Welcome to the Access Norton Forum. Login as a VIP member to remove the advertising banners.


Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

Postby jimbo » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:09 pm

I have a Wideline fuel tank and need it chrome plated. I need to find an outfit to do a good job. Or find a nice chrome tank.
I bought an new East Indian tank and its a ten footer. :shock:
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
jimbo
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 1233
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:19 pm

Re: Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

Postby Acebars » Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:44 pm

Where are you jimbo?

Acebars
Posts: 55
Joined: Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:09 pm
Location: Sunny Lancashire, UK

Re: Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

Postby ashman » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:15 pm

When I was young my first job was working at a chroming place, the problem you will have chroming a tank will weaken the metal and the welds, you could be opening a can of worms, some places might not go down that road and if they do it will be expensive and no garenteed that it will last and being a old tank could be even harder to do, but mine you I was 15 years old then and things might have changed, I only worked there for 1 year and I worked with the operator that pressed the button for the chrome tank, my job was to wash the parts as they came out of the chroming tank.

Ashley
User avatar

ashman
Posts: 2006
Joined: Sat Jul 10, 2010 11:17 pm
Location: Brisbane, Queenslad, Australia

Re: Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

Postby Rohan » Wed Apr 23, 2014 4:58 pm

What wrong with this Indian made tank ?

Rohan
Posts: 8079
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:30 pm

Re: Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

Postby jimbo » Wed Apr 23, 2014 8:27 pm

The chrome is badly finished ,its lumpy ,it doesn't fit very well, the lower edge is wrong. Perhaps there are other East Indian vintage bike tank manufactures that make a better product, but I can't keep buying tanks to find out. I could take some close up photos .
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
jimbo
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 1233
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:19 pm

Re: Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

Postby jimbo » Sun Apr 27, 2014 8:41 pm

Has anyone heard of Ross Thompson?
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
jimbo
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 1233
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:19 pm

Re: Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

Postby triumph2 » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:07 pm

He is the man for this type of job. Located in Ontario Canada
'73 Norton Commando 850
'69 Norton Mercury 650
'65 Norton Atlas 750
'63 Matchless G80CS 500
'05 Triumph Rocket III
User avatar

triumph2
Posts: 187
Joined: Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:19 am
Location: Keswick Ont. Canada

Re: Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

Postby jimbo » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:18 am

Acebars wrote:Where are you jimbo?


The midwest USA but send the tank anywhere (it looks like Canada is a good choice :mrgreen: )
Access Norton VIP Paying Member
jimbo
VIP MEMBER
Posts: 1233
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:19 pm

Re: Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

Postby Rohan » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:05 pm

jimbo wrote:The chrome is badly finished ,its lumpy ,it doesn't fit very well, the lower edge is wrong. .


Lumps in chrome can be ground down and polished, if the chrome is sound enough to permit this.
Tank looks good on your earlier pic there - at a distance anyway...

Rohan
Posts: 8079
Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2010 5:30 pm


Return to General Classic Motorcycle Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests