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Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:08 pm
by Roger
Can anyone recommend vendors for (1) chrome plating and (2) powder coating, preferably in the US? I could ship my pieces to the UK but would rather avoid the extra time and cost if possible.

Thanks!

Re: Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2010 7:12 pm
by Richard Hunt
Roger

If you update your profile with your location in the US I am sure someone on your side of the pond will provide you with some addresses local to you

Rich

Re: Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:25 am
by Roger
Richard Hunt wrote:update your profile


Thanks Rich. I updated my profile. BTW I am in Raleigh NC. Anywhere within driving distance would be great, but I'd especially like a vendor who has experience with motorcycle parts.

Re: Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:10 pm
by Roger
C'mon guys, can anyone help me with a recommendation for a chrome plater here in the US (or even Canada). Pleeeeeease!?

Re: Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:36 pm
by 2manyrides
Roger I have no knowledge of east coast shops, but an observation.
St my work there were several occasions where we created the parts and had them plated. There were at least 3 different platers we used during that period. Just look in your phone book for local shops. I don't see a need to ship parts out, find some one local.
I had some nuts and bolts for the BSA plated by the same platers back in the day. I wasn't too happy with some of the results as you needed to be very carful when you put a wrench to them.
Appearantly there's a "hard chrome" which you do want to go for.
Most all of these shops plate everything from industrial applications to lamp parts. Including large items like classic car grills and bumpers.
Look local...
ask questions...

And get those old handlebars looking new again.

Re: Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 5:38 am
by johnmead
For chrome plating the best I have found, except for some old platers that have closed shop is Chrome Masters 826 3rd Ave. North Nashville, Tn. 37201 Talk to Lisa or Daryl.

John Mead

Re: Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Posted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 3:43 pm
by Roger
Thanks for the help! I heard that the only shop in town was crap so figured I needed to search further afield.

Re: Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:19 pm
by Ed V
We have had good luck with Adams plating, the quality is good, their turn around time is fair as is their pricing





Adams Plating CoAdams Plating

521 N Rosemary St
Lansing, MI 48917-2994
(517) 321-8239

Re: Chrome plating, powder coating in US

Posted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 5:06 pm
by Roger
Great! Thanks for the tips. You guys rock! :thumb