RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

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RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

Post by Scott C. » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:05 am

I am looking to get a 26 radialtor shell replated. Who do you guys recommend?


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Re: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

Post by ericmac » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:23 am

I had QualChrome out of PA do mine. They did all the nickel on my 26 Touring and it's holding up beautifully nearly 20 years (is that possible) later. Hope that helps.
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Re: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

Post by ericmac » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:26 am

Sorry. Its Qual Krom. I googled that and found them. Hope that helps.
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Re: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

Post by sprobst » Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:15 am

I used Custom Metal Finishing out of Cambridge, City, IN to do my '27 radiator shell in "Bright Nickel". It turned out well and I was happy with it.

If you want nickel versus chrome, be sure to tell them.

Here's their website: http://www.chromeplatingin.com/

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Re: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

Post by BobD » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:53 am

Qual Krom of Erie PA did an outstanding job nickel plating my 1926 radiator shell.


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Re: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

Post by Scott C. » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:53 am

How about the head light rings, has any one had them replated also?

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Re: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

Post by Brian D » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:48 am

Have used A-W Custom Chrome. Eastpointe MI.
Excellent!. Just north of Detroit off I-94.
They did all our chrome on 1930 LaSalle & 1960 Cadillac Conv. Excellent job.
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Re: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

Post by perry kete » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:50 am

A friend has used "Paul's Chrome Plating" in Evans City, Pa with great results. I have not used them myself yet. They have a great website showing the process and how they rebuild and repair antique car parts. A visit to his website is worth the information provided.
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Re: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

Post by Original Smith » Wed Jan 30, 2019 9:42 am

I'm glad to hear of so many that have had good luck with nickel plating from a chrome shop. For those out here on the west coast, I used Christensen Plating in Huntington Park. They do the work for the Nethercutt Collection and others. I had the spark and throttle levers replated, as well as the steering gear case and cover over ten years ago. I only need to wipe the areas with a soft cotton cloth once in a while.


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Re: RADIATOR SHELL REPLATING

Post by R.V.Anderson » Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:10 pm

Bob Ore, owner of Qual Krom in Erie, PA, runs Qual Krom as part of his total restoration facility; so, as a restorer, he is particularly critical of details important to the restorer. He's done a lot of copper and nickel plating for me over the 30+ years that I've dealt with him. He's usually on the job at 3:00 AM 6 days a week! :shock:

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