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I just found a piece of chromed metal that will be perfect for my nefarious plans (heh heh heh...where's that Boris smiley when you need it).

I'm wondering if there's anything special I should know about cutting up chrome --obviously, I want to retain the chrome finish.

How thick does chrome plating usually go on? Basically, will I be able to sand the piece (especially the cut edges) and keep the mirror surface?

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is it just chrome plated?

Best way to cut it if you don't want to damage the chrome finish is with water jet. Saws will probably chip it, and abrasive wheels will heat it and discolor it most likely, but then, I don't know what type of metal it is, how thick, what type of chrome it is etc. There are a lot of variables in this :D

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