Refinishing old aluminum flashlight reflectors

depusm12

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I have a couple of old flashlight reflectors that I need refinished. Any ideas on what type of finish would work best, chrome, nickel, etc. Anybody on here do this or know of a company that I can get to do it fairly inexpensively. Thanks in advance for your help. *Mods if this is in the wrong section please feel free to move it, wasn't sure where to put it.**
 
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gadget_lover

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I think there are threads about this. In general, the reflectors are coated using vaporized aluminum in a vacuum. I don't know of anyone who's located a facility that will re-plate one.

Unless it's a rare and expensive light that you are restoring, it may be much cheaper and easier to buy a new replacement reflector.


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Ken_McE

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Just look for a place that does electroplating.
 

will

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Another place is one that repairs telescopes, probably not cheap.
 
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