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re-chromeing winches

Does anybody here have experience re-chroming winches? I have 7 Barient self tailers that show their age with worn and pitted chrome and I would like to have them re-chromed if it is not way too expensive. Thoughts, anyone?


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Yes, there was a thread on this a few months ago... Talk to your local motor cycle customization shops for the name of a good shop that can re-chrome your winches. From some other threads on the subject:

Originally Posted by duffer1960 View Post
You should be able to find quite a bit in SoCal. The best thing to do would be to go to your closest Harley dearler or Harley aftermarket parts and repair shop and ask them where the best chrome platers are. They will be the ones to know! Or ask any place that deals to the car customizers. I highly doubt you would find info like this from anyone that deals with boats.

This isn''t a tongue-in-cheek reply; they would really be you best sources.

From a boat AND Harley owner.
If someone around there does industrial plating go to them. Be careful of the folks who do quickie chrome jobs for aftermarket cars/bikes. The stripper arms and drums on your boat will take more wear and tear than those. We found a local shop to do it. As I recall we spent about $500 to have 11 drums of various sizes and 5 stripper arms rechromed. Some were down to the bronze and others were just in the process of failing. I rebuilt the interiors and the chroming of the drums and stripper arms had us back in working order within a couple of weeks.


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