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Old 05-21-2020, 12:29 AM
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Default Chrome shop suggestions.

In the past, I have used a chrome plating shop on the east coast of Florida, but the owner was killed (I think) in a motorcycle accident and they went out of business. I used Advance Plating one time, they did great work, but they are EXPENSIVE ( and very slow) !!

I have two windshield posts for my 29 that I want to have chromed. Do any of you have any shops that you have used that you might recommend ? I can UPS them to any shop any where.

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Old 05-21-2020, 08:00 AM
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Highline Plating in Cuba Missouri
I've used then several times and was not disappointing

800-596-5473

Sorry I can't find a good pic of the after plate.
First pic is when I bought the hood ornament second is after the plated it. Pics don't even come close to how good it looks after the plating.


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Old 05-21-2020, 11:03 AM
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Looks good, how were their prices ? I am not looking for cheap, just reasonable. Advance does great work, but I would have to sell everything I own to get these windshield posts done !

I'll give them a call. Thanks.
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Old 05-21-2020, 11:50 AM
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I just called them and they are very nice people. Clifford said approx. $ 165. each, which is a little more than I hoped for, but I know chrome isn't cheap. So, until this coronavirus is gone and I go back to work, I might just spray paint them a satin silver color and at least get the car on the road, and then I can have them plated when I am working again.

That price was not bad, but with shipping and all I will be in at over $400 for the pair, and I can use that money right now for other things, LIKE FOOD ! Right now I am watching every penny I spend because this thing could drag on for years.

But once I get back to work I will definitely use these guys, thanks for the recommendation.
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Old 05-21-2020, 05:33 PM
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This is silvering like on mirrors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6kypid0XG0
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This is silvering like on mirrors

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6kypid0XG0
That is really a cool process, I have seen that done on TV. The only problem I would have is that your substrate has to be flawlessly smooth, and mine will need some copper plating and buffing to make it smoother.
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