I'm looking to cut a piece of metal in the shape of a pickguard, then have it professionally chromed.
- What kind of metal material should I use? Can I get it at a hardware store or it is specialty metal? I will need to drill several small holes, I'm assuming this should be done before chrome plating?
- Is there a minimum thickness that I need in order to hold the chrome plating? Pick guards are usually around 1/10 inch thick, but there's no reason why I couldn't go a little thicker.
- What should I expect to pay for the chrome process? The item itself would only be less than 1x1 feet.
- Are there any other things I should be aware of before I start this project?
Thanks for any insight!