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Chrome Plating

Postby Promod117 » Sun Feb 19, 2023 1:58 pm

Looking for a reasonable, trustworthy firm to replate my 56 KHK rims and a couple other parts.

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Re: Chrome Plating

Postby dlark » Mon Feb 20, 2023 8:36 am

I've used Quality Plating in Sterling, Il. about a half dozen times.
They've got some parts for me right now.

https://qualitychromeplating.com/
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Re: Chrome Plating

Postby JohnF » Mon Feb 20, 2023 9:06 am

I used Advance Plating in Portland TN. Great job in reconditioning several items including two original Harley KH rims that were moderately rusted. Trumpet horn, headlamp, headlamp ring, front nescelle were dented and warped, tail lamp cover was pitted a little as were the shock caps. Everything came out beautifully. I was very impressed. Owner was nice to chat with and has his own Bonneville Salt Flat cars on display. Not necessarily cheap, but the craftsmanship is outstanding. I used a local Harley dealer to mount new tires, several folks in service group commented on the chrome on the rims. The Parts Manager even commented on how they looked better than OEM rims. Oh, and when the items were shipped back to me they were very carefully wrapped, cushioned and well protected to avoid any shipping damages. I did drop the parts off myself to get a feel for the facility. Nice new modern special built facility.
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Re: Chrome Plating

Postby panic » Mon Feb 20, 2023 2:08 pm

Why do I even bother
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Re: Chrome Plating

Postby Promod117 » Mon Feb 20, 2023 3:03 pm

panic wrote:When I was a parts monkey at Harley-Davidson of New York (Northern Blvd. & Steinway St., Astoria) I UPS'd parts to Brown's ($$$) for chrome. In many cases, a new chrome part was cheaper than re-chroming the old.
I made a list of contents (part number, quantity, which bike) and enclosed it in an envelope with a SASE, so they confirm what I shipped. I never got the return, but very few mistakes.
If possible, photo the parts laid out before boxing, and e-mail and print it out (so it doesn't get deleted).
Trust but verify.


Brown's has been closed for years. We used them almost exclusively back in the mid 70s through 90s.
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Re: Chrome Plating

Postby Tim The Grim » Mon Feb 20, 2023 5:28 pm

If you decide to ship, we have…

http://www.electroplatingelpaso.com/

Been in business for a long time in the same place. Great reputation in the low rider community.
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Re: Chrome Plating

Postby Promod117 » Tue Feb 21, 2023 5:41 pm

Tim The Grim wrote:If you decide to ship, we have…

http://www.electroplatingelpaso.com/

Been in business for a long time in the same place. Great reputation in the low rider community.


Apparently, they no longer do wheels/rims.
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