1973 RS LT Z28 4spd Matching Nums

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    73rsltz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    They are darker than what james posted
     

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    73rsltz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    That’s about the same color...
     
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    Why no copper? The local plater here uses all three. Is this different? Doesn't more protection equal a longer-lasting part?

    From their website:
    "We polish, repair, sand, and work on your parts until the metal is in as perfect a condition as we can possibly get it, then we can move on to the final step of chrome plating them. During this process the parts are coppered, buffed, nickel-plated, chrome-plated, and then polished. This means we have triple-plated your parts in copper, nickel, and then finally chrome until we could deliver you a “Show Quality Finish” on the parts for your vehicle."
     
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    73rsltz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Factory Chrome never had show quality finish. This car is being restored back to assembly line standards. Not over restored like so many are done today.
     
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    So can you tell the difference? Isn't shiny chrome, shiny chrome regardless of what's under it?
    And speaking of over-restored, are you going to use enamel as a topcoat?
     
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    The copper functions more of a build layer like primer-surfacer on paint. It fills small voids and imperfections and gives the plater something to buff prior to the chrome coat. Sometimes they have to double plate the copper layer. The original manufacturer never had time to do this unless on very high-end cars. Most of the show cars the factory had at big shows went with "triple" chrome to make the car look good under the lights.
     
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    73rsltz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How about because I ****ing want that way. Is that a valid answer. Until you pay for it. I don’t give a poo on your opinion
     
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    Where did THAT come from?
     
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    That makes sense. I have my originals and when buffed up, they have the aftermarket part shine. They just have 50 years of light rust on them and will have to get re-chromed.

    And since so many other things are different (base/clear versus enamel, for instance) I don't see any harm in doing the triple coating.
     
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    dude, get your panties out of a twist, he was just asking your reasoning.
     

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