Anthon

Chrome chassis with silkscreen.
« on: January 26, 2019, 06:55:21 AM »
Hello,

I have a small production making fender type cabinets, selling it to DIYers. I also sell DIY kits, and finished amplifiers.

I was curious to who can make vintage fender type chrome chassis with silk screen and what the price would be. Europe? China?
I might order up to 100 pieces (different kinds of chassis) if the price is right.

Has anyone tried making this type of chassis? Maybe it would be worth the while of investing in production tools myself. I guess you will need a CNC plasma cutter, metal folding machine, chrome plating setup and a silk screening setup.

Some of them are pretty expensive, up to 120 euro a piece and I need them all the time.
Besides, it would be nice to be able to manufacture custom types.




ruffrecords

Re: Chrome chassis with silkscreen.
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 01:21:49 PM »
Is chrome plating still allowed in the EU??

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

Anthon

Re: Chrome chassis with silkscreen.
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 03:55:16 PM »
Is chrome plating still allowed in the EU??

Cheers

Ian

Actually, good question. I have no idea.
I know some dealers still sell these types of chassis in EU. Perhaps hoping nobody would notice? It is a niche market.
Fender still makes their amps with chrome plated chassis, so I assume it's okay?

ruffrecords

Re: Chrome chassis with silkscreen.
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 06:01:26 PM »
Actually, good question. I have no idea.
I know some dealers still sell these types of chassis in EU. Perhaps hoping nobody would notice? It is a niche market.
Fender still makes their amps with chrome plated chassis, so I assume it's okay?

Current ROHS legislation in the UK says "All the components and subassemblies of EEE placed on the UK market must contain less than the maximum prescribed levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium and two specified flame retardants."

EEE stands for Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

Do you have a link to a EU seller of these chassis?

Cheers

Ian
www.customtubeconsoles.com
https://mark3vtm.blogspot.co.uk/
www.eztubemixer.blogspot.co.uk


'The only people not making mistakes are the people doing nothing'

cyrano

Re: Chrome chassis with silkscreen.
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 06:35:59 AM »
Chrome plating without hexavalent chromium has always been possible. It's even more efficiƫnt using trivalent chromium.

It just results in a different colour...

This colour has been adapted using additives, ever since ROHS came into view.

So, no problem, even when old chrome coating looks a bit different. Maybe one of the reasons why some people love vintage. Some people don't notice the difference, some do...

I don't think that's a reason to risk millions of cancer cases, both with workers that apply chrome plating and people working on treated parts (welding, grinding, recycling).
Why is it people love to believe and hate to know?

Anthon

Re: Chrome chassis with silkscreen.
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2019, 10:00:35 AM »
I guess nickel plating would do just fine.

When I say chrome, I mean just shiny mirror-ish finish  ;D I actually prefer the warmer colour of nickel.



 

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