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Are there any chrome shops in the Seattle or Bellingham Washington area

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mrhotwheels, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. mrhotwheels
    Joined: Jan 26, 2010
    Posts: 25


    I haven't been able to find any chrome shops in my area and am hoping to see if ya'll know of any around that are reasonable in price. I am not looking for show quality chrome, just a good job that won't flake away after a year.:D
  2. narlee
    Joined: Dec 7, 2009
    Posts: 240


    Haven't had any chrome work in a while. Art Brass had a good reputation but I think they are spendy. I think it's all pretty spendy anymore.
  3. brigrat
    Joined: Nov 9, 2007
    Posts: 5,496

    from Wa.St.

    Queen City Plating in Mukilteo spendy but the best
    EFS? in Port Orchard, ma & pa shop, very nice quality and fair prices
  4. rustdodger
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 276


    I'm not sure if things have changed but years ago it was said to be much cheaper to have plating done in the lower mainland BC.

  5. You could try Specialty Plating in Mt Vernon. (360) 336-2355.

    You'll want to talk to Forrest. He moved his plating business from Whidbey a few years ago...

    They've got both of my bumpers in for plating right now...
  6. VenturaMotors
    Joined: May 28, 2006
    Posts: 77


    EFS plating does great work.Nice people and great quality.
  7. forty1
    Joined: Jul 7, 2006
    Posts: 355


    Like he said,,
    EFS Plating Co. 8320-A Barney White Rd. SW., Port Orchard , Wa 360-674-3825,
    Good people, great work,
  8. elvi411
    Joined: May 29, 2008
    Posts: 131


    Big d's custom crome send it to mexico! 1/4 the price
  9. retiredfireguy
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
    Posts: 240


    Try Lynnwood Plating. They're north of Seattle. Haven't had any contact with them in years, but back when I worked in a body shop, they did all our bumpers, and did a good job.
  10. 53PlymCran
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
    Posts: 57


    If your looking to get smaller parts done, trim and what-not (instead of bumpers and grills) you could also look into taking the pieces to a gun refinisher. They're used to working on small parts and doing detailed work.
  11. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
    Posts: 5,207

    from Sultan, WA

    I'm gunna kick this back up and ask how everything worked out, i'm looking at getting some polish and mabey the start of my chromed stuff for my model t done in the near future
  12. Superior Plating in Cloverdale (Surrey) B.C. 15 minutes north of the truck border crossing in Blaine, Wa.
  13. Shag - Specialty Plating did a nice job on my chrome stuff, they just take a long time.
  14. Boeing Bomber
    Joined: Aug 5, 2010
    Posts: 1,079

    Boeing Bomber

    What he said. back when cars had chrome bumpers they were the best. I talked to the daughter of the owner recently, and they're still up and running. they specialize in restoration work also.
  15. heyitsnate
    Joined: Apr 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,743


    Ok. Ive been to EFS twice. It looked amazing but they literally used a ton of much i couldnt get my throttle on a motorcycle handlebar, and they polished the inside of a bearing race on a spool hub.i had to remachine the whole hub for bigger OD bearings.the time problems.
    The last two times i used don at american plating in centralia.he was honest fast and very reasonable price wise. He has a location in seattle too. Using them again soon.
  16. caseyrod
    Joined: Feb 9, 2008
    Posts: 138


    chrome plating its becoming expensive&hard to would be nice to have a list off reputable shops in the US permanently post it in this site for the benefit of all of us.
  17. pappawheelie
    Joined: Nov 6, 2012
    Posts: 1

    from everett

    Lynnwood plating hasn't been around for years. Art Brass' Quality has slipped alot, but the prices remain. I know nothing about EFS. Specialty plating always does a nice job, but hes a one man show, so patience is key. His prices are fair. Queen city does beautiful work, but be prparedfor the price, it reflects the quality. The Mexi chromers do a great job, if youre going to sell the car or aren't asking for detail work. You get what you pay for!.

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