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57 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Chrome Bumper
This 57 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Bumper has been re-chromed to better than factory original. Our process takes the original aluminum sand cast bumper ends, deposits and polishes 3 coats of copper, nickel and chrome (using auxiliary anodes) to give the brilliant luster and superior coverage seen here.
This low rise cast aluminum intake shows the luster of a finished polished surface. Deep grooves like shown are difficult to get chrome coverage. Here we successfully plated and polished down into a 3 Inch deep by 1 Inch wide crevice. Part of our process is to cap and cover the holes so no chrome is built up in the areas you don't want it. Our custom designed anode created full chromed surface from top to bottom of the part. Each custom designed feature had to be kept within a specified tolerance of the part for chrome coverage and conform to the intake. For improved plating, we insulated the top of the anode and used multiple clamps to conduct increased current. The end product is the result of meticulous time spent in the design of the custom anode and extensive polishing efforts.
Working around posts, deep grooves, and fine detail
High Polished Shine
Chrome Plated Antique Wheel Cover
This antique Studebaker wheel cover is a good example of the chrome plating process. The worn wheel covers have been restored to a high polished chrome shine after much wire cutting, soldering, and several coats of copper, nickel and chrome plating. Meticulous efforts by our craftsmen resulted in a finished piece that is arguably better than the original at factory condition.
Brass plate, steel backing plate, and remnant of hub cap.
Wheel cover surrounds and hub caps are all wire cut at 8".
Steel backing plate is used as a template for the brass skin by soldering tabs to the plate on the back side.
Brass skin is soldered into place on the template. (Particular care is given to the placement of the template and the brass skin based of the position of the valve stem slot.)
Several coats of copper are applied, each one being sanded and buffed, until a bright finish is obtained.
Nickle and chrome are applied as a finish coat. The wheel covers are then polished and wrapped for shipping.
Gold Plated Art
Gold plating is the method of depositing a thin layer of gold onto the surface of another metal, most often copper or silver, by electrochemical plating. Nearly any any non-ferrous metal item can be gold-plated. Here are just a few examples of the many objects we've gold plated for past clients. We also offer nickel, copper, and chrome plating.
Gold Plated Replicas of a Congressional Metal of Honor.
Another example of intricate gold plating work from J&P.
Wanted Dead or Alive BB Gun
'97 Road King
Air Cleaner Cover
Nickel Plated Bicycle Frame
J&P Custom Plating has refurbished and refinished many bicycle frames over the years - which are typically nickel plated for a more durable finish. We are able to polish most areas if you are looking for a bright and shiny finish however, we also offer a satin nickel finish.