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Chrome Plating?
Posted by: smithleej ()
Date: November 20, 2020 05:24AM

Does anyone know if there is a chrome plating company in or near the Washington DC area? Thanks.

Lee Smith
Purcellville, VA
1962 Rampside

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Re: Chrome Plating?
Posted by: Phil Dally ()
Date: November 20, 2020 05:52AM

I don't know anything about the DC area.

I do know CA Corvairs has lots of chrome.

So maybe Jeff has your part already done.


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Re: Chrome Plating?
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: November 20, 2020 07:04AM

In a previous life, I used to perform audits of many plating companies around the Midwest (chrome, nickel, zinc, etc).

In my current job - we have a significant industrial chrome operation (but not for the public) that I am fairly involved with.

I would advise anyone looking to have chrome plating done to visit the chrome shop in person, and see their process. Understand what you are asking for before you go in -do you want copper and nickel base later (expensive, beautiful), or just chrome over the steel (ok, will rust like cheap chrome wheels).

Just my thoughts.

Eric P.
DeWitt, IA

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Re: Chrome Plating?
Posted by: Frank DuVal ()
Date: November 20, 2020 08:43PM

Not that I am aware of.

And we lost Hanlon plating last fall, he wanted to retire. That was in Richmond, VA and I had lots of Corvair stuff plated over the years there.

Wayne's Auto parts and Chroming is down the street from me. He takes in parts and sends them out to other shops. I have seen some small auto parts done through him, they looked good. Might be better to send them to the chrome plater directly.

Edited to add: Who left their bumpers at Hanlon? confused smiley They are on the floor in this article about repurposing the building:

Frank DuVal

Fredericksburg, VA

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Re: Chrome Plating?
Posted by: putput ()
Date: November 21, 2020 06:25PM

there is one in nj. metal masters in frenchtown nj.908-996-2555

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