I was at a local bike show a few years back and noticed a dark grey chrome finish on one entrant's bike. I can't remember who he said did the work. This was a plating process and not powder coating. None of the local re-plate folks can do it. Any ideas?
I was surfing the net for chrome shopd recently and came across a few places that do black chrome. Just do a search for chrome platers under yahoo and then just start looking. Beware though. The places I found charged %50 more for black chrome. The only pictures I saw of it was on faucets and such.
I bought some door hardware when we remodeled our offices a few years back that were "black chrome". They looked the same as what you have described. A few years later, though, the truth is out. The "black" actually turned out to be a tinted clearcoat applied to chrome doorknob. It's wearing off all of the doorknobs we installed.
A word of warning. My Seca Turbo's engime and exhaust were black chrome and they turned ugly within the 1st year. Living at the shore doesn't help but at least aluminum and regular chrome can be brought back with polish. Nothing seemed to work on the black chrome. I was even leary of the black coating on the Warrior's and Superglide Sport's (bike I'd intended to buy)engines. So far, so good.
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