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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone.  With Christmas this week and New Year's next week, we thought you might like to know our schedule.The week of December 21st-26th we will be operating under our normal business hours of operation, 8 am-4:30 pm from the 21st through the 23rd.  We will then be open Christma ...
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original pot metal 1940 Buick grille needing restoration and chrome plating
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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We are happy to report that as of 7/2/15 our phone system is back up and running.  We greatly apologize for the absence of phone access over the last couple of days, but the phone company insisted on making a career out of repairing the line on our street.  None the less, they are operational agai ...
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On the afternoon of June 29, 2015 a large dump truck had a collision with one of the telephone lines on the road that runs in front of our facility.  As a result, our phone lines are currently down and not working.  As soon as they are back up and working we will let everyone know.  You can still ...
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the parking lot was packed during the 2015 open house

Summer is Upon Us

It’s hard to argue that there is any time of year more exciting for car enthusiasts than summer.  Late spring and early summer is the unofficial kick-off to the car show season.  Plus, it is also that period of time when you realize the weather is just right for cruising.  We are involved with ...
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2015 open house graphic
There is a lot of mystery to what goes on behind the walls of a chrome shop. It is glaringly apparent when a potential customer calls and remarks “you can just dip that right?” or “if I drop that off in the morning can you have it ready this afternoon?” While the answer is always a lengthy e ...
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Due to inclement weather in the Nashville area, Advanced Plating will be closing early today (Monday) 02/16/15 at 3:00 pm CST and will be closed all day Tuesday 02/17/15.We shall return to normal operating hours on Wednesday 02/18/15 unless otherwise notified right here on our website.Thank you for ...
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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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Kicking it off Right

It is amazing how fast time passes.It passes even quicker when your business depends on constantly hitting deadlines.You end up spending more time focusing on the immediate deadlines and important dates than you do on future dates.As a result, those dates in the distant future end up sneaking up on ...
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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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