About Qual Krom



Welcome to Qual Krom on the web! For the over 35 years Qual Krom has been meeting the needs of their customers by providing chrome restoration service second to none. Count on us for your next chrome refinishing project!

A Trusted Name for Decades


Bob Ore began doing restoration on classic cars in the late 1960s as a hobby.  After working as a locomotive designer for General Electric for 15 years, in 1982 he created his first company Tri-State Metal Cleaning. He has since grown to add Qual Krom and Bob Ore Restorations (all under the umbrella name of Ore Enterprises, Inc.).  His son, Jason Ore, has also joined the family business by opening Ore’s 955 Automotive, specializing in high performance engines and engine restoration.

Car Show Schedule


Kalamazoo, MI: 2/1/20 - 2/2/20

Charlotte, NC: 4/2/20 - 4/5/20

Carlisle, PA: 4/23/20 - 4/25/20

Dunkirk, NY: TBA

Carlisle, PA: TBA

Auburn, IN: TBA

Buffalo, NY (Boat Show): TBA

Carlisle, PA: TBA

Hershey, PA: TBA

Qual Krom: Bringing Your Parts to Life

Antique Barber Chair


1930s vintage barbershop chair 

Dismantled and Stripped


Down to the frame and cleaned

Finished and Restored


Returned to its original beauty

Qual Krom: We Can Fix It

Classic Car Grill


Each job is numbered, logged, and photographed

Repair Work Needed


The cracked and dented corner isn't a problem for Qual Krom



Fixed and ready for the showroom

Qual Krom: The Seven Step Process

1) Inventory- Every order is inventoried and photographed

2) Parts Stripped- Old plating removed to bare metal and repaired

3) Surface Imperfections Removed- Using successively finer grit belts 

4) Imperfections- Any major problems welded, straightened, or repaired

5) Polishing- Using polishing wheels, a mirror-like luster is created

6) Plating- Part is copper dipped, sanded, nickel dipped, and chromed 

7) Final Inspection- Inventory is meticulously examined for quality, wrapped,     packaged, and shipped


Frequently Asked Questions

Can you plate aluminum or plastic?

Unfortunately, we can't. It is a different plating process.

What type of chrome do you use?

We stick to the original, traditional "Hexvalient" chrome. Most other shops use "Trivalient" chrome that does not match the color and shade of most parts original chrome or stainless steel. 

How do you price?

We can provide a "ballpark" price, but for an official quote we need to see the part and its condition. After the quote, an additional work to complete the job we signed up for comes at no additional charge. 

Do you require a deposit?

Yes, a 50% deposit is required to start work. Shipping and the balance are to be paid upon completion. Payment can be cash, check, money order, or credit card (Mastercard and Visa only). 

How do I get my parts to you?

Parts can be shipped through the USPS, UPS, or Fed Ex. Please make sure you have an inventory list with your name, address, phone number, model name and year, and the name of each part. Or if you're local, come on down!

How long will it take to get my part back?

Turnaround time varies, but usually anywhere from a few weeks for smaller projects or parts, to a few months for larger. 

Contact Qual Krom

Qual Krom- Great Lakes Plant

4725 Iroquois Avenue, Erie, Pennsylvania 16511, United States

(814) 899-8546


By Appointment

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