... actually there was a superbe Chrome plater in District Heights. Maryland
several years ago (around the corner from the US Census Bureau where we used
to work and the light of day). just outside the District of Columbia line.
he was into real biker stuff though. through a friend then we had a key
chain chromed. this fellow was excellant, but no way would we have gone
back on our own.
... bikers have the same ethics when it comes to quality in their rides,
they just have a different way of going about it.
alexandria, va 22308
>I think many platers will seriously highball bike frame and parts
> chrome jobs because they don't want to hassle with it and bike
> enthusiasts are probably a pain to deal with compared to the usual
> customers. I can see people taking their high end bikes or parts in
> and pressing the plater on their polishing, plating and post-plating
> methods and sweating little waves and ripples or lost tiny details
> that most other types of customers probably wouldn't ever even notice
> or care about if they did. The chrome shop in the link sounds like
> the rare exception. When bike people find a chromer who does nice work
> at a reasonable price it seems they generally don't share it with
> others and often even guard it as a secret. In fact, good reasonably
> priced chromers don't even seem to have to solicit business as they
> can get all they can handle by word of mouth.
> There's probably a great business opportunity for someone to
> specialize in doing plating catering specifically to bikies. Many
> people want to be frame builders, a few want to paint, but almost none
> aspire to be platers and the demand is apparently there and bikies
> have largely already been conditioned to pay top dollar and more. I'll
> bet most chromers who deal with bikies would tell you that sub-200
> dollar plating job in the link on that frame would be "impossible" to
> do at anything close to that price point- even though it really
> obviously isn't.
> Kurt Sperry
> Bellingham, Washington USA
> On Tue, May 6, 2008 at 7:59 PM, Daniel Gonzalez <email@example.com> wrote:
>> Are you both certain that what you're positing is always true? I see
>> here, a photo of an aftermarket nickel plate job, with a cost of $160
>> done in 8/06, that loks remarkably lovely:
>> Danny Gonzalez
>> Lenox Hill
>> NY, NY