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Old 02-04-2010, 03:54 PM   #21
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Fotoman wrote:

The reason I want to have them polished is because the previous owner had painted them (brown). And like all the other jobs he did it looks like cr**. We can see the paint brush strokes and he missed spots, not to mention the white paint drops from when he painted other parts of the boat. Once they are polished I will let them get that natural color and not worry about them.
Right - gotcha - forgot you mentioned the bad paint job.* Yes, you have no option but to get that off - then let them weather.* I would not chrome plate them either if it was me.* Chrome only goes with 'plastic fantastics'......... 'nuff said.
Besides, if yours are like mine, and there is no 'built-in' insect screen, then if you apply screens over the outside, as I had to, (needed in our climate anyway), the porthole frames*are not even seen, anyway.


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Old 02-05-2010, 08:20 AM   #22
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I took some Hawse pipes to a chromer.
The first thing he did was use a stiff wire brush on a wheel to remove all the old gunk. Mostly paint and tarnish
Took about 30 seconds. To get them ready for chrome plating.
They looked so good just cleaned with the wire wheel I told him that was good enough.* Nice and brassy. *Cost me $5.00 a hawse. Now I just use a drill and a wire wheel.
Works for me.


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