Main Motorcycle: Triumph TR7
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Norwich, England
Other Motorcycle: T140
Extra Motorcycle: Most of another T140
If anyone knows where black chroming can be done in UK I'd also be interested - not for forks but for exhaust pipes. I have no idea how it is done. I thought chrome (ie: Chromium, the element) was an inherently hard metal, and that the term 'hard chrome plating' was just a marketing ploy implying that there is such a thing as soft chrome and if you're not careful, you might end up with some!).
Is the black finish a coating applied after the plating (or a staining like gun-bluing), or is it somehow executed during the plating process? If the former, can existing chrome plating be turned black?