San Antonio Wheel Repair and Chrome Plating | San Antonio Rims and Wheel Metal Polishing | San Antonio Chrome Wheels
Welcome to Gorilla’s Polishing and Plating Corp. service company where you will receive top quality decorative metal finishing, plating, and wheel repairs. We are experts in metal repairs and wheel / rim chrome plating on aluminum for San Antonio, TX residents, dealers and manufacturers.
You can count on our 38 combined years of experience in the metal finishing industry, both production manufacturing and custom walk-in parts.
All Wheel Repairs – All Types
| Crack Wheels | Scuff Wheels | Broken Wheels | Damage Wheels | Bent Wheels | Scratch Wheels | Curb Damage Wheels | Chips on Wheels | New Look |
| Wheel Restoration | Wheel Refurbish | Chrome Plating on Wheels | Chemical Stripping of Wheels | Worn Wheels | Re-Chrome Wheels |
| Motorcycle Wheels | Powder Coating on Wheels | Wheel Painting Custom |
Before and AFTER
The Process of Repairs or Restoration
Types of services and repairs offered: chrome plating, rechroming, re-chrome, fix my wheels, fix my rims, alloy wheels, wheel repair, rim repair, wheel refurbishment, wheel paint, alloy wheel repair, wheel polishing, wheel restoration, wheel refurb, wheel refinishing, bent wheel, wheel straightening, wheel rim repair, wheel refurbishing, aluminum wheel repair, refinish wheels, mobile wheel repair, car wheel repair, bent rim repair, wheel reconditioning, blckled wheel repair, damaged alloy wheels, scuff wheels, scratched wheels, curbed wheels
In San Antonio, Gorilla’s Polishing and Plating Corp. has been providing decorative electroplating services since 1996. Our 10,000 sq. ft in-house plating facility is ready to serve all your plating needs. Whether large production or small jobs, here at Gorilla Chrome Plating, located in Santa Ana, Orange County, CA, USA, we can provide a variety of plating services and chemical stripping.
We have been offering and providing plating services to San Antonio, TX for over 15 years. Our plating shop is the leader in metal finishing, show chrome plating, powder coating, and metal restoration. Our many years of experience and years in business we continue being #1.
We are not a middle-man sales website…we are direct and an IN HOUSE plating facility. Our website is registered with Google and Bing/Yahoo.
Our services include the following:
|Chrome Plating on Auto Wheels or Motorcycle Wheels…we are #1|
|Chrome Plating – Decorative||Bright Nickel Plating|
|Copper Acid Plating||Semi-Bright Nickel Plating|
|Black Chrome Plating||Black Nickel Plating|
|Zincate for Aluminum Plating||Nickel Wood Strike|
|Metal Polishing||Polishing – Hand Tool Detail|
|Metal Grinding||Metal Buffing|
|Satin or Brush Finishing||Matt or Glossy Clear Coats|
|De-Burring||Plating on Aluminum|
|Plating on Stainless Steel||Plating on Steel|
|Plating on Brass or Bronze||Brass or Copper Metal Polishing|
|Powder Coating Services||Chemical Stripping|
|Sand Blasting||Hand Wiring to Racking|
|Antique Finishing Offered||Custom Racking for Production|
|Plugging and Masking Available||Plating on Pre-Polish|
|Flash Plating / Straight Plating||Re-Activation of Nickel|
|Polish Stainless Steel||Brush Stainless Stainless|
|Chrome on Stainless Steel||All Wheel Repairs – All Types|
What is Plating?
What is Plating?
Plating is a surface coating in which a metal is deposited on a conductive or metal surface. Aka: “electrochemical deposition”. Electroplating has been done for hundreds of years and is critical for modern technology. Plating is used to decorate objects, beautify, for corrosion inhibition, to improve solderability, to harden, to improve wearability, to reduce friction, to improve paint adhesion, to alter conductivity, for radiation shielding, and for other purposes.
The actual process consists of water holding tanks with various amounts of chemistry (chemicals), temperature controls mostly for heating, side baskets that hold metal (such as zinc, cadmium, nickel, brass, copper nuggets), air agitation, and work bars (referred as bus bars). This process tank for plating will also be connected to a rectifier (an electrical device that converts alternating current (AC), which periodically reverses direction, to direct current (DC), which flows in only one direction).
In general, plating is divided in two different types of services:
- Functional (Spec. Plating) – Military Plating
Plating is considered part of science and chemistry. At Gorilla’s Plating we are a decorative metal plating facility which services to the public and manufacturers.
Samples of plating and metal coating applications:
- Jewelry manufacturing typically uses plating to give a silver or gold finish.
- Thin-film deposition has plated objects as small as an atom.
- Automotive wheels or rims have a shiny mirror affect due to metal polishing and chrome plating.
- Shopping carts, slot machines, faucets, lamps, and musical instruments are samples of decorative plating.
- Screws, nuts, bolts, refrigerator grills, hood hinges, connectors, printed circuit boards are samples of functional plating.
- Zinc plating and anodizing for military, medical, and food safe manufacture parts and components.
- Many plating applications need to meet governmental specs. and requirements.
Decorative — Functional — Mil. Spec. — Custom Walk-In — Production
Oil Rub Bronze
Semi Bright Nickel
Antique / Aged /Patinas
|Anodize II III
Blast/Sand or Bead
Satin or Brush Finish
Clear w Tint
What can Gorilla’s Plating and Metal Polishing Corp do for you?
We offer to quote/estimate and chrome plate the following items as walk-ins or production:
|Car Wheels||Motorcycle Wheels||Auto Wheels||Off Road Wheels||Damage Wheels|
|Classic Car Parts||Motorcycle Forks||Primary Covers||Roders Polish Only||Motorcycle Parts|
|Slot Machine Parts||Antiques||Faucets||Door Hardware||Boat Parts|
|Bumpers||Grills||Door Handles||Cabinet Pulls||Musical Instruments|
|Fasteners||Screws / Bolts||Nuts / Washer||Signage||Plumbing Fixture|
|Silver Trays||Gold Plating Clocks||Hub Caps||Jewelry||Bicycle Parts|
|Shopping Carts||Dirt Bikes||3 Wheels Vehicle||4 Wheels Quad||Exhaust Pipes|
|Piano Parts||Guitar Parts||Furniture Parts||Hotelware||Flatware|
|Valve Cover||Hand Rails||Hub Cap||Antique Stove||Silverware|
|Air Cleaner Cover||Bicycle Frame||Sprockets||Bumper Guards||Watches / Clocks|
|Statues / Figures||Bowls and Trays||Trims / Moulding||Window Frames||Home Décor|
|Rope Stanchions||Stainless Steel Finish||Candle Sticks||Collectibles||Medical Instruments|
- Are you interested in knowing “how much does it cost” to chrome your wheels?
- Do you need to re-chrome your wheels because it is peeling or bubbling off?
- Are your wheels or rims scuff up or deeply scratched?
- Is it cheaper to buy wheels to replate (rechroming) your current wheels?
- How long does it take? 1 day? 1 week? 1 month?
- Is there a guarantee on chrome plating?
- Why does chrome plating peel off?
- What is show chrome or triple plating?
Trust us with your parts. Our staff is ready to quote.