My dad was into antique car restoration – big time. He loved to tinker with stuff down to the tiny details.
He loved all the brash bits and pieces and gold plating was one of his favorite things to add a bit of glitz to his old cars.
When I’m at a local car show… one of the things that catches my eye in the sea of beautifully restored cars is the glimmering bits of emblems or hardware that someone has taken the extra time and care to add.
Gold Plating small parts or pieces isn’t tough. If you are a bit of a tinkerer type you will have great results with your first project. (Probably start looking for more parts to gold plate)
What you need is a gold plating kit. Gold plating kits are not all the same. Don’t be roped into something that is called a “dip” kit. You want to use electroplating so that the gold plating will last and look professional.
The picture shows some old tarnished tuners that have been revived with gold plate. Think about the bits and pieces of hardware that you would like to have plated in gold.
- automotive, antique or new car emblems and parts
- musical instruments,
- I’m sure you have “parts” that you can think of that you want to gold plate! You can even gold plate your iPod.