General Price Guide
I have tried to make the site easy to understand and follow. I think having a ballpark estimate would make everyone happy. In this site we have some accurate pricing for some popular motorcycles and some general pricing for wheel chroming, rechroming and repairs but there are tons of other pieces and parts that you can’t find a price reference for them. To address this problem you can always send us a short line through our contact page or send us an email with descriptions and photos. In some cases we can give a exact quote and most of the time a ballpark estimate. You can also call and chat with us about your projects and we may be able to give you some ideas.
How We Come Up With a Quote
The cost of plating divides into two major processes. The first is the Prep work, this is includes all the activities from dismounting, cleaning, polishing, de-greasing and masking. The polishing process is the most time consuming and labor sensitive part of this. Each single component of an assembly has to be dismounted and individually processed to a mirror polish surface, this mirror polished surface later becomes a shinny and mirror looking Nickel, Copper or Chrome plated surface. Without the polishing process the final finish will have the natural texture of the base metal. The prep work makes around 50% of the total work. The plating process includes the 3-5 layers of plating (sometimes more layers in the case of pot metal/pewter or pieces with pitting in the base metal, pitting that could not be removed by prep work)and the buffing process between some layers ( for example buffing between Acid Copper and Nickel). Restoration projects which mostly involves replating of old parts often requires a separate repair job like metal work , brazing , soldering or welding. We do some of these repairs at ALAS but some repairs need a very precise metal work or fabrication which is out of the scope of metal finishing. In Most cases we prefer to make the customer involve in this repair process we put you in contact with the companies and individuals who can help repairing your parts, you can deal with them directly our let us manage the job. Same goes with all the mechanical dismount and remount of motorcycle parts.
If you don’t have a place or mechanic we can recommend one. Please don't hesitate to contact us!
Chrome plate all hand levers, foot pegs, peg brackets and heat shields
(levers = 4, pegs = 4, peg brackets = 4 and Heel guards = 2) sport bikes only
5% off for Active Military Personnel, Police Officers and Firefighters
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