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Rattler
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PostSubject: My Home made VL800 Rack   Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:31 pm

Here is the rack my mate made for me. Made from mild steel and damn good. Not bad for £20. I've just emailed Ashford Chroming for a price for it to be chromed hence the tape measure.

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PostSubject: Re: My Home made VL800 Rack   Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:34 pm

Way to go, great job.

Be good to know how much the chroming costs, out of interest
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PostSubject: Re: My Home made VL800 Rack   Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:38 pm

I was going to just paint it black with Hammerite but as it's attatching on the outside of the sissy bar I thought it would look a bit shit.
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PostSubject: Re: My Home made VL800 Rack   Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:17 pm

Well it's going to be painted by me instead. £220 to have it chromed lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Home made VL800 Rack   Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:21 pm

Crikey, thats a lot but I kinda thought it would be but I am still surprised at that price
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PostSubject: Re: My Home made VL800 Rack   Mon Sep 12, 2011 8:53 pm

Rattler wrote:
Well it's going to be painted by me instead. £220 to have it chromed lol!



Wilkinson's chrome spray is pretty authentic - you could try it on a bit of spare metal first - just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: My Home made VL800 Rack   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:04 pm

I think that chrome paint can look quite good & have used it myself but I wonder how good it would look when it's attached to real chrome?
Black might better
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PostSubject: Re: My Home made VL800 Rack   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:16 pm

I agree with Blues & with Mr I, Hmmmmm how confusing lol!
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PostSubject: Re: My Home made VL800 Rack   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:20 pm

Take care for racks are for use,get the best paint you can to save it chipping,otherwise you will see your a*** with the finish,after a season of using it.
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PostSubject: Re: My Home made VL800 Rack   Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:52 pm

220 pounds to chrome that little thing, those chromer folks must be nuts! It might look nice powder coated. a lot cheaper too.
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