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Offline sctparker

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Drilling and cutting chrome ?
« on: November 26, 2016, 04:45:58 PM »
In a attempt to make something work on my bike that wasn't intended for it, I need to drill and cut some chrome plated billet aluminum . Has anyone done this without messing up the chrome or it peeling afterwards? I've shaved/cut bumpers   but never worried about the chrome peeling since they were re-chromed or painted when I was done.

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Re: Drilling and cutting chrome ?
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2016, 07:20:42 PM »
I think I would put some masking tape over the spot you want to drill. Also use a center punch to make sure the drill doesn't wander.
Never tried this with chrome, but it has worked with painted items. Your result may vary...
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Offline lk2rd

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Re: Drilling and cutting chrome ?
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2016, 07:25:14 PM »
Use a pointed stone to grind through the chrome plating and then drill the aluminum.

Offline JBMFT

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Re: Drilling and cutting chrome ?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2016, 04:38:16 PM »
I think I would put some masking tape over the spot you want to drill. Also use a center punch to make sure the drill doesn't wander.
Never tried this with chrome, but it has worked with painted items. Your result may vary...

This is how I've always done it.