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when you engrave somthing chrome does it mess your chrome :biggrin: :cool:
 

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you can't engrave good with plating, so you take it off, engrave it and re-plate it
 

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If the engraver goes slow and takes his time with it, he may not mess the chrome up too bad, and itll look ok, but you normally have to rechrome it.
 

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TonyO said the chrome has to come off, for the engraving to be done
 

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its hard to get through the chrome, and then the cutter cuts easy into the metal. Looks like ass, if you can even find anyone that will attept it. ( a real retard )
 

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Originally posted by I-beam@Jul 27 2005, 06:06 PM
TonyO said the chrome has to come off, for the engraving to be done
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Exactly. I've seen some people get like an acid etching done on chrome parts and it gives it a frosted look which is cool if you like it but you won't get that deep engraving from it.

For proper engraving you have to strip the chrome off (or start with an unplated part to begin with), then engrave, then re plate. Otherwise it won't look as good and you won't get as many points.
 
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