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hey poppa who do you have plate your parts , are they resonable,is it a good turn around time .. i hate building a kit and the bumpers and such have the flash under the chrome , i use alclad but it's just not the same.. it's prob easier to get a bunch of parts ready and send them out ha ...let me know if you can.. p.s. i sent pics of the paints to your work...
 

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Originally posted by ree85@Jan 4 2004, 07:24 PM
hey poppa who do you have plate your parts , are they resonable,is it a good turn around time .. i hate building a kit and the bumpers and such have the flash under the chrome , i use alclad but it's just not the same.. it's prob easier to get a bunch of parts ready and send them out ha ...let me know if you can.. p.s. i sent pics of the paints to your work...
I have a guy in Canada do my stuff, but his turnaround kinda sucks. I don't refer people to him anymore because then he gets overloaded.

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Originally posted by BigPoppa+Jan 4 2004, 09:02 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (BigPoppa @ Jan 4 2004, 09:02 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'><!--QuoteBegin--ree85@Jan 4 2004, 07:24 PM
hey poppa who do you have  plate your parts , are they resonable,is it a good turn around time .. i hate building a kit and the bumpers and such have the flash under the chrome , i use alclad but it's just not the same.. it's prob easier to get a bunch of parts ready and send them out ha ...let me know if you can.. p.s. i sent pics of the paints to your work...
I have a guy in Canada do my stuff, but his turnaround kinda sucks. I don't refer people to him anymore because then he gets overloaded.

K. Diaz[/b][/quote]
Mad's been looking into starting up plating but dont know if he can count on anyone from here for bussiness or not from stuff that's happened in the past.
that is pretty much the only thing holding him back on it since the setup is going to cost a little over 1k with all the stuff to do it.

if he does do it he's probably going to be doing gold as well too.
and his prices will be cheaper and ALOT faster than where most of you guys have been going.
he said one of you guys was charged $8 to chrome 2 bumpers and it took like 3-4 weeks or more.

any feedback on this will be helpful.
Thanks!
 

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Originally posted by D U D E+Jan 4 2004, 08:10 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (D U D E @ Jan 4 2004, 08:10 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by [email protected] 4 2004, 09:02 PM
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@Jan 4 2004, 07:24 PM
hey poppa who do you have  plate your parts , are they resonable,is it a good turn around time .. i hate building a kit and the bumpers and such have the flash under the chrome , i use alclad but it's just not the same.. it's prob easier to get a bunch of parts ready and send them out ha ...let me know if you can.. p.s. i sent pics of the paints to your work...

I have a guy in Canada do my stuff, but his turnaround kinda sucks. I don't refer people to him anymore because then he gets overloaded.

K. Diaz
Mad's been looking into starting up plating but dont know if he can count on anyone from here for bussiness or not from stuff that's happened in the past.
that is pretty much the only thing holding him back on it since the setup is going to cost a little over 1k with all the stuff to do it.

if he does do it he's probably going to be doing gold as well too.
and his prices will be cheaper and ALOT faster than where most of you guys have been going.
he said one of you guys was charged $8 to chrome 2 bumpers and it took like 3-4 weeks or more.

any feedback on this will be helpful.
Thanks![/b][/quote]
I'm happy with my plater, we're friends and his work is second to none, puts Chrometech to shame. The cheapest I ever got was $40 for 2 12"x 12" racks. The chrome eventually yellowed and wasn't very good, plus some of my parts were broken. JC's Finique Chrome had good work, but his turnaround got worse and worse and he eventually just quit. My plater takes a long time because he does it all himself, from racking them, laquering them, and chroming them. His machine does 6x9 racks and cost $140,000 Canadian, used. Chrometech doesn't even do the chroming, he racks them up and sends them somewhere. These guys aren't getting rich off it either, mine is a part time nurse, and Chrome Tech sells old kits for big money. If Mad thinks he has the time and room to do quality work, go for it. Another player won't hurt, but I just want to make sure he knows what he's getting into

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one of his biggest concerns is just like everything else he's dumped money into to help guys out on hereand then got screwed on it.

like when everybody was having a fit over those little motors everybody needed them but nobody had them. the bugged and bugged him about getting them so he took money out of his pocket and ordered a bunch. then when the time came to sell them all of a sudden everybody was broke. then every a-hole and their brother came out of the woodwork selling them and cut-throating the prices. yeah, he sold a bunch but also has a couple hundred of them sitting in his back room now doing nobody a bit of good.
same with the spinner wheels and anything else that he's tried to help people out with here.

that's one thing wasting 100-200 bux on that stuff for nothing but when we're talking $1100 or more thats a whole nother deal there.
you're a working man i'm sure you can understand that.

