powder coat can be removed and polished to a chrome finish,this is my plan since i have a restoration shop.But i am not sure if this is paint or powder coating,it is durable for sure.

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Re: Color change to chrome
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2016, 02:07:04 PM »
I believe it's powder coating.

But.. if you remove the surface coating, exposing the metal, wouldn't the aluminium tarnish with time? I know some metal snares have a coating of urethane lacquer to keep them from tarnishing.

What would be cool would be to strip the metal parts down and have them actually chromed.
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Re: Color change to chrome
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2016, 03:58:25 PM »
I was hoping it wasnt powder coat it is harder to remove but do able.The aluminum rims can be polished to a chrome finish,if you can  then anodize the rims to keep them clean but not necessary you can just wipe with a rag every so often to keep the shine.

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Re: Color change to chrome
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2016, 09:10:29 AM »
I don't think it would take long to sand-blast the orange off. Just don't forget to remove the electronics first! :) Just kidding :)
I expect the chassis will be some dull and not so aesthetically nice alloy. At the least it would need to be polished and then lacquered, but I don't know if this would be enough. Probably electroplating would be the way to go if the metal is compatible. Or at the worst, you could powder coat it with a different colour.

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Re: Color change to chrome
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2016, 01:07:45 PM »
I don't think it would take long to sand-blast the orange off. Just don't forget to remove the electronics first! :) Just kidding :)
I expect the chassis will be some dull and not so aesthetically nice alloy. At the least it would need to be polished and then lacquered, but I don't know if this would be enough. Probably electroplating would be the way to go if the metal is compatible. Or at the worst, you could powder coat it with a different colour.

Rims are made of aluminium ... careful with that sand-blasting :)
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Re: Color change to chrome
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2016, 05:59:58 PM »
I guess if the aluminum doesnt polish like chrome i can always change the color to black or silver.not that orange is bad but not for everyone.

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Re: Color change to chrome
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2016, 01:54:40 AM »
I took the covers off and sent them out to a local powder coating company and I'm pretty happy with how they came out.  Here are some pix...

https://goo.gl/photos/AfyJcY9mSykuCU9UA

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Re: Color change to chrome
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2016, 02:07:43 AM »
those look fantastic!

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Re: Color change to chrome
« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2016, 04:18:30 AM »
Great Job! If only 2Box themselves sold it in this colour, they'd probably sell 10 times as many kits

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Re: Color change to chrome
« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2017, 06:50:11 PM »
Just for info..I recently asked a for a quote to get a the tubes of a drum rack chromed..8 bits in total and was quoted nearly £500 Inc VAT. I didn't bother.

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Re: Color change to chrome
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2017, 04:59:39 PM »
That looks amazing!!! I really think about doing the same as it's REALLY not the same kit anymore and I guess it makes it get value with such a customization!