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Iím having a difficult time finding a chrome plating place that can restore a set of 1969 Corvette BB valve covers.
All places can chrome them, but no one can do the flash chrome process. Which from my understanding is just nickel and chrome. No copper.

Additionally, none can guarantee that they can preserve the factory spot welds.
They all say those will most likely get polished off.

Iíve called over 20 places with no real luck.

My question is where are all of you sending valve covers to get chromed?
What are you requesting? Show chrome?
It took me forever to find the correct valve covers for my 1969 Corvette L89 and at this point Iíd be happy to have them chromed as long as the spot welds were preserved.
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Try These guys.
https://the-chrome-shop.com/
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I can email photos of a air cleaner they did in flash chrome.
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Tri-City Plating Co also does flash chrome or NCRS chrome. I got a quote of $250 ea. for BB valve covers. I am getting ready to send a few pairs myself.
218 E Mill St
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Tri-City Plating Co also does flash chrome or NCRS chrome. I got a quote of $250 ea. for BB valve covers. I am getting ready to send a few pairs myself.
218 E Mill St
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Jeff, did they send you a sample or provide photos of what the covers will look like when completed? If so, can you post the pic?

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Jeff, did they send you a sample or provide photos of what the covers will look like when completed? If so, can you post the pic?

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Dan, I have only talked to them by phone, I have never used their services as yet. To be honest, if you buy a nice pair of used valve covers & then send them out to get flash chrome at the cost of $500, now you have limited the # of people looking to pay up for them when the cheaper Crane Reproductions are now acceptable for judging at half the price.

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Tri-City Plating Co also does flash chrome or NCRS chrome. I got a quote of $250 ea. for BB valve covers. I am getting ready to send a few pairs myself.
218 E Mill St
Elizabethtown, TN 36743
423-542-6532
I was told whenI called they were only doing bumpers now.
Btw, had a hard time getting thru to them. Left several VM but did eventually speak to a human when I called
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U.S. Chrome offers flash chrome plating services at our Illinois, New York, Ohio, and Connecticut locations. Each location is strategically located for fast and efficient delivery to anywhere in the United States and across the globe.
https://www.uschrome.com/flash-chrom...Flash%20Chrome
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I was told whenI called they were only doing bumpers now.
Btw, had a hard time getting thru to them. Left several VM but did eventually speak to a human when I called
That was my answer when I asked the same question 4 or 5 years back. Local chromer won't do flash chrome either.
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