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Username Post: silvering '38 reflectors        (Topic#350785)
blue_63 
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04-24-18 04:33 PM - Post#2732075    

Does anyone know anything about the silvering of the reflectors inside the headlight buckets? I need to have my '38 reflectors redone, and am wondering if there are any known vendors that can perform the process. The reflectors themselves are in great shape with no dents or corrosion. It is just that in some spots the silver is non-existent, the brass is showing through so no amount of cleaning will resurrect them. Thanks in advance, Greg



 
Rustchips 
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04-25-18 06:47 AM - Post#2732136    
    In response to blue_63

Google or search Headlight reslivering. You will find people that do it. Also some talk about doing it yourself. I think I used Steve's auto restoration years ago. Not cheap.
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raycow 
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04-27-18 01:13 AM - Post#2732335    
    In response to blue_63

I had a reflector done at a chrome plating shop and it turned out fine from a functional standpoint. It didn't look like OE though, so if you are needing it for stock class judging this route might not be acceptable.

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Bill Masters 
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04-29-18 07:59 PM - Post#2732585    
    In response to blue_63

Blue_63, look here:
https://vccachat.org/ubbthreads.php/topics/401870/...



 
blue_63 
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05-01-18 04:09 AM - Post#2732739    
    In response to Bill Masters

Well, I had a long conversation with Bill from Uvaria,Inc., out in Grants Pass, Ore. He says that he has been doing the reflectors since 1972. He does not do the whole process anymore, due to several things, mostly ecological I think. But he said that if I can get the reflectors nickel-plated and polished, then send them to him and he puts on an aluminum coating that he says will last a lifetime, will ship them back to me for $75. He says that a chrome finish will give about 50% reflection, where this aluminum coating is rated at about 92%. So I have sent two sets off to North Star Plating in Brainerd, Minn for the nickel plating. I have had my door and trunk handles re-done by them, and I think they came back fantastic. Greg



 
blue_63 
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05-01-18 04:10 AM - Post#2732740    
    In response to Bill Masters

Bill, I clicked on your thread, but it just came up to a log-in page.



 
Bill Masters 
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05-04-18 01:49 AM - Post#2733003    
    In response to blue_63

Blue, try it again; it works for me. Does anyone else have a problem opening the link?



 
blue_63 
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05-04-18 04:22 AM - Post#2733015    
    In response to Bill Masters

It comes up saying that I am not logged in.



 
BearsFan315 
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05-22-18 05:00 AM - Post#2734583    
    In response to blue_63

Funny i stumbled across this thread, I just got my 1929 reflectors back from Bill. They LOOK AWESOME.

I sent them out had them cleaned up, nickel plated and polished then sent out to Uvira. He had tehm for a few days, and then they were back on their way to me.

Great guy, Great Service !! Make sure you READ AND FOLLOW the instructions for maintenance and cleaning. and KEEP THEM AWAY FROM SILICONE !!

Can Post picts if interested, Once i take some :p

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BearsFan315 
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06-10-18 08:35 AM - Post#2736509    
    In response to BearsFan315

Got my reflectors back and man are tehy pretty and shiny !!

1929 Reflectors Inside

1929 Reflectors Outside

I have NOT taken them out of the vacuum bags yet as i do not want anything to happen to them till I am ready to install them. still stripping the buckets, crossbar, and such.

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blue_63 
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07-21-18 05:13 PM - Post#2740709    
    In response to BearsFan315

Those really do look great. I am still in the process of having mine nickel plated, but should have them soon. Thanks for the pics.\



 
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