Looking for a repair+ chrome plate a fuel tank service

jimbo

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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:
 
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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.

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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 .
 

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Acebars said:
Where are you jimbo?
The midwest USA but send the tank anywhere (it looks like Canada is a good choice :mrgreen: )
 
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jimbo said:
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...
 
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