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Chroming, Nickel, etc.. OREGON

#26 2007-12-07 7:29am

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THANKS THAT HELPFUL , I'LL CALL THEM TODAY. NOT TO FAR FROM CLEVELAND AT ALL 20MIN!


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#27 2007-12-15 7:29am

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Anyone know of anyplaces on the east coast?  I live in North Carolina, so anyplace in the Mid-Altlantic area would be great


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#28 2007-12-21 4:50pm

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Wow, How many people in here are from Oregon? I had no idea! No wonder you all are always talking about rust!
Born there, rode there, die there.


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#29 2007-12-28 1:56pm

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Anybody know of a good spot in the LA area?

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#30 2008-01-03 7:10pm

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I am searching in North Carolina also... found a small motorcycle outfit but they want my first born child to chrome frame and forks...will keep searching and post if anything turns up. Noone has the East Coast connect??

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#31 2008-01-17 12:29am

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damn,I hate living so far away!there's absolutely nowhere to chrome stuff here!drats,Ill have to take a trip up there one of these days,and bring along all my chrome to be projects!

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#32 2008-01-17 1:45am

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Kev send them here and it will cost less than that. AU$250 F/F and bars stripped, polished, nickel plate then triple chrome. The guy specialises in custom show cars and bikes and knows detail! I'll get Frizbat to post a pic of the DB bars I sold him. The are nuts!

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#33 2008-02-01 7:56pm

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hey gt racer - did you get you 401's back from custom chrome and how do they look? i have non-pinch bolt 400's that are in desperate need of rechroming.

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#34 2008-02-09 8:49pm

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The big chrome plating rip off continues!!

Lets all think about it for one moment, just about everything that needs to be durable but bling looking in and around the home i.e. kitchen/bathroom taps (faucets) towel rails bog role holders, jesus i even got a chrome plated broom handle ffs! ARE ALL CHROMED and are not exspensive, broom handle inc. the head £1.00 ($2.00) now on that handle i would est. that there is around a third of the amount of area needed to chrome a F/F, so why is it not £3.00 ($6.00) to chrome a F/F?

Anyone tell me?

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#35 2008-02-15 7:11am

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Sorry if this sounds like a stupid question, but do they do bars as well? Thanks

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#36 2008-02-15 7:20am

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mid80'sbmxer wrote:

hey gt racer - did you get you 401's back from custom chrome and how do they look? i have non-pinch bolt 400's that are in desperate need of rechroming.

Got them back awhile ago. I guess that before and after pix are in store. I will post some this weekend....My 83 GT cruiser frame and fork are presently at Custom getting re chromed and my handlebars are next.....

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#37 2008-02-19 10:42am

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Just a thought but as a guy who has built several custom Harley Davidson Choppers over the years I can tell you that a good chrome plating company is a hard find. Alot of platers will do your stuff but they are usally focused on industrial work becuse that's what pays thier bills. Alot of platers will charge you high prices for what is called Brown Chrome. It is a cheaper looking chrome. It's fine for industrial applications and such but if you put it next to "Show Chrome" it's not even close. You run into this with alot of cheaper Harley parts. When you hold them up to Factory or good after market chrome parts there is no doubt which looks better. So be careful of the plater who will cut you a great deal because he is probaly going to Brown Chrome your parts and they just wont have that pop next to original chrome ones. I have been lied to by alot of platers who swore they had no idea what I was talking about and that "They triple plate everything ready for the show room" Remeber just like everything else there are diffrent grades of chrome and platers usally try to get your business weather they can "Show Chrome or not" Remeber you get what you pay for. Just a thought.

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#38 2008-02-19 2:46pm

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wolfpack21643 wrote:

Just a thought but as a guy who has built several custom Harley Davidson Choppers over the years I can tell you that a good chrome plating company is a hard find. Alot of platers will do your stuff but they are usally focused on industrial work becuse that's what pays thier bills. Alot of platers will charge you high prices for what is called Brown Chrome. It is a cheaper looking chrome. It's fine for industrial applications and such but if you put it next to "Show Chrome" it's not even close. You run into this with alot of cheaper Harley parts. When you hold them up to Factory or good after market chrome parts there is no doubt which looks better. So be careful of the plater who will cut you a great deal because he is probaly going to Brown Chrome your parts and they just wont have that pop next to original chrome ones. I have been lied to by alot of platers who swore they had no idea what I was talking about and that "They triple plate everything ready for the show room" Remeber just like everything else there are diffrent grades of chrome and platers usally try to get your business weather they can "Show Chrome or not" Remeber you get what you pay for. Just a thought.

How true.

