aging new chrome

Discussion in 'Bicycle Restoration Tips' started by rollfaster, Mar 19, 2017.

  1. #1 Posted Mar 19, 2017

    Riding a '38 Autocycle Deluxe

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    i have a new longhorn bar that i want to make a little cloudy to match the patina of the chrome on a certain bike.anyone have a remedy for this? the bar is just too shiny.
     
  2. #2 Posted Mar 20, 2017

    I live for the CABE

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    Steel-wool and road salt or maybe bolt it to the underside of your car and drive around Chicago one winter with it.:)
     
  3. #3 Posted Mar 20, 2017

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    simple cheap toilet bowl cleaner likes chrome real good. just let it sit long enough and it'll start aging it.
     
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  4. #4 Posted Mar 23, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    What i did acid dipped my bars in acid for a couple of days but i took the chrome all the way off ... what you could do is just check them often to get what you want ... but be careful wear eye wear and gloves and get a big enough bucket to soak them ... and also its mess to dispose the acid after 3c27254fdcf688b677e2b179ca9ea8ac.jpg

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  5. #5 Posted Mar 25, 2017

    Finally riding a big boys bike

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    Nice
     
  6. #6 Posted Mar 28, 2017

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    Chicago streets in winter are one the best ways I know to age the chrome or paint on any bike or vehicle. imgres.jpg
     
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  7. #7 Posted Mar 28, 2017

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    I don't know how to make the chrome look cloudy, but I would like to mention something related to it. Whatever method you try, watch out for cracked, chipped ,or peeling chrome------ it is razor- sharp ! Good luck and take care.