Shoot bolt keeps

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russbmx
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Shoot bolt keeps

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Hi
I’m in the process of making some shoot bolt keeps.
At the moment they are bare metal but I’m not sure how to finish them? I believe the originals were chrome? Although the original keeps on my crockery unit look far from chrome :lol:

Problem with chroming is it’s so expensive and these have already cost a fair bit to have cut.
Bending and countersinking I’m doing myself to try and keep costs down.

Interested to hear what people think...
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I agree they were chrome originally so that sort of finish would be good... Maybe test the market with some chrome and some bare metal that people can paint or anodise or whatever they chose. I say go chrome as custom Devon interiors with anything other than stick don't seem to be out there... Just my 2 penneth. Dave


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Very interested in purchasing 3 if you get them sorted :cheers:

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I call those keeps..
Did you consider making them in stainless?
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type21f wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:04 pm
I call those keeps..
Did you consider making them in stainless?
Right you are :thumbright:
I did consider it but as I’m folding and countersinking my self I thought it would have marked the stainless.
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ted698 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:24 pm
Very interested in purchasing 3 if you get them sorted :cheers:
Okay cool. Would you prefer them in chrome?

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I like your enterprise..
Best wishes G
I definately require one.. maybe four!
Steel you can chrome.. Stainless requires a complex pretreatment and coating.. not impossiblr but very very difficult and finding anyone who does it is...well also very hard.
Looking forwards to seeing how they look in chrome when completed!
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Yes chrome ideally! Cheers

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