[CR]adding chrome to an already painted/finished bike?

Example: Framebuilders

From: "w.a. manning" <wamanning@email.com>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Date: Wed, 20 Oct 2004 13:41:03 -0500
Subject: [CR]adding chrome to an already painted/finished bike?

i'm debating (highly likely, actually) having the rear triangle chromed on a steel frame (circa '84 ciocc) that's already nicely painted and finished. of course the perfect solution would be to have the whole frame chromed, but i got it refinished a few years ago and was able to source the proper decals...and i'm loathe to go thru all of that again.

i'm thinking that with thorough masking of the frame and careful work by the chromer, i can minimize any potential damage to the existing finish. i intend to paint a contrasting color where the chrome and existing paint meet so it looks clean.

any "gotchas" that i need to consider?

walter manning - franklin, michigan