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Silverplate

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Sarge, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Sarge

    Sarge Member

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    Anybody tried using this stuff to resilver headlight reflectors? It claims it can be done, but at $95 a bottle, I’m reluctant to try.
     
  2. Barry

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    How bad is the reflector?
     
  3. Sarge

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    Pretty bad. Pitted and not too reflective.
     
  4. Barry

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    “SILVERPLATER can be applied to surfaces made, or plated with, nickel, copper, bronze, brass, zinc. It will NOT work on base metals such as steel and aluminum. (But you could plate these with nickel first). The part should be highly buffed and polished before application.”

    If it is that pitted I doubt it will with as it won’t take hold going by this description/ instruction
     
  5. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Personally, for that sort of money , I’d be replacing the units....they’ll be good for another 40 years....
    Just my two bob’s worth...;)
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  7. Sarge

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    I’ve only found full replacement headlights at $300 ++ a light. Know anywhere where I can just get the reflector?
     
  8. Barry

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    I agree with comments above that silvering would only work satisfactorily on a perfect surface.
    Replacement better as no rust and clear glass as well.
    It does make a visible improvement.
    New bulb can help as well if old one getting deposits on " glass".
    No need for fancy ones.
    Stock 55/60 in Phillips or similar . Cheapish and good.
     
  10. Sarge

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  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    3 part assy , separate lens/ reflector?
     
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