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AP Showchrome Services
Triple Chrome Plating
If you are interested in chrome plating, the first step is to think about how you want to restore your car parts, bumpers, or wheels. There are multiple, if not many, ways to do this, even when dealing with similar, or the same car parts.
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Although we make it look easy, there are many steps to create "show-stopping" chrome.
Steps of Triple Chrome Plating
1. RECEIVING & INSPECTION
All car parts and metals are different. Metals can deteriorate and corrode overtime, making restoration expensive. The first step would be to determine what's best for your car part(s), and what we can do to help.
Car parts must be stripped to their rawest form. All paint, dirt, oil, grease, rust, old plating, and any other foreign material must be removed and stripped. This step includes sand blasting.
We polish to remove pitting, scratches, and impurities that are usually on the surface of your car part(s). Polishing is done by using a series of abrasive wheels and sanding belts.
After wiring, hooking, or racking, we use an elaborate series of soap, acid, and water solutions to guarantee a clean, spotless surface.
5. COPPER PLATING
Copper adds a layer that protects from corrosion and fills in polishing lines and pits. Then, we buff to a shine.
6. NICKEL PLATING
After re-wiring and cleaning, we nickel plate for about an hour. This adds another layer of protection for long lasting chrome.
7. CHROME PLATING
The final plating step, which protects the shiny nickel layer from tarnishing.
8. FINAL INSPECTION
Lastly, we wax down and clean your car part(s) to check for any mistakes, or chemical errors. Sometimes, car parts must be buffed for a final shine.
Sometimes, certain metals (stainless steel) cannot be chrome plated, but we offer solutions! Instead of chrome, you can opt to get your car parts high polished.
Some benefits of high polishing:
Faster turnaround time