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Check out what Classic’s sales manager, Mike Sickels has been up to.  Yes, this is such a cool place to work that an employee can build a dream bike while still on the clock  😆 .  Mike bought a 1953 Schwinn Phantom on Ebay with a few bucks and a dream.  Several months later, his dream was made a reality with the help of plating manager, Frank Martin who helped Mike restore this beauty.  They completely rebuilt the bike and purchased replacement parts such as new rims and a seat.  The fenders and tank were restored and re-plated with top notch CCI chrome.  The bike was then repainted and pin-striped by a local vendor.  

Feel free to visit our website for a bicycle restoration price list or call Mike – he’s now an expert at this!

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What do you do when those old rims take away from the vibrant colors and finish of your new custom paint job? You need chrome plated motorcycle wheels, and you need them quickly. Classic Components, Inc. can get you show quality chrome plated rims in as little as a few days with our chrome motorcycle wheel exchange program.

Our customer, Maria C. from Tarmac, Fla., just did not have the heart to let her Honda VTX1800F hit the streets with a brand new powder coated gas tank and fenders with the factory alloy rims, so she called us and we had the VTX rims in stock and were able ship top-notch chrome plated rims out to Marie C. that day.

At Classic Components we go to extensive lengths to offer a one- to three-week turnaround time for our chrome motorcycle rim services, but if you need your show quality rims yesterday then take advantage of our chrome motorcycle wheel exchange program and we can ship today.

How does it work? Essentially, you will be exchanging your undamaged, bearing-free wheels for the same make and model wheels with Classic Component’s custom chrome plating. The best part: Your bike won’t be without rims for a single day! Classic Components will get a deposit for your core rims on a credit card, plus with the price of rims with show quality chrome plating and ship those chrome plated rims that day. Just send us back your good condition, bearing and seal-free core rims once you receive your chrome plated rims and we will refund your core deposit.

Why wait for your custom chrome plating? Classic Components keeps more than 300 sets of chrome motorcycle wheels in stock. Give us a call to see if we have your sportbike, Harley Davidson or metric cruiser wheels in stock. Maria was kind enough to take some before and after pictures of here Honda VTX1800F. Combined with the new paint job, the chrome rims add a completely customized look, but maintains the stock features. Take a look at the before and after pictures below and give Classic Components a call today.

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At Classic Components we pride ourselves at being the recognized industry leader for classic car chrome restoration. With thousands of classic car restoration projects to our credit, we rarely come across a restoration project or chrome bumper repair request that our restoration technicians have not encountered in the past. By understanding our client’s needs and then implementing our multi-layer process, we deliver top quality auto chrome restoration.

With so many variables when it comes to make, model and part condition, auto chrome restoration can take time. But, what do you do when a high profile client hands you a pot metal/die cast grill for his 1949 Buick that he needs restored in three days for a car show? Well, you try to talk him out of it, of course, but he challenged us to think outside the box to meet his deadline.

We said, “Challenge. Accepted.”

Chrome plating bumpers and grills that are made of zinc, die cast/pot metal usually requires major solder and repair work to fill all the pits. We then follow the repair work with multiple layers of copper electroplating and sanding, which can be time consuming, but time was not a luxury for completing this project. Instead of stripping and sand blasting the part, we prepped the existing surface and applied our proprietary metalized electroplated coating. Chrome plating car parts can be as much an art as it is a science, so we put our best restoration technicians on the project and we ended up with a classic car chrome restoration that exceeded expectations.

Not only was Classic Components able to turn this from a two-week project into a three-day project, we actually completed it under his budget. Classic Components is the reliable expert for chrome bumper repair and restoration and we provide custom chrome plating services and solutions that cater exactly to the customer’s restoration needs.

Check out the 1949 Buick bumper and grill below. We think he is going to win first place at the show!

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– 1949 Buick Grill Restoration

What do you do when a high profile client hands you a pot metal/die cast grill he wants restored in three days for a car show?  Well, at first we tried to talk him out of it.  After attempting to purchase a reproduction grill for his 1949 Buick, the customer called back and demanded we think outside the box to meet his deadline.  As part of the restoration process, zinc die cast/pot metal usually requires major solder and repair work to fill all the pits followed by multiple copper layers and sanding.

We weren’t sure it would work but we had nothing to lose.  Instead of stripping and sand blasting the part, we prepped the existing surface and applied our proprietary metalized coating.  This allowed Classic Components to process the grill without the need to strip the part and expose the surface to the customary repair work.  Not only did this turn a two week job into a quick project, it actually saved the customer money.  Normally, a die cast grill like this would cost a few thousand bucks to restore but not in this case.  And check out the result… he better win first place at the show!

Die cast pot metal grill by Classic Components Inc.