Gary Glass

Re-Chrome – Re-Plate Your Wheels

This happy customer Steve K. from the Denver, co area was very satisfied and sent us this photo of his finished project.  We took his original OEM wheels that were scratched and dull and stripped them and replated with our show chrome process.

Mica Jaguar XJ8L Chrome Plating Wheels

“Greatly appreciate your attention to detail on our Jaguar wheels, they are spectacular.” – Steve K.

Gary Glass

One of our customers, Mark from Break Lites Motorsports, wrote to us and said his bike build is competing on a WORLD WIDE scale in the Victory Competition. We chrome plated the wheels.

Custom Build With Chrome Plating Wheels

Mark wrote to us and said:

“Recently I was given an opportunity to build a bike to compete on a WORLD WIDE scale. The judging is vote based, so I figured I would ask my family for a little help and show them what I do.

Bar Fighter Motorcycle Build w/ Chrome Plating

If you could take a moment out of your already busy lives to toss a vote on my build “BAR FIGHTER” in this competition I would be greatly appreciative.

Victory Competition Motorcycle Chrome Plating

Bar-Fighter is a blend of sportbike and V-Twin, we started with the base model 2017 Victory Octane that already has a 105hp 1200cc liquid cooled V-Twin motor and went to work on it.

We started by improving the suspension from the standard front forks to radial mount inverted forks, sourced from a 2015 Suzuki Hayabusa, and made custom triple trees.

OEM Wheels Chrome Plated for Custom Victory

The wheels were swapped from the OEM wheels to chrome plated 5-spoke wheels sourced from a Yamaha R1.

We also changed from a belt drive to a chain drive. We converted the rear fender to a tail cowl, which we sourced from a 2008 Honda CBR 600RR.

We basically turned this bike into a custom V-Twin sport cruiser. This bike was made to go faster, stop quicker and turn better than the stock Victory Octane.

Custom Build Break Lites Motorsports Chrome Plating

As far as the finish of the bike goes, we built our bike to give a feeling of American muscle, choosing the same colors to pay homage to the Dodge Viper GTS.

To look at all motorcycles in the competition, visit this page:



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– Triumph Thunderbird Chrome Wheels

Thank you, Robert G. from Ft. Worth, TX for the kind words and great pics:


I am attaching photos showing the chrome wheels you recently did for Robert G. for his 2014 Triumph Thunderbird. Thank you for your excellent work! He is so happy with the results.

Gary Glass

We were recently honored to host Mike Brewer and his team for the latest episode of Wheeler Dealers car enthusiast show on Discovery Channel.  Classic Chrome Plating restored several parts off a 1952 Desoto Firedome including the front and rear bumpers and pot metal tail light bezels and grill pieces.  The film production crew worked the entire day with our sales manager, Mike Sickels who is featured on the show explaining the electroplating process to Mr. Brewer.  The YouTube video shows several parts of this episode where the car is restored and finally sold.  Classic Chrome Plating is featured in several spots throughout the video.

Check it out: Wheeler Dealers VIDEO featuring Classic Chrome Plating

Gary Glass

– Chrome Happiness in Las Vegas

Thank you Glenn B. of Las Vegas for your kind words and pictures of your 1966 Chrysler 300:

Mike—I just wanted to take a minute and thank you, Gary, and your company for doing such an outstanding job on my chrome.  It seems like everywhere I go these days I experience apathy and poor workmanship.  Your staff was very friendly and knowledgeable and the finished product exceeded my expectations.  I also want to thank you for finishing the bumper in time for my wife to pick it up while she was in California.  I plan to spread the word about your outstanding company here in Las Vegas to all of the classic car clubs. Thanks again—Glenn B., member Mopars of Las Vegas.

Gary Glass

– 1965 Impala Perfection

Thank you to customer Ahmad S. from Dana Point, CA for cruising by the shop in your 1965 Impala.  Classic Chrome Plating restored a number of trim pieces, plastic armrests, A/C vents and other chrome items on this beauty.  Enjoy…

Gary Glass

Thank you Gary M. from  Clearwater, Florida for these great pictures of your 2007 Mazda MX-5.  Classic Chrome Plating chrome plated the rear plastic wing spoiler.  The part arrived to us in raw form.  Classic wet sanded, prepped, primered, metalized and triple chrome plated the wing with great results:

Gary Glass

Classic Chrome Plating was recently given the task of chrome plating some molded urethane parts made to resemble a cross section of a railroad track for a local surf contest at Trestles Beach in south Orange County, CA.   In addition to great surf, the beach is known for the trains that run along the area’s coastline and the artist, Steve Gaskey, was commissioned to design the train-themed trophies for the Hurley Pro surf contest.  As you can see, after we were able to metalize and chrome plate the urethane, Steve painted the cross sections to look like rusted metal and then placed them on custom wood bases to complete the trophies.  Very cool idea for a trophy indeed!

Gary Glass

– Another Happy Bagger

Thank you, Larry R. from Bozeman, Montana for these great pics of your custom bagger.  The bike, paint and chrome look great (not to mention that blonde!).  Larry’s bike was also recently featured in American Bagger magazine.  Thanks also to 24 Clicks Photography for the great shots.  

Gary Glass

– Another Happy Customer

Thank you Rod M. for the feedback on this Mini Cooper chrome project:

Thank you for the great job on the wheels as well as extra parts.  I will tell everyone in Ventura County about you as well as give positive feedback online.  Thanks again, Rod @ JM Overhead Door.

OEM Mini wheels plated by Classic Chrome

OEM Mini wheels plated by Classic Chrome