About

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Hello. We are Steve and Sheri Tracy, owners of Advanced Plating Inc. We would like to take a moment to introduce ourselves to you as well as introduce you to Advanced Plating.

Sheri and I have always had a love for classic automobiles, street rods, and motorcycles. Several years ago we had the opportunity to become involved with Advanced Plating, first as employees, where we learned hands on the extensive process involved in plating and restoration. We were first impressed with the spirit of the entire staff, but the biggest thing that impressed us was the dedication to quality. Our goal is to provide the highest level of show quality plating that can be achieved.

  So when the opportunity arose for Sheri and I to first become partners and eventually sole owners of Advanced Plating, it was a dream come true. We have watched the company grow from a small local shop to a nationwide and international source for show quality plating. In a world filled with rush, rush, rush, get it in, get it out, make a quick buck and forget quality, at Advanced we still take the time to do the job right. We may not be the largest or the fastest but that was never our goal. Our only goal is to be the best, which we feel if you look at our work and talk to our customers you'll find no one can provide a higher quality plating than Advanced Plating. If this is your first inquiry about our services, we thank you for your interest and invite you to check us out. To all our customers, we want to say thank you and we appreciate your business. We invite everyone to stop by for a cup of coffee and a tour of our facility if you are ever in the Nashville area. .

Services

Plating of Aluminum

Billet aluminum plates the best. Cast aluminum by nature is very porous and has a great deal of pitting. Chrome plating will not cover pitting. If you have a cast aluminum part that is pitted and requires a show quality finish, let us know before processing your order. Using our process of acid copper plating and hand polishing we can remove most of the pitting, however depending upon the casting of the part it may not be possible to remove all the pitting. You will be notified if your cast part will not be free of pits.

Plating of Brass

Brass plates very well. We also repair holes, cracks and dents on brass parts.

Plating of Aluminum Intakes

Aluminum intakes are cast aluminum and will have some pitting. The pitting is in the part due to the casting, not the plating. If your intake is severely pitted we will notify you before plating. New intakes plate the best. Yes, we can plate your used intake, but extremely old intakes that have many miles tend to absorb oil and gas into the part which results in pitting. Installation of your intake will require that washers be used under the intake bolts.

Plating of Bumpers

We provide a complete bumper restoration service. We straighten, repair dents/cracks and fill holes. (Help us out! Please mark or note any repairs you know are needed.) All bumpers are stripped down to the bare metal (sand blasted on the back), all repairs including straightening, realignment, dent and wave removal are then completed, the bumper is polished to a mirror finish and triple plated with copper, nickel, and chrome. We take great pride in our bumpers and provide you with the very best restoration service to finish your bumpers. So if you’re looking for a cheap job, go elsewhere.

Custom Polishing

Aluminum blowers, intakes, rear ends…if you prefer the polished look on your parts rather than chrome plating, we can custom polish your parts 100%. Also stainless steel—we offer straightening and repair, removal of dents and dings on trim and hubcaps. We also polish brass and copper parts.

Commercial Production Services

We have a complete in-house commercial production service, offering production polishing, hand rack and barrel plating, powder coating with fast turn around. For commercial production quotes call or fax copy of prints.

Plating of Pot Metal, Die Cast and White Metal

Due to the natural deterioration of this type of material it requires a great deal of work and time to restore. We can repair cracks and dents. In cases of severely deteriorated parts, filling pits, repairing cracks and dents can be achieved by hand filling and polishing. We do not grind out the pits. This is the most difficult metal to refinish and your parts are only handled by experienced personnel. All pieces go through an acid copper plate and buffing process. This takes a great deal of time and is very labor intensive but results in the best possible finish. Sometimes parts may be too deteriorated to restore to perfect condition. You will be notified in such a case. We reserve the right to refuse orders that will not be satisfactory to us.

Plating of Steel

We plate all types of steel. The final finish on a steel part is related to the age, condition and type of steel the part is made of. Old, rusted, pitted, deteriorated steel can be restored if there is enough metal left to work with. Sometimes the actual condition of the part cannot be known until the part is stripped. We can repair holes, cracks and dents in steel parts. Cast iron parts are porous and extremely rough and may not polish out and plate to a mirror finish. You will be notified if your steel part is in a condition that will not result in a proper finish. New parts generally turn out the best.

Powder Coating

Parts are stripped, polished or blasted and iron phosphate coated. The powder paint is electrostatically applied then heat cured. Once cured this process provides a hard durable finish which is resistant to chipping, peeling and scratching. Hundreds of color choices are available. High gloss, semi gloss, flat, textured, wrinkle, translucent and fluorescent finishes are available.

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