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psychicsurveyor

Chrome Plating

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Does anyone a good chrome plating service or if the mirror in the photo is suitable for polishing.

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Chrome platting has become an expensive exercise these days and that is assuming you can locate a platting company.

Regards

Alan 

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4 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

Yes but they are up in Pontefract

Griff

Thanks Griff,

Do they take English pounds,  :default_biggrin:

Have you got a name or web address,  fortunately it is small enough to post.

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Sorry no, but I know a man who will, I'll ask him when I see him which should be Friday, now only need to remember

Edit - I have emailed him asking for details

Griff

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The same company does powder coating, I hope to be using them at the end of the year as I have volunteered to take the wheel off MTB102, get it cleaned up then powder coated and back to them - I like to help her out as and when I can do

Griff

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It wants polishing up first, if you chrome plate a turd you get a shiny turd but you won't see your face in it (unless it looks like mine in which case it will be fairly similar).

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I have used Ashford Chroming in Chesham, Buckinghamshire. They are very good.

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ashfordchroming.com

 

     tel;  01233 660879

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is that the same ashford, the telephone code is ashford in Kent, I see that links to a chroming site near pluckley, which should be within easy travel distance for Mark

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yes, thats the one,  

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A good plater should be able to repolish it for you, and they'll do a better job than you can as they have the correct buffing wheels and compounds,. When we had the wing mirrors done the arms were in pretty good nick, but the back of the mirrors themselves which were much thinner were quite badly pitted. I was amazed at the job they did, and it took them about two minutes. 

They should also replate with new compounds which are much stronger than the original finish. They were even able to repair the rear bumper which had a hole in it and once ground back, polished a plated the repair virtually invisible. Expensive, yes, IIRC the bumper alone cost over £300, but cheaper by far than a new one at £1500

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4 hours ago, grendel said:

is that the same ashford, the telephone code is ashford in Kent, I see that links to a chroming site near pluckley, which should be within easy travel distance for Mark

I think it is the same, I used Chesham Plating, but they closed their plant and would send it away. The paperwork was Ashford. They used to do a lot of car bits for restorers.

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I am waiting for a quote from Ashford,  my unease was stirred by a lot of poor reviews , hence looking further afield.

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38 minutes ago, psychicsurveyor said:

I am waiting for a quote from Ashford,  my unease was stirred by a lot of poor reviews , hence looking further afield.

I am going back, The last thing you want is a bad chrome job, bad chroming looks terrible.

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Herewith from one of my mates that has lots of chrome plating and the like carried out on many motorbike restoration jobs. Said mate is also one of the Lads Week crew, I have known him for an age so his comments can be trusted:-

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Hi Griff,  I use Prestige plating at Mexborough.

 

 

 

Address: Unit 6, Cliff Street Industrial Estate, Mexborough S64 9HU

Phone: 01709 577004

Beware they are not fast, currently have a up to 6 month return time! but they are the best.

 

 

 

Alternatively I have used Bob Cooper at Coventry (cheaper and he does exhaust cleaning etc)

again not very fast (although he will say he is.....he aint)

Phone 01785-212878 or 02476-364004

Yours, Linden

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Hope that helps,

Griff

 

 

 

 

 

 

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