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#1 natelite

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 02:54 PM

hi...i haven't really thought of chrome plating my lego mf accessories or even lego mf, but seeing how brickforge did so well with the gold chrome c3p0 and a few other matte gold/silver helmets i have seen on brickshelf, i was wondering if anyone has any experience with chroming lego parts and how it's done? i've been thinking of revitalizing some of my old castle helmets that have yellowed.

#2 Starwars4J

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 04:57 PM

Chroming tends to be a really expensive process if done right.  I believe BF sends them to a company to do it well.  It's hard to do it on your own, but I believe you need to set up some sort of vacuuming apparatus which is itself a chore.  I think the cost tends to be around $20 per piece but I could be way off

#3 Johnny 5

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 06:45 PM

some of brickforge's chrome minifigs always turn out very nice and i want to make a couple of heroes or something. What kind of company would do it?

#4 Lt. Col. Thok

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Posted 25 October 2007 - 10:24 PM

Erm.  Chroming is a delecat process.  I gave up after I botched up all my 3pos.
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