as far as turn around time goes, he's been talking about maybe chroming alot of the most common stuff in advance and have it sitting ready and waiting wrapped in protective plastic. and do kind of a core exchange thing like when you go to autozone and but a new starter or something.
and the stuff people would send in to do like that would of course have to be new usable parts.
but still do the custom stuff like if you had something you scratchbuilt or something.

sorry for getting off topic on your post but it was heading this way already. lol
 

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Originally posted by D U D E@Jan 4 2004, 09:02 PM
one of his biggest concerns is just like everything else he's dumped money into to help guys out on hereand then got screwed on it.

like when everybody was having a fit over those little motors everybody needed them but nobody had them. the bugged and bugged him about getting them so he took money out of his pocket and ordered a bunch. then when the time came to sell them all of a sudden everybody was broke. then every a-hole and their brother came out of the woodwork selling them and cut-throating the prices. yeah, he sold a bunch but also has a couple hundred of them sitting in his back room now doing nobody a bit of good.
same with the spinner wheels and anything else that he's tried to help people out with here.

that's one thing wasting 100-200 bux on that stuff for nothing but when we're talking $1100 or more thats a whole nother deal there.
you're a working man i'm sure you can understand that.

as far as turn around time goes, he's been talking about maybe chroming alot of the most common stuff in advance and have it sitting ready and waiting wrapped in protective plastic. and do kind of a core exchange thing like when you go to autozone and but a new starter or something.
and the stuff people would send in to do like that would of course have to be new usable parts.
but still do the custom stuff like if you had something you scratchbuilt or something.

sorry for getting off topic on your post but it was heading this way already. lol
yeah, Johnny (JC) was selling complete chrome kits mostly and "core" kits. I think that's a market that has been sort of untapped. All platers I know it's a two way thing, you send something in, they send something back. Most usually do old kit parts too. The lowrider market is growing, but unfortunately, we're also a bunch of broke ass tightwads. A big turnoff is shipping.

I dunno, if Mad wants to start plating plastic, he will need to look beyond this board for business for sure.

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Originally posted by D U D E@Jan 4 2004, 10:10 PM
he said one of you guys was charged $8 to chrome 2 bumpers and it took like 3-4 weeks or more.

i'm sure he was referring to the bumpers he got from me...well i didn't pay no 8 bucks that's for damn sure, but i did tell him that is what chrometech charges (4 bucks per bumper). Plus another 7.95 per standard order for shipping. I get all my stuff done locally, but it is a pretty long wait, just cuz they do a shitload of work and usually put mine aside for awhile.
 

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i saw homeboy at the vages show. shit is pimp, looks good. i think he was also featured in Blvd mag.

dude if mad starts plating, i'm down for some parts. plus he lives down the road (I-10) from me so i wont burn him. im to scared :ugh: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
 

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Originally posted by BigPoppa@Jan 4 2004, 10:24 PM
The lowrider market is growing, but unfortunately, we're also a bunch of broke ass tightwads.
ya got that right lol

A big turnoff is shipping.
i dont know about that, shipping on something like that is usually $.99 - $1.98
plus another .50 - $1.00 for the mailing pack. ;)

I dunno, if Mad wants to start plating plastic, he will need to look beyond this board for business for sure.
He's got his fingers in other areas besides here trust me ;)

and actually he's also been seriously considering opening a new model forum for all types of autos divided into classifications to make things easier. and using the same software system as here.
does this spark an interest to you? :)
 

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Originally posted by tonedeaf@Jan 4 2004, 10:43 PM
dude if mad starts plating, i'm down for some parts.  plus he lives down the road (I-10) from me so i wont burn him.  im to scared  :ugh:  :roflmao:  :roflmao:  :roflmao:
cool man :thumbsup:

he kinda knows who he can count on around here and i know you're on his good list along with 1oK ;)

ohh, he likes poppa, Dag & paul too just to name a few. lol

soooo tone... why ya scared homie? lol :cool:



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you never saw that pic of him in the orange prison jump suit. look like a krazy killer. :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: nah im just bullshit'n
 

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Originally posted by tonedeaf@Jan 4 2004, 10:53 PM
you never saw that pic of him in the orange prison jump suit.  look like a krazy killer.  :roflmao:  :roflmao:  :roflmao:  :roflmao: nah im just bullshit'n
have i ever seen that pic of him?

i been friends with that mother fucker for 24 years. you ain't seen shit man. that pic is like watching teletubbies compared to shit i've seen. ;) lol

nah, he's cool.... just dont piss him off :ugh:



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Originally posted by D U D E@Jan 4 2004, 09:55 PM
that pic is like watching teletubbies compared to shit i've seen. ;) lol
:roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
 
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