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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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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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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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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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American Speed debuted this 1933 Ford Roadster owned by Bob and Connie Gula of Saline, MI

After the Autorama

The Detroit Autorama is a crazy event. It is an event that is not only tons of fun, but has everyone going from the crack of dawn to the late late night. JF Launier's 1964 Buick Riviera took home this years Ridler award and it featured a number of items chrome plated by Advanced Plating. It seems li ...
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ridler award with golddigger

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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