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Chris.Z
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Am plotting a new set of RNT cups. (Foxy 3's) I like the silver look for this set, but I'm wondering what's the difference between the Chrome and the Nickel finish? Any preference one way or the other?
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Only pimps carry chrome.
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On Oct 12, 2018, ringmaster wrote:
Only pimps carry chrome.
Gen. George Patton



I can't tell if that's meant to be an endorsement or not.
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The difference is that a Nickel plated cup has a chromium plating over top of the Nickel. 2 factors play into the Chromium coating, 1 you won't need to polish the Nickel as it will patina black, 2. and this is the most important
a large percentage of the population is allergic to Nickel, the Chromium coat will make them safe to handle when applied right.

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On Oct 12, 2018, ringmaster wrote:
Only pimps carry chrome.
Gen. George Patton


I was interested in this quote, and did a little looking for the context he used it in. He may have been answering a question about his own handguns.

Here is a different version of the quote:

Son, only a pimp in a Louisiana *** house carries pearl handled revolvers, these are ivory.

No reference to chrome though.

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A mirror chrome finish on a cup may expose a palmed ball in its reflection during performance.
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It could but I have never found that to be a problem. Others have in the past.
If you video a practice session then you can adjust your hand position to not expose at the wrong moment or at any moment.
The size of your working surface also allows for proper blocking of the hand position to not expose or reflect in the mirror surface.
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I know Pop Haydn recommends abound for chrome plated linking rings as they chrome will chip and flake off. Is that a concern with chrome plated cups?
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I know Pop Haydn recommends abound for chrome plated linking rings as they chrome will chip and flake off. Is that a concern with chrome plated cups?


I'm using my fathers chromed cups that are 20 years old and look brand new. The life span of the nickel and chrome plating depends on the actual application
of the plating. An old method called the Cyanide Copper Strike is the key factor in longevity and life of the plating. There are not many platers in the US that still
use the Cyanide Strike due to EPA regulations.

Our plater still uses the Cyanide striking application and that is why all my father's chromed cups have lasted as long as they do, thanks to the plater. You can
have your cups plated for as little as 5.00 per cup or up to 70.00 per cup. You get what you pay for.
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On Dec 21, 2018, imgic wrote:
I know Pop Haydn recommends abound for chrome plated linking rings as they chrome will chip and flake off. Is that a concern with chrome plated cups?


I'm using my fathers chromed cups that are 20 years old and look brand new. The life span of the nickel and chrome plating depends on the actual application
of the plating. An old method called the Cyanide Copper Strike is the key factor in longevity and life of the plating. There are not many platers in the US that still
use the Cyanide Strike due to EPA regulations.

Our plater still uses the Cyanide striking application and that is why all my father's chromed cups have lasted as long as they do, thanks to the plater. You can
have your cups plated for as little as 5.00 per cup or up to 70.00 per cup. You get what you pay for.
-MJJ


I did not realize that. Thank you for explaining.
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
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