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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Refinishing/coating Edge/Lo-Pro Trem?

If you were to take either of the two, and get them either powder coated or painted, would that have an impact on how they go together/work? or are the tolerances enough that there's room for the extra fractions of a mm that would be added to the overall size?

i only ask, because they are really limited to black, cosmo black, chrome or gold. and i know one of those colours will pretty much go with whatever it is you want to do. but what if (just to be way out and wacky!!) you decided you wanted ur trem to be LNG (for want of a better colour choice off hand)?!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 03:16 PM
 
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Re: Refinishing/coating Edge/Lo-Pro Trem?

Not gonna happen.
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Re: Refinishing/coating Edge/Lo-Pro Trem?

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Not gonna happen.
right.

no ones ever done that before.






works just fine. However, doing the saddles requires electroplating, powder coating will be too thick.
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Re: Refinishing/coating Edge/Lo-Pro Trem?

There are other colors out there, too--just harder to find. There is a white powdercoated LoPro that came on a few RGs, as well as the violet chrome LoPro I got from Ryc.





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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-22-2011, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Refinishing/coating Edge/Lo-Pro Trem?

any pics of the violet chrome? that sounds yummy!
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Re: Refinishing/coating Edge/Lo-Pro Trem?

I wouldn't have it powder coated or painted. Way too thick. I'd look for someone who does work on guns. They offer all sorts of decorative plating finishes.
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Re: Refinishing/coating Edge/Lo-Pro Trem?

I would look into anodizing as another option. This depends on what kind of metal the bridge is made out of though. This can be done for fairly cheap by a professional or you'd be able to learn how to do it by yourself.

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-23-2011, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: Refinishing/coating Edge/Lo-Pro Trem?

im fairly sure anodising can only be to done aluminium?! and the trem blocks are steel?
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"Anodic films are most commonly applied to protect aluminium alloys, although processes also exist for titanium, zinc, magnesium, niobium, and tantalum. Iron or carbon steel metal exfoliates when oxidized under neutral or alkaline microelectrolytic conditions; i.e., the iron oxide (actually "Ferric hydroxide" or Hydrated iron oxide, also known as rust) forms by anoxic anodic pits and large cathodic surface, these pits concentrate anions such as sulfate and chloride accelerating the underlying metal to corrosion. Carbon flakes or nodules in high carbon steel(e.g. cast iron) may cause an electrolytic potential and interfere with coating or plating. Ferrous metals are commonly anodized electrolytically in Nitric acid, or by treatment with Red Fuming Nitric Acid, to form hard black Ferric Oxide. This oxide remains conformal even when plated on wire and the wire is bent."
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Here you go, check this out:

http://www.houtsenterprises.net/index.html
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Re: Refinishing/coating Edge/Lo-Pro Trem?

What is the factory finish? How are they doing it. Anyone know? powder coat...anodized...??
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