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If one is to study the history of automotive design, they will find that from the earliest car to the newest cars, everything has evolved from mechanical design to fluid design.  Early on form followed function, but once the popularity and affordability of the car took off, the roles became reverse ...
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If you have studied or read much about automotive history, you may be familiar with a period or automobiles referenced to as the Brass Era.  Back before nickel and chrome plating were used as the accepted finish on automobiles, brass was the number one choice by carriage houses, coach builder, and ...
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One of the more common questions we receive here at Advanced Plating is "do you restore aluminum trim?"  While the answer is a resounding yes, it is a tricky question that is not so black and white.  While we cannot re-anodize the trim to the factory correct look, we can straighten and polish it t ...
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Red Hot Rush

Here at the shop we joke quite a bit about the term red hot rush. Any job that has a critical deadline coming up is marked with a red hot rush sticker. As anyone can imagine, no matter how well you plan, you will always work down to the last minute when trying to hit a deadline. If you have never ha ...
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You Never Know

You hear a lot of businesses make the statement "you never know what is going to come through our doors." That is a true statement for practically any business. In our business the statement would be more along the lines of "you wouldn't believe some of the things we have plated." For us, the things ...
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That New Website Smell

If you have been checking our site regularly, we are sure you have noticed that we have been in the process of totally revamping the website and chrome plated accessories store that is part of it. Like all important tasks, this didn’t happen overnight. Granted, we might have missed our initial t ...
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