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    For all you chrome needs...

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    Hey guys, one of my 501st buds has a article on chrome and the places he's dealt with on his site. http://www.tk409.com/c3po.html

    Chroming:
    "The process is called "Vacuum Metalizing" and Vacmet.com located in southern CA. Don Bies has confirmed that VMI is the shop that did the original C-3PO chrome suits for Lucasfilm. Kevin Franke at Vacmet charges $500 for as many pieces as can fit inside the metalizing chamber. The entire Threepio suit will fit in two chambers totalling about $1000. I've found that's a pretty typical price wherever you go. Another popular American shop for chroming C-3PO is vacuummetallizing.ca "

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    M & M Metalizing in southern CA does NOT want C-3PO projects, so don't contact them. Originally I had recommended them, after they estimated $350 to chrome 35 pieces. After it arrived in LA the estimate jumped to $1500, then to $3500!

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    Re: For all you chrome needs...

    I think Volpin used this process and it crushed one of his buckets...

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    Re: For all you chrome needs...

    Really? C-3po parts are plastic. I think Chris ended up having his suit done at creations in chrome.

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    Re: For all you chrome needs...

    I may be thinking of something else but I am pretty sure it was this

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    Re: For all you chrome needs...

    how much do you think it will take to chrome 1 bucket?

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    Re: For all you chrome needs...

    I wanna say $200. I was wanting to point out the "$500 for as many pieces as can fit inside the metalizing chamber" for those of you that mass produce these lids. I would estimate that chamber could hold 3-5 GM lids

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    Re: For all you chrome needs...

    I am curious how large the chamber is...also its about 200 to get a helmet chromed

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    Re: For all you chrome needs...

    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Bangalter View Post
    I am curious how large the chamber is...also its about 200 to get a helmet chromed
    where do you guys get your helmets chromed? The quotes I've received are almost double that.

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    Re: For all you chrome needs...

    coat of chrome

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