|Phantom CHROME - Beautiful but costly!
Face it, a B-6 is a lot less expensive than a Phantom to Restore but that's one reason your Schwinn Phantom is worth so much more! Learn valuable money-saving tips on re-chroming your Phantom parts.
What the Plater won't tell you, we do!
What? I said Save money.. no sense in throwing that away!
Here's what I do: first, clean the parts as needed, using a wire
wheel, naval jelly etc, then refine any damaged areas with files/sandpaper et al. When this is done, use this product from the Eastwood Company:
http://www.eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemID=134&itemType=PRODUCTThis will zinc plate any areas of bare metal, which can then be
polished to a chrome-like finish. The part will now have a uniform shiny finish, and best of all the previously bare areas will not rust.
Its a great way to save otherwise marginal chrome, especially for a daily rider or patina'd bike.
I have found this zinc plating system invaluable in restoring
Schwinns, as it replicates the factory finish of many parts easily and convincingly; such items include the bottom bearing cups, seat post clamp,
cable clips, kickstands etc etc etc. Left as plated, the parts will have a satin finish, and if polished the finish is very chrome like.
As a bonus, if parts are left unmaintained they will eventually slightly oxidize, making them "blend-in" to aunrestored bike vey well.
Give it a try, I swear it works wonders. Greg Vancouver, BC
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