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Geordi LaForge VISOR ring [message #66200] Tue, 16 April 2013 15:03 UTC Go to next message
avatar roofoo  is currently offline roofoo
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I'm very pleased with how my ring turned out in the silver. Even my mom wants one and she's not a trekkie. Very Happy
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I used a Caswell plug n plate kit to electroplate the "spokes" in gold, for some accents. I think it adds some visual interest and is closer to what the real visor looks like.

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Hope you all like it! Very Happy

EDIT: If you're interested in getting a gold plated one, I'm selling them in my Etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/listing/129697840/star-trek-tng-geordi- laforge-visor-ring

[Updated on: Wed, 17 April 2013 23:20 UTC]


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Re: Geordi LaForge VISOR ring [message #66213 is a reply to message #66200 ] Tue, 16 April 2013 17:07 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar FabMeJewelry  is currently offline FabMeJewelry
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Really love the design, think it's time to beam me up into space ? Shocked


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Re: Geordi LaForge VISOR ring [message #66267 is a reply to message #66200 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 16:29 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Very nice. And after some 4000 views I can't believe someone hasn't already asked you this: Can you explain/show some more about how you did the plating?

Edit: By the way - 4000+ views and posted just one day!! How the heck did that happen? Did you post this elswehere with a link back to it?

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Re: Geordi LaForge VISOR ring [message #66272 is a reply to message #66200 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 16:47 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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I just answered my own question above - LeVar Burton himself re-Tweeted about this ring... Is roofoo really Phil Nolan? Very clever....


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Re: Geordi LaForge VISOR ring [message #66273 is a reply to message #66272 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 16:59 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar roofoo  is currently offline roofoo
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Wow, way cool! No I'm not Phil Nolan, but thanks to him for tweeting about it! I guess I need to get on this twitter bandwagon eventually. Razz

I used this kit for the electroplating.
Basically you connect the negative terminal to the shank of the ring, then the wand connected to the positive is dipped in the solution and then brushed on the areas to be plated. I used a fine tip wand to reach in the small areas.


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Re: Geordi LaForge VISOR ring [message #66281 is a reply to message #66200 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 17:33 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar lensman  is currently offline lensman
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Thanks. Not a bad little kit. I would be a bit afraid of the bottle of solution expring before I'd used it all, but I guess if you saved up enough jobs...


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Re: Geordi LaForge VISOR ring [message #66289 is a reply to message #66200 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 20:40 UTC Go to previous messageGo to next message
avatar Psychobob  is currently offline Psychobob
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Seriously cool sir! Fantastic job. The plating was certainly a nice touch to the ring!


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Re: Geordi LaForge VISOR ring [message #66301 is a reply to message #66289 ] Wed, 17 April 2013 23:22 UTC Go to previous message
avatar roofoo  is currently offline roofoo
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Thanks! Yeah, it was my original plan to insert some brass spokes and solder them in, but then I figured it would be easier to just plate the silver. Razz


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