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Old 06-24-07, 02:32 PM   #16
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WTF... wow... your amazing... i would have never guessed that under the gold is freaking chrome... i just got done painting mine black satin bc it was my compromise for getting rid of the gold and not having chrome. BLAH. now i have to take it all off again.

anyways nice write up scott.
it's not really chrome underneath the gold - it's nickel...

nickel serves as a basecoat for true chrome plating, or gold plating...

I used to own a gold plating machine, the first step with anything chrome (emblems, exhaust tips, etc), is to remove the chrome... whats left is a nickel base... then the gold would be added...

so, it's not chrome, though it may be shiny nickel...
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Old 06-24-07, 07:47 PM   #17
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it's not really chrome underneath the gold - it's nickel...

nickel serves as a basecoat for true chrome plating, or gold plating...

I used to own a gold plating machine, the first step with anything chrome (emblems, exhaust tips, etc), is to remove the chrome... whats left is a nickel base... then the gold would be added...

so, it's not chrome, though it may be shiny nickel...
So... it still looks the same as chrome? or can you tell that it's not?
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Old 06-24-07, 07:57 PM   #18
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Very nice! Very detailed step-by-step write up. Love the pictures. Great DIY Scott! I didnt even know it was that shiny underneath the gold.
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Old 06-24-07, 08:15 PM   #19
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So... it still looks the same as chrome? or can you tell that it's not?
They look chrome to me. Nickle or chrome they look very shiny like chrome.


Thanks for all the positive feedback
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Old 06-24-07, 08:18 PM   #20
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I have a black 93 with the "gold pack" if they made that, I even have the gold pinstripe down the side. I agree, it looks very "90's" haha i think silver with a gold pinstripe would look wierd, plus im selling my car...but its a nice DIY at that
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Old 06-24-07, 08:45 PM   #21
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Good Job Dude!
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nice writeup.
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great write up... can you refund all my money I just spent on silver emblems? haha!

I am dredding taking off my old emblems, so I may try this while the emblems are on the car.
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this is fantastic. Nice find!
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Great writeup! Now I wish I hadn't painted my gold emblems.
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Good write up.. fortunately it's not a problem I have.

As opposed to a credit card may I suggest dental floss. It's what I've used to remove emblems before, and even less of a concern of scratching.
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Good plan, Once you get it started it lifts enough to cut the glue but Dental Floss would work nice.
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Good write up.. fortunately it's not a problem I have.

As opposed to a credit card may I suggest dental floss. It's what I've used to remove emblems before, and even less of a concern of scratching.
Dental Floss breaks way to easily. You'll go through a little box before your dine. Your best best is to use fishing line and a pair gloves.

Edit - Good write up Scott!
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