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Chrome plating, metal polishing & more

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Below are some of your more frequently asked questions. We understand some of you may need some more specific information, as all jobs are different. So for questions you may have we encourage you to either give us a call on (02) 8543 4800 or send us a message or quote request here.

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What can be plated?

Anything that is metal and fits in our tanks can be plated, from car bumper bars to small screws. The Chrome Factory can accommodate all your automotive, marine chroming & polishing needs to bring your restoration project to a showroom finish. If you are unsure if your particular project is suitable please call us or send us a message here. Items we can chrome plate include:

  • Brass
  • Steel
  • Aluminium
  • Die Cast Alloys
  • Bronze Die Cast
  • Stainless Steel

Types of finish available?

We offer polishing of all metals in:

  • Mirror finish
  • Brushed satin finish
  • Powder coating in a variety of colours also available

Types of plating options ?

  • Copper
  • Bright nickel
  • Satin nickel
  • Chrome
  • Powder coating in variety of colours also available.


How much will my Job cost?

As each job is individually quoted it’s hard to set a standard price, each job requires different plating and finishing options. It’s best to call us, come and visit us or email us about your particular job so we can talk to you about what it is you require. We can then give you an accurate price guide to work with.

Do you have a minimum charge?

Yes, minimum charge is $70.


Postage and handling costs?

As each job is different, postage and handling is the responsibility of the customer.

The Chrome factory and the Environment?

The Chrome Factory is very environmentally conscious; all waste is processed and discharged under an EPA license. Also a Waterboard License is held for the discharge of treated water making it one of the most environmentally friendly facilities in NSW.

The Chrome Factory has now joined the environmental ranks, installing a new, state of the art water regeneration system that cleans and recycles waste water from the chrome plating process. With the help of Transpacific Waste, a treatment plant has been installed at The Chrome Factory, which will significantly reduce the amount of fresh water used during the plating process. Also, by creating a closed loop system, waste will be reduced to almost zero.

The new system works by channelling the contaminated water through a series of specialised, resin and carbon filters that extracts all the heavy metals and organic matter from the water. The clean water then recycled back into the production process is of a higher quality than the original supply from Sydney Water!

The water regeneration system, supplied and maintained by Transpacific Waste provides additional benefits for the environment by allowing the extraction of heavy metals through the regeneration of the filters. Transpacific is able to reuse these heavy metals and anything that cannot be recycled is put in stabilised landfill.

We must be doing something right...

48 years and counting. That’s how long The Chrome Factory has been servicing Australians for all their electroplating needs. Based in Caringbah in Sydney’s South, we offer a range of services for car and engine parts, motorcycle parts, boat parts, ornaments, bathroom fittings, tapware, ABS plastics and more. Get to know us more.