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headlamp reflectors plating service

I've used two outfits for headlamp reflectors

First is Chidgey & Son.
I spoke with the founder a few years ago and he gave me a great price.
He and his son are Silver platers and the old man told me a story about
when he was young, his first car was a worn out 1930 Durant sedan with no brakes.
He couldn't make the car stop so his buddies jumped out while it was running.
Nice guy, but my not still be around. The shop is still in business.

The next two are for the Uvira process I used from Gordon's recommendation.

The gentleman that does this no longer performs the first step plating, so I send my reflectors to American Plating. Run by a man that is fairly priced and does good work. I've done business with him before and was very pleased. Then step two is to send the newly plated reflectors to Uvira, Inc in Oregon. I don't remember the owner's name. He then adds the Aluminum, and glass.

Chidgey & Son
1099 W. Palm Ave.
El Cajon, Ca 92020
(619) 441-2505
$50 per reflector

American Plating Co.
3527 Park Ave, St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 776-0542

Uvira, Inc.
310 Pleasant Valley Rd.
Merlin, OR 97532
(541) 956-6880
They use evaporated Aluminum, then coat with a glass layer

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Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 Model 60 Roadster & 1931 model 619 Sedan


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