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How to Chrome Plate

Four Methods:Use chrome for decorative purposesUse hard chrome for plating big, functional itemsUse a hexavalent chromium plating solutionUse an electroplating systemCommunity Q&A Chrome plating uses electrolysis to bind a thin plate of chromium onto an object, usually an easily corroded metal. Chromium is an element found in nature, but it is not substantial on its own. You will not find things made of chrome alone, however, chrome plating provides a very bright, high-gloss, mirror-like metallic surface to automobile and motorcycle trim, bathroom fixtures, and many household and industrial objects. Resistant…

postheadericon How to Choose Windshield Wiper Blades

How to Choose Windshield Wiper Blades

Three Parts:Deciding on the need to change the bladesChoosing the wiper bladesInstalling the wiper bladesCommunity Q&A If your windshield wiper blades are skipping, streaking, splitting, or squeaking, it might be time for a replacement. But before installing new blades, you have to choose which ones to get. Part 1 Deciding on the need to change the blades 1 Understand why you need to change your wiper blades. The blade of a wiper is made of rubber; thus, it will naturally wear out after several months of wiping off snow, rain,…

postheadericon How to Choose What Car to Lease Intelligently

How to Choose What Car to Lease Intelligently

You want to lease a car, but you want the best value for money – who wouldn’t? This wikihow will show you how to work out what car will give you the most for your money. 1 Find out how much the insurance will be. Most car leasing companies will enforce that you take out full comprehensive insurance. Add this to your calculations. 2 Review the MPG. More miles to the gallon means more money in your pocket. Most new cars are getting better and better with their MPG’s, many…

postheadericon How to Choose Used Tires for a Car

How to Choose Used Tires for a Car

Three Parts:Judging tire qualityBuying a pair or set of tiresBuying a single tireCommunity Q&A If you are considering buying a set of used car tires, there are a few things you should know about tires in general and a few things to consider before you buy. And, if you are looking to buy a single replacement tire, a used tire might actually be your best value per dollar choice or you might opt for a matched pair. To get started sorting the details, move down to Step 1. Part 1…

postheadericon How to Choose the Right Truck Weighing Scale

How to Choose the Right Truck Weighing Scale

Truck scales, also known as weighbridges, are essential weighing machines for entrepreneurs who are in the road cargo transportation business. These devices help to calculate the weight of the load being carried, by weighing a truck before and after it is loaded. When it comes to buying a weighbridge, it is important to choose one that is suited for your industry and your specific needs. An unsuitable scale will not serve your requirements effectively and could even create costly problems for your business! The following are important factors that scale…

postheadericon How to Choose the Right Marine Anode for Your Boat

How to Choose the Right Marine Anode for Your Boat

When it comes to providing protection to your aquatic vessels and boats from the clasp of corrosion that leads to gradual deterioration, nothing serves better than attaching anodes to your boats. Anodes or sacrificial anodes, as the name suggests, protect the stern-drive, propeller shaft and hull of your aquatic vessel by sacrificing themselves to the process of corrosion. These anodes when come in contact with water, release electrons. These are deposited on the surface of the more useful metal and form a protective layer over them providing them cathodic protection…

postheadericon How to Choose the Perfect First Car

How to Choose the Perfect First Car

Getting a driver’s license is an exciting moment in any teen’s life. Even more exciting is your first car! With so many choices, however, it’s hard to know which car is the right car for you. 1 Talk with your parents. Let them know that you’re serious about wanting a car and speak with them about options and finances. Are you going to inherit mom’s old van, or are you going to get a new (or new to you) vehicle? 2 Create a plan. If your parents want you to…

postheadericon How to Choose the Right ATV or Go Kart

How to Choose the Right ATV or Go Kart

Picking the right ATV or Go-Kart can be an important decision for you and your family. Below are factors and tips to consider when choosing an outdoor vehicle. This article has been tagged as a stub. That means it’s off to a good start, but still has room to grow into a more helpful resource. Until the article reaches its full potential, it will be hidden from search results. Can you help it flourish? If you think the article offers complete and accurate instructions, feel free to remove this tag….

postheadericon How to Choose the Right Car for You

How to Choose the Right Car for You

Two Parts:What Are You Looking For in a Car?Other ConsiderationsCommunity Q&A Being presented with a wide array of choices in cars can both be a good and bad thing. Good because you have a lot of options to choose from and bad because of these many options, you may find it overwhelming to choose which car will be appropriate for you. When it comes to choosing a car, there are various things to consider, and some questions to ask yourself. Part 1 What Are You Looking For in a Car?…

postheadericon How to Choose the Right Brake Pads

How to Choose the Right Brake Pads

Two Methods:Choosing the Right Brake Pads and Brake ShoesUnderstanding the MechanicsCommunity Q&A Sooner or later, you will have to decide what level of maintenance your car or truck needs, especially when it comes to parts that wear out regularly. One item that is crucial to your safety are your brakes, and more specifically the brake pads or shoes. The good news is that there are an incredible amount of choices when it comes to brake pads and break shoes, so it should be relatively easy to find ones that suit…