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Old 07-26-2017, 10:09 PM   #1
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Restoring finish on old light fixtures

I'm searching for a plating shop to strip and replate the 5 rusty original light fixtures off my '60 Tradewind. The shop I went to here in SoCal wanted $300, which might be reasonable, but warned their deplating process might eat thru the cheap old metal these fixture were stamped from and change the surface permanently. I feel with a little attention the stripping could be done non destructively. Maybe I'm wrong?
The rust is minor and finish looks like a gold cad. My alternative course is to chemically remove the rust, prime and spray with a gold rustoleum. Anyone figured this one out?

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