Gold Plating Hornet "V" at home?

Hienkel429Hienkel429 Posts: 145Member
Has anyone tried to plate a Hornet V at home?  Results?  Recommendations?  

Hearing what folks want to charge has scared me to look elsewhere.  

Thanks all, 



  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,573Senior Contributor
    edited July 25
    Suggest send it to T&J Bumper in Ohio. They did mine reasonable and people cant tell it from gold plating. .  They have done chrome plating for me too. Rock Creek Oh, East of Cleveland and they Ship all over.... 440 474 4434. Just describe it and mention they did mine a few yrs ago.
  • ski4life65ski4life65 Posts: 1,116Expert Adviser
    How much $ are the bids are you getting?
  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,573Senior Contributor
    Its not Gold but looks like it...I dont recall how much it cost. I will Post the picture probably tomorrow...
  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,573Senior Contributor
  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,573Senior Contributor
    edited July 29
    51 Hood Gold ornament but pictutre does not do justice. Difficult to get true color under lights...
  • RichardDRichardD Posts: 745Member
    Look online for some instructions and plate it yourself with BRASS; 12 volts and copper sulfate solution.
    Suppose to be relatively easy; also some Youtubes out there. None but the purists would know the difference~~~
  • Hienkel429Hienkel429 Posts: 145Member
    Hey Ol Racer, 

    I asked T & J.  They said they did not do it any longer.  I called two places.  One wanted $425 the other wanted $350.  Just for the V!  I thought to my self, hell I can make a mold and cast it in solid silver for less and plate it using a home set.   


    I'm going to look into the brass. I find copper plating but not really brass.  

    I might even look into some of the better spray paints.  

    I will let you all know what I come up with. 


  • Ol racerOl racer Posts: 2,573Senior Contributor
    Im sorry that didnt pan out for you. Good luck going forward....
  • trdrewtrdrew Posts: 29Member
    edited August 5
    You might consider this kit from Caswell:

    I have not used this particular kit, but I have used other products from Caswell and have had excellent results.
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