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How to Plate, Polish, and Chrome (Motorbooks Workshop)

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Whether you own a custom motorcycle or a flamed-out hot rod, beautifully finished metal parts are the finishing touch that transforms a nice machine into a million-dollar baby. Aluminum and steel can be polished, chromed, anodized, plated, and painted, and this book shows enthusiasts how to do it. The book includes what is required, what it will cost, when to use different processes and whether to have a professional do it or tackle the project at home. Author Dennis Parks answers every question completely and clearly, and offers step-by-step instructions for whatever is within the purview of home mechanics.

Synopsis:

Beautifully finished metal parts can transform a nice machine into a million-dollar baby. Aluminum and steel can be polished, chromed, anodized, plated, and painted, and this book shows enthusiasts how to do it.

About the Author

Dennis W. Parks has nearly 200 published car features in Hot Rod, Truckin', Rodder's Digest, Street Rod Action, Australia's Supercar, Custom Rodder, Rod and Custom, Super Chevy, Custom Classic Trucks, and American Rodder magazines. Parks' book credits include How To Build a Hot Rod Model A Ford (2001), How To Build a Hot Rod (2003), American Hot Rod: How To Build a Hot Rod with Boyd Coddington (2005), and How To Restore and Customize Auto Upholstery and Interiors (2005). Parks has a vast knowledge regarding modification. His experience includes working as the general manager of Morfab Customs, a full-service hot rod shop. He lives in suburban St. Louis, Missouri.
Dennis W. Parks has written numerous bestsellers for the Motorbooks Workshop series, including How to Paint Your Car, How to Build a Cheap Hot Rod, Hot Rod Body and Chassis Builder’s Guide, and The Complete Guide to Auto Body Repair. Parks has also been a longtime contributor to several hot rod–related magazines, such as Street Rodder, Rod and Custom, Custom Classic Trucks, and several others. He is currently a contributor to the new magazine RoddingUSA. Parks’ personal hot rod projects currently include a complete buildup of a 1955 Chevy pickup truck. He lives in Cedar Hill, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1: Choosing a Finish

            Selecting a Finish

            Paint

            Powder Coating

            Polishing

            Chrome Plating

Chapter 2: Tools, Materials, and Safety

            Necessary Equipment

            Materials

            Safety Items

Chapter 3: Paint: Prep to Top coat

            Surface Preparation

            Masking

            Application

            Graphics

Chapter 4: Powder Coating

            What is Powder Coating?

            Surface Preparation

            Applying Powder

            Curing

            Getting Started

Chapter 5: Polishing

            How It’s Done

            Necessary Equipment

            Polishing Process

            Safety Considerations

Chapter 6: Plating

            Plating Basics

            Safety Concerns

            Setting up a Home Plating Shop

            Necessary Equipment

            Chrome Plating

            Copper Plating

            Nickel Plating

            Chrome Paint as an Alternative

            Other Metal Finishes

            Antique Finishes

Chapter 7: Anodizing

            What is Anodizing?

            Surface Preparation

            Adding Color

            Sealing

            Anodizing at Home

            Cleaning Anodized Aluminum

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780760326725
Publisher:
Motorbooks
Subject:
Painting
Foreword:
Ward, Roger
Author:
Parks, Dennis
Author:
Parks, Dennis W.
Author:
Ward, Roger
Subject:
Automobiles
Subject:
Automotive - Customizing
Subject:
Automobiles -- Painting.
Subject:
Chromium-plating.
Subject:
Automotive - General
Edition Number:
First
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Motorbooks Workshop
Publication Date:
20061115
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color Ill: 211
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
10.58x8.26x.31 in. .80 lbs.

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Beautifully finished metal parts can transform a nice machine into a million-dollar baby. Aluminum and steel can be polished, chromed, anodized, plated, and painted, and this book shows enthusiasts how to do it.
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