World’s Hardest and Roundest 
Cylinder Bores

Fastest Turnaround Time and 
Cylinder Exchange Program

Custom Piston to Cylinder Clearances for Unmatched Precision

Race Proven Technology

Experience, Integrity, Technical Depth

Cylinder Plating and Honing: Your Worldwide Leader

Attention Customers: US Chrome returns to Hay Days Grass Drags in North Branch Minnesota Sept. 10-11. Come see us at Booth Location #FB1B. We will be giving out T-Shirts, Stickers, and US Chrome Coupons for Cylinder Repair!


U.S. Chrome was the Featured Story in the April 2016 Issue of Wheels of Thunder All Motor Sports Magazine™!

US Chrome in Wheels of Thunder Magazine The article, skillfully written by Jenna Osterlund, gives a look into the history of U.S. Chrome, their rise to fame as the creator of NiCom plating - a patented Nickel Silicon Carbide composite offering superior hardness, durability, and longevity; corrosion resistance, upper operating temperatures, and improved oil retention - and FAQs with Owner of U.S. Chrome of Wisconsin, Scott Reath, the Grandson of U.S. Chrome co-founder Roger Reath. 

To learn more about U.S. Chrome’s feature in Wheels of Thunder.

Cylinder Repair, OEM Plating, Piston Coating, Cylinder Porting, Big Bore Kits and Diamond Plateu Honing

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U. S. Chrome is the worldwide leader in performance cylinder plating and repair of factory Nikasil™, Nicom™, electrofusion and hard chrome bores. U. S. Chrome will fully restore your motorcycle cylinder, snowmobile cylinder, PWC cylinder, or any factory hard chrome or nikasil plated cylinders. By focusing on exceptional quality, fast turnaround time and personalized customer service, we have now plated well over 1 million cylinder bores, including but not limited to:

Motorcycle Cylinders Personal Watercraft Cylinders
Snowmobile Cylinders Chainsaws--Stihl, Husqvarna, Homelite
Street/Drag Motorcycle Blocks Mercury Marine Blocks
Dirt Bike Cylinders Shifter Kart Cylinders
  ATV/UTV Clinders
Automotive Blocks (Porsche, BMW, Corvette, Inline 4s, V Twin, V6 and V8)

Since 1979, US Chrome has specialized in:

NiCom™ Cylinder Plating

Diamond Honing

Cylinder Replating

Cylinder Boring

Cylinder Bore Restoration

Piston Coatings

Big Bore Kits

2 Stroke Cylinder Porting

Cylinder Exchange and Core Purchases

Our cylinder plating professionals also plate on iron bores, steel bores and on the sleeve for better durability, oil retention and reduced friction. We are a worldwide leader in cylinder plating, composite plating chemistry, cylinder honing and rebuilding. When you need maximum performance, durability, and reliability, trust U.S. Chrome.

Cylinder Plating, Repair and Restoration with 1 Year Warranty

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Our cylinder plating process is revered for its advanced thermal heat dissipation and lubricity, as well as its unmatched hardness and durability. At 620 Vickers, our composite plating is harder and vastly more wear resistant than factory coatings or those of the competition. When you have your cylinders plated by U. S. Chrome, you can be fully confident it will be returned in better-than-new condition- Fast! With our performance options you can take your powersport engine to the max Overbore or a simple standard Bore Repair Size without worrying about reliability. Plus, our cylinder shop offers a same-day cylinder exchange program and core purchases - please call or check our eBay store for availability. You don’t have to buy a brand new cylinder to get unrivaled performance. Buy one of our remanufactured cylinders for sale right now!

Cylinder and Piston Coatings from Industry Icons

Cylinder Repair Motorcycles Piston CoatingsU. S. Chrome’s cylinder plating specialists weld heavily damaged cylinders. Even if your bores, bridges or cylinders are gouged or heavily damaged, we can restore them to better than new condition without sacrificing performance by steel sleeving. When you get your cylinder replated at U. S. Chrome you’ll receive custom clearances. Our cylinder repair shop technicians know how to custom size your bore for a precision piston fit.

U.S. Chrome is a proud distributor of Wiseco, Pro X, SPI, Vertex and Wossner pistons. Whatever your piston, cylinder or boring needs we have the performance-driven cylinder coatings and piston coatings to outfit your powersport craft with unmatched performance.

Better Frictional Properties, Oil Retention and Lubricity Equal More Horsepower

Cylinder ReplatingU. S. Chrome uses a proprietary oleophilic coating known as Nicom™ - patented by U.S. Chrome in 1979. This coating absorbs and retains oil like a sponge, so your bore will never release oil, rust or oxidize. With such a strong affinity for oils, both organic and synthethic. NiCom™ plating provides greater oil retention for increased horsepower.

With NiCom™ plating you’ll never have to worry about streaking, scuffing or striping in the bore, even under the most demanding conditions. Our honing process provides you with better cylinder bore geometry and concentricity. Our cylinder bores hold their roundness and straightness better than other cylinder repair facility in the world. With U. S. Chrome's cylinder coating and honing process, you'll never have to worry about your cylinder bore going out of round or wearing out!

Cylinder Boring Motorcycles Piston Coatings Our reputation is unmatched. We encourage you to ask around the Powersport Industry. You simply won't find any company with our experience, technical depth and business integrity. We always give you the highest quality product and workmanship. Plus, with fast turnaround time and 3 day Rush service availability, you'll be back on the edge in no time!

Contact our cylinder repair shop or fill out a cylinder plating order form now for performance-driven cylinder solutions.

We Pay CASH for Used / Worn / Damaged Cylinders (must be plated cylinders)

ATV's - Motorcycles - Snowmobiles - PWC  (call for details & pricing)