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#39 2008-02-21 1:42pm

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I'm  in Indpls.,IN. anyone local I've got the DG's


DG's Rule

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#40 2008-04-10 4:21am

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I work for lincoln industries the nations bigest chrome plater most places don't buff your stuff after, it is all about how it looks before plating because you cant buff anything out realy but chrome makes the littlest pit look 100x worse. Ask some of these places what they are inspecting your parts too. For the stuff i do for myself at work i tell them if i can see it standing and looking there should be no inperfections but they can get away with pits and belt lines in hard to see places. I just did a run of black chrome with my paintball stuff i think it makes stuff stand out more than chrome but it is so time consuming but the man is right you get what you pay for ask to see other work. triple chrome can still look bad i put my new plated bumper from work next too a buddys and his was realy dull mind you both parts had never been out of the basement

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#41 2008-04-19 10:32pm

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baggedmazda wrote:

I work for lincoln industries the nations bigest chrome plater most places don't buff your stuff after, it is all about how it looks before plating because you cant buff anything out realy but chrome makes the littlest pit look 100x worse. Ask some of these places what they are inspecting your parts too. For the stuff i do for myself at work i tell them if i can see it standing and looking there should be no inperfections but they can get away with pits and belt lines in hard to see places. I just did a run of black chrome with my paintball stuff i think it makes stuff stand out more than chrome but it is so time consuming but the man is right you get what you pay for ask to see other work. triple chrome can still look bad i put my new plated bumper from work next too a buddys and his was realy dull mind you both parts had never been out of the basement

So what about hooking us up with your chrome shop? Will they do bikes. How's the craftmanship? LMK  Thanks

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#42 2008-04-20 7:19am

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bryson77 wrote:

baggedmazda wrote:

I work for lincoln industries the nations bigest chrome plater most places don't buff your stuff after, it is all about how it looks before plating because you cant buff anything out realy but chrome makes the littlest pit look 100x worse. Ask some of these places what they are inspecting your parts too. For the stuff i do for myself at work i tell them if i can see it standing and looking there should be no inperfections but they can get away with pits and belt lines in hard to see places. I just did a run of black chrome with my paintball stuff i think it makes stuff stand out more than chrome but it is so time consuming but the man is right you get what you pay for ask to see other work. triple chrome can still look bad i put my new plated bumper from work next too a buddys and his was realy dull mind you both parts had never been out of the basement

So what about hooking us up with your chrome shop? Will they do bikes. How's the craftmanship? LMK  Thanks

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#43 2008-04-20 7:56pm

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lcfc wrote:

The big chrome plating rip off continues!!

Lets all think about it for one moment, just about everything that needs to be durable but bling looking in and around the home i.e. kitchen/bathroom taps (faucets) towel rails bog role holders, jesus i even got a chrome plated broom handle ffs! ARE ALL CHROMED and are not exspensive, broom handle inc. the head £1.00 ($2.00) now on that handle i would est. that there is around a third of the amount of area needed to chrome a F/F, so why is it not £3.00 ($6.00) to chrome a F/F?

Anyone tell me?

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#44 2008-05-02 7:58pm

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OK for the floridian's ...

http://www.galaxymall.com/commerce/pbchrome/

they did my Profile forks , bars and box cranks ... AMAZING WORK 2 week turn around ... Total was $415 but that included tax .....

I have done chrome on my last 2 motorcycles yes it was cheaper but i have never seen work as nice as they do here , tripple thick chrome simply amazing work !!! A+++++ and the oneluv1979 stamp of approval..


I would be willing to personally take it there and pick it up , if prefered but TAX would be charged if i do since im local .... if you ship it , there is no taxs if out of state ....

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WANTED :   FRED Z Chrome 24" Bars,, DK 1st Gen Clamp,Cyclecraft 24" Frame & forks ,

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#45 2008-05-02 8:26pm

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Good lookin' out Oneluv...


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#46 2008-07-05 8:58am

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Might be time to change the header on this thread!


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#47 2008-09-24 1:28pm

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I used Plating Specialities in Grand Junction CO to have some parts chromed. They do all metal types including aluminum. Chemically strip paint or chrome and triple plate show chrome. Repair dents and dings and will smooth out rough areas. This stuff will blind you in the sun.

I'll post pics and prices tonight when I get home but I seem to remember about $250 for a frame. They don't have "set" prices but evaluate each piece on how much prep work needs to be done. Was about a 6 week process and totally worth it.

http://www.platingspecialties.com/
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday by appointment only
Plating Specialties, LLC
574A 25 Road
Grand Junction, CO 81505
970-242-8706
FAX 970-242-4509


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#48 2009-01-26 10:27am

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Anyone know of a good shop in the NJ area?
I have a MCS Spider that I would like to have rechromed?   big_smile


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#49 2009-05-12 10:53am

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What about MA?  Anyone?


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#50 2010-10-13 10:52am

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Does anyone have other chrome plating experiences? Jm

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