Nu-Chrome Metal Restoration Customer Testimonials
Here at Nu-Chrome, we strive for complete customer satisfaction. Over the years, many customers have sent in pictures and letters describing their car or truck restoration project. More recent examples can be found below.
June 17, 2008
161 Graham Road
Fall RIver, MA 02720
Thank you for the phone call you made last week to check up on my satisfaction with the plating that you did for my 1950 K2 Allard a short while ago. I requested show quality work, and that is what I received. I am very happy with the job that was done.
Recently this car has received trophies from the Radnor Hunt and Burns Foundation concours. It was also awarded a Grand National First Prize at the Antique Automobile Club of America Grand National Meet, in Melbourne, Florida. Additionally, it was featured in the June 2008 issue of Road & Track magazine (article can be viewed here, pictures available here).
I will be in touch with you in the near future for additional plating work and I will recommend your company to my colleagues in the old car hobby.
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I'm the guy with the Lotus Europa bumpers, tail lights, and badges you did last summer... Anyway, thought you'd like to see how the project turned out.
Paint is Sikkens polyurethane, 6 coats hand-rubbed and polished.
All your chrome work is installed and looks better than it did coming out of the factory. It sparkles. If this is your normal quality, I'd probably be blown away by the concours level.
Great work! It really makes the car look stunning.
Hope all is well with you. Well I finally finished the Chrysler and took some photos (available here).
I thought you might enjoy seeing some of your chrome work. Now that I have some free time I'm sure I'll find more stuff to do so you'll be seeing me soon.
Hope your having a great summer.
Nu-Chrome featured article
Home of the Chrome is in Fall River (Excerpt)
5:20 PM EDT on Friday, April 13, 2007
By Peter C. T. Elsworth, Journal Staff Writer
FALL RIVER - Jack Baker is a busy man.
Baker is sales manager at Nu-Chrome Restoration in Fall River, which specializes in restoring chrome plating, mostly for old cars, but also for boats and motorcycles.
"I'm busier than a one-armed paper hanger," he said at the start of a 1 1/2 hour tour of the factory, during which his cell phone logged 24 calls. He said he is busier than usual at this time of year because it's the start of the summer driving season.
Baker is also busy because he and his team of craftsmen make silk purses out of sows' ears. While most of the old chrome parts arrive in okay condition – dull and tired looking – some are rusted and rotted through or pitted or dented or bent, seemingly to the point of no return. But there is no such thing as "no return" here.
"Nothing is beyond repair," he said. "If you've got the time and money, we have the talent."
Pieces that are dented are hammered back into shape. Pieces that are pitted are filled in. Pieces that are bent are straightened. Pieces that are rusted through are restored to their original shapes. And then they are repeatedly ground, polished and buffed between baths to be plated with copper and then nickel. The copper provides a soft surface to shape and buff while the nickel is both anticorrosive and a commonly used base to other electroplates. By the time they are ready to be plated with a thin layer of chrome, they are perfectly restored, their coats of nickel polished and buffed to the brightness of a mirror.
(Read the full Providence Journal article here)
An Allard to Amelia (Excerpt)
The journey of one man's K2
By Tom Cotter, June 2008
For old-car show entrants, early mornings are always the same: Open trailer; open hood; switch battery on; turn engine over to build oil pressure; ignition on; pull choke knob, and cross fingers the old girl will fire up.
Failing that, a little shot of ether into the carburetor usually does the trick.
Broooom. When it fires to life, the smell of unburned fuel and exhaust smoke fills the dark sky. It's a thing of beauty.
This same scene was repeated nearly 300 times in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday, March 9, as entrants prepared to drive their classic cars toward the 10th and 18th fairways at the Amelia Island (Florida) Concours d'Elegance.
(Read the full Road & Track Magazine article here - page one | two | three)
Eye Candy (Excerpt)
Al & Carol LeGrow's M&M Dump Truck "Al's Dream"
Story By Bob McLean, Jan/Feb 2005
For Right Coast Association Charter Lifetime Members Al & Carol LeGrow of South Setauket, Long Island, NY, the word "Lifetime" is more than just a word... it really describes their life long involvement with the automotive hobby.
And... of all the dozens of cars and trucks they have built and owned over the years, this month's Member Ride, a 1931 Ford Double A Dump Truck, may be the most unique! They call it Al's Dream... we like to think of it as "Eye Candy."
Now, we know what you're thinking... why the M&M's? We'll get to that. First, a little history.
It was March of 1968 and Al was on his way home from his friend's house when he noticed this old workhorse sunning itself on the side of a barn on a florist's farm in Wantagn, LI. It literally stopped him in his tracks. He backed up to the farmhouse, got out of his pickup, went up to the door and knocked.
(Read the full Cool Cars & Hot Happenings Magazine article here - page one | two | three)