AP Showchrome offers two types of services:

1) 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.

To receive a fast quote, send us an email, or DM us on Instagram @ap_showchrome with photos of your car parts & a customer service representative will get back to you soon.

For triple chrome plating service prices:

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Although we make it look easy, there are many steps to create "show-stopping" chrome.

Steps of Triple Chrome Plating

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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.

2. STRIPPING

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.

3. POLISHING

 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. 

4. CLEANING

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.

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2) High Polishing

Vintage Cars

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:

  • Cheaper

  • Faster turnaround time

  • Long lasting

  • More durable

For high polish service prices: