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pennywise
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Jubilee Rivieria restoration

Postby pennywise » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:00 am

Hi guys,
Just finished the restoration on another Rivieria and wondering if there is any other way to chrome apart from wrapping. It looks 10 times better than it did as it was all painted over with a nasty grey and after blasting i could only salvage the cash draw, still not perfect but will do for the time being.
Only asking as I have another 1 to do with exactly the same nasty grey paint and wanted to look at other options if I have any.😁
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Re: Jubilee rivieria restoration

Postby treefrog » Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:36 am

The reason you see so many painted is the impractical element of rechroming. Only other attempt I have seen from wrap is spray chrome, which does not look great.

I think a good paint job looks fine. I am sure it was the Powell’s who did loads in the darker Hammerite finish, which see we lots of.

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Re: Jubilee rivieria restoration

Postby banditboy67 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:05 am

Machine looks great... May I ask where you got the vinyl wrap from on the sides please.

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Re: Jubilee rivieria restoration

Postby pennywise » Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:10 pm

Hi TF,
I've only seen one painted before but didn't look that nice, I do have a hammered finish one which looks pretty good but do like the chrome work on these machines.
Looks like I will stick with the wrap then on the other one I have to do until some miracle chrome comes out that's cheap.🤣

The wrap I've got banditboy was from ebay. It's a bit orange-peely but I think does look better than a full paint job. The front pieces have been wrapped also, wanted to keep as much chrome as possible.

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Re: Jubilee Rivieria restoration

Postby banditboy67 » Fri Aug 16, 2019 1:18 pm

Bought one of those gold calligraphy pens to smarten up the gold on Riviera on mine, also going to get a fine point permanent marker for the black outline...

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Re: Jubilee Rivieria restoration

Postby pennywise » Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:54 am

I've just bought a set of calligraphy to do mine with banditboy. Do they work as I have not used them on glass before? 🤔

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Re: Jubilee Rivieria restoration

Postby banditboy67 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:23 am

Hi PW.
I had a quick go the other day at work where it’s slyly stored while doing a sneaky restoration..
Covered well, the one I had was similar to the Riviera Gold but I reckon it’ll need going over a few times...
Could also try artist's gold paint if you’ve a steady hand whilst using a brush.

John

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Re: Jubilee Rivieria restoration

Postby banditboy67 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:29 pm

Can you post me a few pics please from inside the door please around the top, belly & reel glass please, machine I bought they’d been removed

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Re: Jubilee Rivieria restoration

Postby pennywise » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:46 pm

banditboy67 wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Can you post me a few pics please from inside the door please around the top, belly & reel glass please, machine I bought they’d been removed
No problem John got loads so just let me know any areas you need to see, im on my 8th Rivieria now🤣
Hope these help pal.
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Re: Jubilee Rivieria restoration

Postby banditboy67 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:23 pm

Thx for the pics...
How do I post a pic?
I’ve got a few bits the guy gave me and not sure if they’re from the machine now I’ve seen your pics..

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