Engraving

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Duffer, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Duffer

    Duffer Active Member

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    :helpDoes any one know how to do, or where to get, engraving, etching scribing or whatever art form it takes to make a design on a chromed piece. The wife wants some roses on her Low rider and my mission in life is to keep her happy so this has become a bit of a quest for me. I can find some parts on line but nothing like what I’m looking for. Does the engraving have to be done prior to plating or is there a process for decorating after market parts. Hopefully, one of you has been through this and can save me a lot of head banging.:wall
     
  2. RickyBobby

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    That is a nice look. I would check by phone with a couple trophy shops in your area and see if they can help. Some of them can do much more than letter on a plaque. Some can even do glass. Worth a try maybe.
     
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    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    The engraving is accomplished and then the part is usually plated afterwards.
    Any time I've tried to drill or do almost anything with a chrome part there is always some flaking of the chrome plating.
     
  5. IndyRoadKing

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    Give Gordon's a look. I had a custom derby cover done by him a few years ago. Very happy with the work. Here is the link

    Gordons
     
  6. Bait

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    Here is who did both of our derby covers: No complaints. They do custom work that is not shown on their web site. Extreme Custom Engraving
     
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2010
  7. Duffer

    Duffer Active Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll check them out.