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donsrods 05-21-2020 12:29 AM

Chrome shop suggestions.
 
In the past, I have used a chrome plating shop on the east coast of Florida, but the owner was killed (I think) in a motorcycle accident and they went out of business. I used Advance Plating one time, they did great work, but they are EXPENSIVE ( and very slow) !!

I have two windshield posts for my 29 that I want to have chromed. Do any of you have any shops that you have used that you might recommend ? I can UPS them to any shop any where.

Thanks ! :)

Old Iron 05-21-2020 08:00 AM

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Highline Plating in Cuba Missouri
I've used then several times and was not disappointing

800-596-5473

Sorry I can't find a good pic of the after plate.
First pic is when I bought the hood ornament second is after the plated it. Pics don't even come close to how good it looks after the plating.

http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...1&d=1590066919
http://ratrodsrule.com/forum/attachm...1&d=1590066919

donsrods 05-21-2020 11:03 AM

Looks good, how were their prices ? I am not looking for cheap, just reasonable. Advance does great work, but I would have to sell everything I own to get these windshield posts done ! :D

I'll give them a call. Thanks.

donsrods 05-21-2020 11:50 AM

I just called them and they are very nice people. Clifford said approx. $ 165. each, which is a little more than I hoped for, but I know chrome isn't cheap. So, until this coronavirus is gone and I go back to work, I might just spray paint them a satin silver color and at least get the car on the road, and then I can have them plated when I am working again.

That price was not bad, but with shipping and all I will be in at over $400 for the pair, and I can use that money right now for other things, LIKE FOOD ! :D:D Right now I am watching every penny I spend because this thing could drag on for years.

But once I get back to work I will definitely use these guys, thanks for the recommendation.

earthman 05-21-2020 05:33 PM

This is silvering like on mirrors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6kypid0XG0

donsrods 05-21-2020 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by earthman (Post 532491)
This is silvering like on mirrors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6kypid0XG0

That is really a cool process, I have seen that done on TV. The only problem I would have is that your substrate has to be flawlessly smooth, and mine will need some copper plating and buffing to make it smoother.


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