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Chrome plating recommendations

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:16 am
by EvilZ
I'm in the process of restoring a Datsun 2000 Roadster for my wife and need to have several parts re chromed. Aside from the front bumper everything is in pretty good shape. The front bumper will need a little work but shouldn't be terrible by any means.

Aside from graves in Florence who else should I get quotes from? It looks like the Nashville area has several places that have decent reviews. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:30 am
by Nemo
Let me get a hold of my Dad. He would know a good place.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:35 am
by Nemo
He said try Leonard's Plating Shop in Nashville.

Dan's Polishing shop in Adamsville TN is good if it's not too far gone.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:48 am
by EvilZ
Thank so man. I'll add them both to the list.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:11 pm
by CMcCarthy
I used Graves Plating in Florence 20 years ago and was happy, but I have no idea what they are like today.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:19 pm
by TT540
Graves is good. They keep booked though. And the quality of your part will play a huge part in it. So having an email of pictures ready to send over will help.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 4:51 pm
by EvilZ
I'm planning on doing that this weekend. I figure I've got at least a year before the car is road worthy but I want to get the ball rolling on stuff that could take several months.

I know graves does great work but I just wanted to see if I had any other semi local options.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:22 pm
by Nemo
Dad said some of their old timers left at Graves so the quality might not be as good.

Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2017 6:36 pm
by TT540
Nemo wrote:Dad said some of their old timers left at Graves so the quality might not be as good.
Or, the price for better.

Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:11 am
by BLWright
We send all ours to Advanced Plating.