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Cost of chrome platting

Posted by thomas_martin at August 01. 2017

I have lots of good parts that need platting mostly spindle brackets etc small stuff but costly or impossible to replace. Just wondering the cost of this work average prices. And do they have a reliable mail order service as don't seem to be many about (blackpool) area

Re: Cost of chrome platting

Posted by Bob Matthews at August 01. 2017

I have used Ashford Chroming in the past and have found their work to be first class.

 

I see from their site they now do a two way delivery service and free estimates, plus, you can send them images of the parts that need attention.

Re: Cost of chrome platting

Posted by Colin Peterson at August 02. 2017

I got a quote from Ashford Chrome, it seemed a bit steep so I tried a bit of negotiating but got no response. Then I tried Quality Chrome, for whom I saw some pretty good reviews. Quality Chrome quoted a fair bit cheaper, and their final price came in about a third less than Ashford Chrome's: like Ashford Chrome, Quality Chrome had quoted from my photos, but found less work to do than expected so dropped the price by £100! Remarkable. The work looks beautiful, although it's only been back on the bike a few days so I don't yet know how it'll bear up.

Quality Chrome are in Hull, www.qualitychrome.co.uk, although I see they're on holiday until mid-August. Turn-around was a couple of months, I don't know how that compares. HTH

Re: Cost of chrome platting

Posted by jonathan_newton at August 03. 2017

Previously thomas_martin wrote:

I have lots of good parts that need platting mostly spindle brackets etc small stuff but costly or impossible to replace. Just wondering the cost of this work average prices. And do they have a reliable mail order service as don't seem to be many about (blackpool) area

Prepare as much as you can as the cost comes from the labor to fettle the stuff.    I use Derby plating  (01332 382408) who do very nice work; not  considered cheap, but bundle up a few parts cleaned fettled to your standard ( de burred de-seamed, chamfered etc.) and they do a lump price.  

I always wire a  washer to mine with a number and a list to go with it so there is no confusion.  I would love a dip around the bottom of their tanks!!!!

Jon

Re: Cost of chrome platting

Posted by thomas_martin at August 03. 2017

Previously jonathan_newton wrote:

Previously thomas_martin wrote:

I have lots of good parts that need platting mostly spindle brackets etc small stuff but costly or impossible to replace. Just wondering the cost of this work average prices. And do they have a reliable mail order service as don't seem to be many about (blackpool) area

Prepare as much as you can as the cost comes from the labor to fettle the stuff.    I use Derby plating  (01332 382408) who do very nice work; not  considered cheap, but bundle up a few parts cleaned fettled to your standard ( de burred de-seamed, chamfered etc.) and they do a lump price.

I always wire a  washer to mine with a number and a list to go with it so there is no confusion.  I would love a dip around the bottom of their tanks!!!!

Jon

cheers getting a few names in my book now.

Re: Cost of chrome platting

Posted by robert_dixon at August 04. 2017

I use a chap Aaron Walkinshaw 07729361502 he has Chrome plated and nickel plated for me 100% and a lot cheaper than big names. He is defo worth a call. Very good turn around time.

Re: Cost of chrome platting

Posted by thomas_martin at August 05. 2017

Previously robert_dixon wrote:

I use a chap Aaron Walkinshaw 07729361502 he has Chrome plated and nickel plated for me 100% and a lot cheaper than big names. He is defo worth a call. Very good turn around time.

thanks put in in my book Tom martin

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