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Metalizing options - Where to get it Done?


Hi Guys,
 Ive scoured local resources in Wisconsin to find someone that can apply gold chrome to a non conductive surface (fiberglass & Paint). Places near me can only do these processes to metal.

So my question is?, where can this be done on the US, preferably in the Midwest?

I thought about the paint options but I just cannot get the same results as chroming or Vac metalizing the parts. Are there any other options that have come along in recent years that I might be missing?

I don't necessarily have to go with the Yavin ceremony super clean look, I might be leaning towards the Tantive IV look (kinda shiny, kinda Dirty)

Give me your opinions!

Thanks
Flan
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I've put feelers out to several places in the US. The closest to you is one in Minnesota. They wanted 6 grand (but I think that included surfacing sanding and finishings). Other than that there is one in Canada that has done several suits before and sounds like they only charge around 500$. Someone in New England area quoted me about 4 grand. The people in california who did the screen used suits have never gotten back to me.
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Wow, I didnt think it would be so hard to find a source to get this done. Do you have the name of the place in Canada? I guess its worth checking out.
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I used Coat of Chrome in Pennsylvania. Don has done a few suits already, and has re chromed the Ark for Lucasfilm. [sign in to see URL]

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What was the cost for a whole suit with coat of chrome?
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They (Coat of Chrome) quoted me $6000 a few months ago. I am personally doing the spray chrome myself using an at home system.

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