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1931 AE Independence #394602
09/03/17 07:18 PM
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Westhampton NY
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The former owner of my car painted all the door handles, escutcheons, and window cranks. Can anyone recommend a plating shop to rechrome them, or is it more economical to buy reproductions?

Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: Flyined] #394604
09/03/17 07:21 PM
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I've used Electro-Plating of El Paso for years. They do a great job and are very reasonable.


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Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: Flyined] #394606
09/03/17 08:11 PM
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The interior hardware was nickel not chrome.

Did you try to remove the paint to see what condition the handles are underneath the paint?

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Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: Junkyard Dog] #394607
09/03/17 09:19 PM
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Electro-Plating does Nickel also.


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Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: Jonjet] #394610
09/03/17 10:49 PM
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Yep, most plating shops do nickel plating as well and when doing chrome a quality shop will do triple plating.....copper, nickel and then chrome.

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Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: Flyined] #397406
10/29/17 11:08 PM
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Malone,NY
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There is a chrome shop north of the border in Quebec not far from me here. I can get their address and phone number if you're interested. Wasn't sure if you wanted to get involved with customs or not. They are very good and highly recommended. In fact they do chrome for S&S motorcycle engines.


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Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: TerryWatson] #397439
10/30/17 01:00 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
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Originally Posted By: TerryWatson
There is a chrome shop north of the border in Quebec not far from me here. I can get their address and phone number if you're interested. Wasn't sure if you wanted to get involved with customs or not. They are very good and highly recommended. In fact they do chrome for S&S motorcycle engines.

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Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: cabboy] #397559
11/01/17 01:24 AM
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Most plating shops are going to get at least $75 a handle. Repros from the FS are a lot less than plating the originals.

Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: Chistech] #397565
11/01/17 11:52 AM
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The advantage of repros is they won't break. The problem is the finish is incorrect. the Interior handles and escutchoens should be nickel finished and not shiny nickel but dull which is called a "butler" finish. Chrome is incorrect for a true restoration and the repros are stainless which should also be nickel plated to be true to original. Of course this all depends on what the owner really wants for their car.

Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: cabboy] #397569
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That they don't break is important. The handles for my 32 were replated in Canada (Quebec) but the integrity of the splines was damaged most likely when the old plating was stripped. They look great but are totally useless except for decoration as all the splines stripped on the first use. If replating be sure the shop doing the work knows how to do the job properly.


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Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: Flyined] #397707
11/04/17 08:25 PM
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Malone,NY
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Here is the chrome plating shop in Ormstown Quebec that I referred to in an earlier post. I personally can't refer them but I have been led to believe that they are exceptional in their workmanship. Good Luck




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1620-201 Rte Ormstown, QC, J0S 1K0
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Last edited by TerryWatson; 11/04/17 08:26 PM.

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Re: 1931 AE Independence [Re: Flyined] #403254
02/09/18 12:13 AM
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Librandi's in Middletown, PA

Chrome and Nickel among others

They do Chrome and Nickel plating for a lot of AACA winners and are located approximately 10 miles from Hershey PA.

They have Chrome and Nickel plated numerous parts for me.

http://www.carchrome.com

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