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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Psycho Deville, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. Psycho Deville
    Joined: Nov 9, 2005
    Posts: 443

    Psycho Deville
    Member
    from RI/MA

    Hey Gang,
    Does anyone know a reputable chromer? One that you would recommend and their shit doesn't discolor or flake off in 6mo.?
    Thanks in advance!!
    J.G
     
  2. GeezersP15
    Joined: Dec 4, 2011
    Posts: 546

    GeezersP15
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    from N.E. PA

  3. Advanced Plating...HRP

    Chrome plated steel..

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    Pot metal.

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  4. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,033

    flatheadpete
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    from Burton, MI

    ems customer service likes this.

  5. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
    Posts: 7,011

    19Fordy
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    flathead pete is correct.
     
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  6. Psycho Deville
    Joined: Nov 9, 2005
    Posts: 443

    Psycho Deville
    Member
    from RI/MA

    Awesome!! Thanks so much guys!!
     
  7. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    Member
    from florida

    Depends on where you live too. Here in Florida, I like Gulf Plating in Lauderdale. Before them I used Action Plating in Opa Locka, and theirs discolored pretty fast, but the stuff from Gulf Plating is very high quality.

    Don
     
  8. Advanced Plating or John Wright.
    I have first-hand experience with Advanced and was *very* pleased with their work- both chrome plating and powder coating.
    That said, you get what you pay for...
     
  9. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,794

    dirty old man
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    Everybody brags on Advanced Plating, but nobody is perfect. Several years ago, I bought my '31 Brookville roadster as an uncompleted project form a friend who lost interest in it. Between the time it sat in his garage between trips towing it to swap meets trying to sell it, and the several years it took for my wore out old ass to finish it , I suspect it's 20 years since Brookville built the body and set it on the Pete & Jake frame built up to a rolling chassis to the customer's specs. And among the specified parts was a Magnum dropped, drilled, and chromed front axle.
    Before I ever got the car on the road, the chrome started peeling, outer layer only, still sorta silvery, copper look where it peeled, near the pass. side spring perch boss.
    Called P&J and talked to them, and they were nice as could be about it, but took a position that since I wasn't the original buyer they couldn't do anything but offer to get Advanced )Plating to re- plate after stripping, at their volume rate discount. And I agree with their position on me not being original buyer. So far I haven't done anything about it but drive it, as I'm not sure if I want to rechrome this axle or go with a dropped tubular axle.
    I,m not complaining, just commenting that nobody's perfect. Spent almost 24 years in an aircraft repair facility for major airline where many parts were plated to build up for remachining to dimension, and once in awhile a part would peel during machininig back to dimension. Then you strip, replate, and machine again.
     
  10. Barsteel
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 726

    Barsteel
    Member
    from Monroe, CT

    http://newenglandchrome.com/

    Located in East Hartford, CT. Talked to one of the owners at the Lake Compounce swap meet. He seemed to know what he was talking about, had some examples of his work, which looked very nice. They'll do a nice quality driver chrome bumper for $550.

    Chris
     
  11. Blue One
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    from Alberta

    Barsteel, your avatar is pretty dumb. :p :D:D
     
  12. Barsteel
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
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    Barsteel
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    from Monroe, CT

    Blue -

    Well, it's better than looking at my ugly mug :D.

    It's how I feel about slushboxes in hotrods....

    Chris
     
  13. john worden
    Joined: Nov 14, 2007
    Posts: 1,658

    john worden
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    from iowa

  14. 41FordVert
    Joined: Sep 1, 2013
    Posts: 89

    41FordVert
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    Advance Plating does great work - TN


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  15. flamedabone
    Joined: Aug 3, 2001
    Posts: 4,873

    flamedabone
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    Chrome plater Josh here on the HAMB did my front end stuff.

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    And everything shiny on my Merc.

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    The companys name is Custom Metal Finishing in Indiana 866 489 4089.

    -Abone.
     
  16. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
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    tubman
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    Looks to me like "Chrome Plater Josh" doesn't do this anymore.
     
  17. mopacltd
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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    mopacltd
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    Is there any in the Phoenix, AZ area?
     
  18. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    Buddy Palumbo
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    We've used these guys as well at our shop (vintage British car restoration) , and have always been very happy with the price, turnaround, and quality.
     
  19. gggholson
    Joined: Dec 9, 2007
    Posts: 142

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    I used Bills Chrone in Jennette, PA. Very pleased and he guarantees his work for life time. Not cheap but excellent work.

    Chrome Plater Josh is no longer with the family business but they are still in business in Hagerstown, IN
     
  20. Blue One
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    Blue One
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    from Alberta

    Well Chris, I have installed a C4 automatic in my 26 RPU. Why ? because there is no room for a clutch. It could probably be done however I also have a bad left hip and driving a standard for any length of time causes a good deal of pain.
    I may need a hip replacement later in life but I'm trying to avoid that.
    So, I love my automatics for good reason.
    On the flip side any drag racer worth his salt knows that an automatic is faster.
    Do you take any of that into account in your opinion on "slushboxes" ? :)
    We all have different things that affect our lives.
     
  21. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    BJR
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    Notice, no one mentioned the "Bumper Boys" HA HA.
     
  22. Barsteel
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
    Posts: 726

    Barsteel
    Member
    from Monroe, CT

    Blue -

    Agreed on all counts.

    I know that anyone racing wants an automatic...you can't miss a shift if the tranny does it for you.

    I'm almost 50, and almost everything hurts, so I get why a lot of guys don't want the 3rd pedal, especially with a bad back or hip.

    But I also think that anything "traditional" should be a stick, but that's just me.

    At the end of the day, you build what you want, drive what's most comfortable.

    Chris
     
  23. Blue One
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    Blue One
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    That's great, because that's what I am doing. I have no illusions that my RPU will be a comfortable ride, but I want it to be fun and as minimally painful as possible :)
    Larry
     
  24. AVater
    Joined: Dec 9, 2008
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    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    I used them too. 3rd generation in the business and you can talk with them.
     
  25. Jay T. Judd
    Joined: Mar 6, 2014
    Posts: 26

    Jay T. Judd
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    I use Polished Treasures in Chesapeake City, Md. They do great work !
     
  26. primed34
    Joined: Feb 3, 2007
    Posts: 1,116

    primed34
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    Dan's Polishing in Adamsville,Tenn. or S&H in Nashville,Tenn.
     
  27. engine138
    Joined: Oct 5, 2007
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    engine138
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    from Commack NY

  28. summersshow
    Joined: Mar 3, 2013
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    summersshow
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    from NC

    Advanced plating is my go to... But I do use bumper boyz on a budget...
     
  29. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 3,094

    dreracecar
    Member
    from so-cal

    Ted Tine motorsports 860-526-2060 Chester CT
    does restorations, ask him, racer and hotrod freindly
    Good resto shops cant afford to have chrome going bad
     

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