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Technical Reccomendations for chroming in Los Angeles area

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 54plymouthchop, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. 54plymouthchop
    Joined: Sep 14, 2012
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    54plymouthchop
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    from Glendale

    I need to chrome my bumpers and misc. other trim. Can someone recommend someone good and cheap in LA?
     
  2. Always difficult to find good. And then add cheap to the mix!
    ;~)
    Hope some good sources show up
     
  3. 54plymouthchop
    Joined: Sep 14, 2012
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    from Glendale

    good and cheap. I knew I was reaching.
    I found a bunch of guys online but would rather get a referral.
     
  4. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
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    When I was living down there I used Verne's in Gardena, not real cheap but they can sure revive a used up bumper when they have to. Also Supreme plating in Inglewood, they used to do all the plating on my Harleys. Haven't been there in years but some of the guys who hung out at the Ruby's cruise said they are still in business and very reasonable.
     
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  5. 1954Bill
    Joined: Feb 26, 2009
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    from Long Beach

    Verne's is not cheap but does great work!
     
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  7. cabong
    Joined: Nov 29, 2005
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    Artistic silver plating is great but costly. Ogden chrome just did a bunch of stuff for my radical 50 Chevy. All custom stuff. All perfect. One more time.. perfect.. price seemed high until I saw the product. Check out gene Winfield custom found...

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  8. flynstone
    Joined: Aug 14, 2005
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    do some research on bumper boyz, pages of bad reviews.......just sayin
     
  9. 1951hudson
    Joined: Sep 22, 2014
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    There is a place I just used in upland California called xmetalchrome. I found them on the web. They had the best price around, and the stuff I had fine looks great.


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  10. hoplias
    Joined: Nov 5, 2007
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    from California

    I always used Van Nuys chroming and had good results .
     
  11. last year shoebox
    Joined: Mar 30, 2013
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    x2 had all my chrome done by these folks,within a year started to pit
     
  12. what ever happened to Superior on East End in Pomona, they were good in the late 80s?
     
  13. Custompainter99
    Joined: Jan 7, 2012
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    from San Jose

    Anaheim plating....good dude
     
  14. notrod13
    Joined: Dec 13, 2005
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    from long beach

    If you don't mind polishing later I got a guy off the 91 and paramount. He chromes to fit your budget. He was saying 150 bumper flash chrome or a bath and polish in copper for 250 total. It don't flake off either


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  15. unkledaddy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2006
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    My bad, I thought the title read;
    Recommendations for chroming the Los Angeles area
     
  16. HaHa go for bumper boyz, you will get what you are asking for and then some! don't just walk away from them run as fast as you can!
     
  17. chevyhound
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
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    from usa

    Stretching the topic a bit, where is the closest "out of state" facility to SoCal that does chrome plating the hazardous way? CA forbids the use of certain chemicals used in the plating process. I am willing to travel a bit for good work.



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  18. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    I was surprised at the above quote regarding Artistic Silver Plating. Verne's definitely does nice work, but when I brought him some parts for my '56 he quoted $2000. Artistic did the exact same job for around $600, and I was satisfied with the quality. Admittedly these were badly pitted pot metal parts, and Bob probably didn't want the job, but still...

    That said, I don't believe that there is another shop in California that compares with Sherm's in Sacramento, but they are definitely the top end in price.
     
  19. marvbarrish
    Joined: Dec 23, 2007
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    from SoCal

    I've had good results from Faith Plating in LA
     
  20. fordpatina
    Joined: May 12, 2012
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    superior plating in pomona still active difrent place under new ownership
     
  21. philly the greek
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
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    philly the greek
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    from so . cal.

    I'd rattle can it silver before going to Verne's . They tried everything that they could to ruin my Duval windshield .
     

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