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Projects good chromer needed and who stay away from

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Materguru, Jul 23, 2019.

  1. Materguru
    Joined: May 22, 2017
    Posts: 83


    I am somewhat restoring a 32 Cabriolet and although I am leaving as much originality as possible, I need to save some of the chromed parts. Some for better functioning and some just to stop the cancer. Either way, I have never really used Chromiers?...sp. I know no one wants to call out the ones to stay away from so if willing to just PM me. Otherwise, all advise pertinent to the question would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
  2. $um Fun
    Joined: Dec 13, 2008
    Posts: 526

    $um Fun
    from Nor Cal

    I am interested in knowing.
  3. Materguru
    Joined: May 22, 2017
    Posts: 83


    what does that mean?
  4. Advanced Plating is the only one I have ever used. Not cheap, but beautiful results. They had a fire at their shop a while back but I believe they have been back up and in production for a few months now.

  5. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,533


    Avoid Bumper Boyz, and anyone else who uses Z for S The Boyz have a loooong history of ripping people off. Good chrome and good chrome prep does not come cheap.
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  6. KJSR
    Joined: Mar 7, 2008
    Posts: 2,299

    from Utah
    1. Utah HAMBers

  7. Materguru
    Joined: May 22, 2017
    Posts: 83


    thanks for Belair for heads up... this advance plating..will they do some fill in? I have some major pitting on the window frame that instead of just chroming I would like to fill in to original since Im going through the trouble. Much appreciation for recognizing my query.
  8. rockable
    Joined: Dec 21, 2009
    Posts: 3,021


    These guys have done excellent work for me. Not to be confused with Advanced Plating. Ask for Chris, the owner. They do unbelievable pot metal restoration. I think the pricing is very fair for the quality you get.
  9. Vics stuff
    Joined: May 24, 2014
    Posts: 311

    Vics stuff

    I have been using Custom Chrome out of Akron Ohio. These guys like the best , are not cheap but are well worth the money when a part has only one time at the chrome shop to get it correct.
    Will not deal with anyone else.
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  10. You might have better luck if you put your general location in your profile.

    Charlie Stephens
  11. WiredSpider
    Joined: Dec 29, 2012
    Posts: 721


    Obviously your experience with Ogden chrome was different than mine.
    I would NEVER use the lying bastards again
  12. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 2,047

    Dave Mc

    Saltlake Chrome is another good one in Utah , I have a 53 Cadillac they replated the front bumper , real nice work . I have also heard negative reviews about Ogden Chrome
  13. slim38
    Joined: Dec 27, 2015
    Posts: 389

    from Sudan TX
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Sorry to hijack thread but I'm curious. I know condition and other things can change price but what's rough estimate to chrome a windshield frame that doesn't need much work. Are we talking 200 or 300 or 4 or 5?
  14. I’ve had good luck with R&D Finishing in Elizabethton, TN. Check their website. They did a roll bar and several small pieces for me. It was well done and has held up well.
  15. uncleandy 65
    Joined: Jan 14, 2013
    Posts: 3,163

    uncleandy 65

    Just say no to Bumper Boyz
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  16. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
    Posts: 521


    You did not mention where you are located.....
    I have been using “The Chrome Shop” in Menasha Wisconsin for many years, always perfect results on even the most delicate pieces. As in any quality service the price is not cheap but the results are worth the cost difference. I have recommended this shop to quite a few others and have never heard a bad report.
  17. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,732


    If you are talking about the windshield frame..DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY DOING THE ORGINAL! The folded method of manufacturing makes it impossible to rinse and neutralize the chemicals that seep into the center of the folds. It will rust out in short order. It is 87 years old and has years of deteriorating already. New ones are available.
  18. Joliet Jake
    Joined: Dec 6, 2007
    Posts: 493

    Joliet Jake
    from Jax, FL

    Make sure whomever you choose does copper, nickel, chrome for their process. JMO based on my experience with having stuff chromed.
  19. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,882

    Bandit Billy

    I don't like chrome, too blingy, not traditional
  20. Huh?
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  21. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,264

    Atwater Mike

    Sure looks better than 'patina', and rust...Gimme the chrome! No wammies...
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  22. I had some bumpers done there for my 64 Skylark, they layered up copper and polished between copper layers till all the pits were gone. looked amazing.
  23. I can feel the sarcasm clear to Wisconsin...
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  24. verno30
    Joined: Aug 25, 2008
    Posts: 1,044


    AIH in Dubuque, IA does some of the nicest chrome I have ever seen.

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