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Chrome platers

Postby petef » Tue May 19, 2015 4:32 pm

Hi Guys,

I am needing a few parts chrome plated & am looking for some recommendations of platers in the UK. I have been using one in Cumbernauld, near Glasgow but he charged me £50 for five little parts. Thought it was a bit excessive, so wondering of anyone knows a of a company that does a good quality job at a reasonable cost?

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Re: Chrome platers

Postby minetymenace » Wed May 20, 2015 7:47 am

Hi Pete, not a Tech question so will probably move it, what do you reckon? Parts wanted (ie shiny surface) or Suppliers....the latter I think
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Re: Chrome platers

Postby Padleigh » Wed May 20, 2015 8:17 am

Pete
Chrome plating at bargain prices just doesn`t exist. I don`t know what you had done re the five small parts but that sounds like a fair price. Its not just the chroming you have to pay for but the prep and polishing too and if it`s a quality plater there will be copper and nickel plating too.
My local plater, Derby Plating, have a minimum charge of £30 and that was three years ago so could be higher now and then you were charged by weight. Most of my stuff is done by Bob Cooper as I can take it to his home at the weekend and if I`m not in a hurry it keeps the price down.
I`ve also used Castle Chroming at Dudley who advertise in OBM, suffice to say I wouldn`t use them again.
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Re: Chrome platers

Postby youngjohn » Wed May 20, 2015 10:32 am

£50 sounds about right to me.
Quality Chrome in Hull are very good, but they're not cheap.

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Re: Chrome platers

Postby petef » Wed May 20, 2015 6:35 pm

Hi Guys,

Thanks for the replies. Sounds like my guy is no more expensive than the rest. At least his quality is good. Just have to swallow the cost I suppose!

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Re: Chrome platers

Postby Grayham » Wed May 20, 2015 8:10 pm

On a similar theme, I'm still looking at prices and parts for the bikes I'm planning on building, as mentioned on another thread.
Can anyone give me rough guide to the cost of getting the Victor GP and Cheney frames rechromed?
Any recommendations for platers near Worcestershire?
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Re: Chrome platers

Postby B44R » Thu May 21, 2015 8:31 am

Graham

l would think the frames were nickel plated rather than chrome, a mate has recently had a Mk2 Seeley and a Harris frame for a T160 plated. They were both new so no heavy polishing required, I cant remember the exact price but I think it was over £450 per frame.

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Re: Chrome platers

Postby Grayham » Thu May 21, 2015 7:16 pm

OK thanks, I did wonder if they were nickel. The Cheney is a bit dull,like nickel, but the Victor seems quite shiny, more like chrome.
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