The World Finest Chrome Plating
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!
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.
Kalamazoo, MI: 2/1/20 - 2/2/20
Carlisle, PA: 4/23/20 - 4/25/20
Carlisle, PA: 5/28/20 - 5/30/20
Charlotte, NC: 6/12/20 - 6/13/20
Dunkirk, NY: Event Cancelled
Auburn, IN: TBA
Buffalo, NY (Boat Show): TBA
Carlisle, PA: TBA
1930s vintage barbershop chair
Down to the frame and cleaned
Returned to its original beauty
Each job is numbered, logged, and photographed
The cracked and dented corner isn't a problem for Qual Krom
Fixed and ready for the showroom
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
Unfortunately, we can't. It is a different plating process.
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.
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.
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).
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!
Turnaround time varies, but usually anywhere from a few weeks for smaller projects or parts, to a few months for larger.