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Re: Chrome through the post?

Postby raj » Tue May 17, 2011 8:23 pm

Try Prestige Platers in Mexbrough, they do a lot of vintage car & motorcycle stuff, both polishing and plating. Prices are reasonable and they will post out no problem. Very slow turnround however, due to volume of work, so be prepared to wait a month or 2!

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Re: Chrome through the post?

Postby 13rebel » Tue May 17, 2011 9:55 pm

Malc, have you tried London and Brighton plating Co. in North St. Portslade. I have used them a few times and found them to be okay, turnaround about 7-10 days. Not sure if they do a postal service though but reasonably local for you. Kevin Button (director) is the chap to speak to on 01273 418122.

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Re: Chrome through the post?

Postby malcymal » Wed May 18, 2011 7:15 am

Thanks Rebel, that's not too far from me either so thanks for this. Malc

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Re: Chrome through the post?

Postby treefrog » Wed May 18, 2011 10:37 pm

Just to add to the list, Ashford Chrome do a postal service... a handle is around £30 + postage. They just need photos pinged to them for an online quote.

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Re: Chrome through the post?

Postby coin-op » Thu May 19, 2011 7:12 am

Does everyone find that chromers copper first? I've used one for some bits which don't copper, but on brass I guess that isn't much of an issue.

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Re-Chrome

Postby papa » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:12 pm

Topic merged - Site Admin

Hi,
I'm from Cardiff and was wondering if any of you know where I could have some done?
Obviously I'm a tight sod, so the cheaper the better :HaHa:

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Re: RE-CHROME

Postby coppinpr » Mon Nov 21, 2011 5:36 pm

Only one I know is in Kent, perhaps too far but they are good, not too expensive, and offer a post it and post it back service. You take photos, tell them the weight and they give you a quote by email. Haven't got the name here but easy to find if you search the net. I'm sure they are in mid Kent.

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Re: RE-CHROME

Postby papa » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:06 pm

Thanks for the info coppinpr !THUMBS! Still rather deal with someone closer to home if poss tho.

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Re: RE-CHROME

Postby treefrog » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:27 pm

I would pop into your local Classic Motorcycle or Car shop and ask them who they use. You will often find there is someone local who handles this work, deals with the preparation, polishing etc. and takes the stuff in batches to a registered plater. I have always understood the preparation work to be where most of the cost is.

Worth getting different quotes though. The Kent one I believe is Ashford Chromers who, as stated, do online quotes based on a picture you send and you can compare with someone local. Worth asking for examples of their work, which is why Classic restorers are a good place to start.

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Re: RE-CHROME

Postby bandito » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:43 pm

What are you having plated? !PUZZLED!


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