Plated Cylinder Service - Your World Leader
Are You Getting the Most out of Your Piston's Potential?
Without US Chrome’s abradable powder coated piston services, your motorcycle, boat, ATV or snowmobile may not be offering the best performance possible!
- Cylinder Plating and Repair Order Form
- Cylinder Repair Pricing Info
- Cylinder Repair Shipping Info
- Effective June 15, 2018: Due to rising nickel and raw material prices U.S. Chrome will implement a 5% price increase. Price list will be updated June 15, 2018.
Cylinder distortions - resulting from standard operational loads, temperature variations and assembly inconsistencies - create a loose piston fit. Piston engineers purposely size down to ensure the piston will reasonably accommodate these inconsistencies, preventing scuffing or engine lock. But this improper fit means lost output.
Abradable powder coatings fill gaps with a degradable graphite layer which wears down in the spots of greatest friction to create a perfect fit after it’s properly broken in. The perfect seal minimizes secondary motion and allows optimal compression and output. Oil Load is spread out to a much wider contact point, reducing friction and eliminating piston slap and rocking.
US Chrome has been applying APCs from Line 2 Line coatings since 2009. Our piston coating services are safe for all engines, will delay failures and reduce vibration in two-stroke, four-stroke and vintage motors of all types.
Learn more about US Chrome’s abradable piston coatings and check out the video from Line 2 Line coatings.
Introducing TriCom Anti-Corrosion Coatings
U.S. Chrome is proud to announce the TriCom family of anti-corrosion coatings. TriCom coatings are exclusive to U.S. Chrome. The all-new electroplated cobalt chrome carbide (Cr3C2) coating offers superior anti-corrosion and wear resistance properties.
- Hardness: 300-400 VHN @ 100 gm Load
- Carbide Volume Fraction: 12-25% Volume
- As-Plated Surface Finish: Ra ≈ 400 µinch (10 µm)
- Typical Coating Thickness: .001 - .015" (25-375 µm)
Non-toxic and environmentally friendly, TriCom is ideal for use on farming equipment and other applications with excessive rotational wear. With low frictional characteristics up to 800°C, TriCom can run against a plethora of metals.
US Chrome Cylinder Plating and Honing Services
US Chrome's plating offers 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, horsepower, and reliability, trust U.S. Chrome. Our services include:
- 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
U.S. Chrome has offered quality cylinder coating services since 1979. To enhance the performance, durability, and reliability of your vehicle contact US Chrome or start filling out a cylinder plating order form.
Cylinder Coating Applications
U.S. Chrome is an industry 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 for a variety of applications and brands, including but not limited to:
- Arctic Cat
Cylinder Plating, Repair, and Restoration with 1 Year Warranty
U. S. Chrome's patented Nicom plating will improve the performance of all motorsport engines. Unlike inferior processes, our coatings offer superior durability, thermal heat dissipation, lubricity, and hardness over OEM factory plating or that of the competition. We are confident in our ability to restore or repair beyond your expectations. This is why we offer a 1-year warranty for defects in material and workmanship from the date of purchase. To view all the details of our warranty scroll to the bottom of our cylinder plating order form.
For questions and concerns call or contact a US Chrome restoration specialist.
US Chrome and NASCAR
Congratulations to Matt DiBenedetto , Frankie Stoddard, and the #32 Go Fas team for a great 9th Place finish in the 2017 Daytona 500. US Chrome continues our long relationship with NASCAR racing, back to 1984, and we will be an associate sponsor for the 32 Team again in 2017.
Look for race pass giveaways for US Chrome customers this season! US Chrome Cylinders looks forward to continuing engine technology and support for this great American tradition!
Cylinder Exchange Program
U.S. Chrome offers same day cylinder exchanges 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. Don't waste your hard earned money and compromise performance. Buy one of our remanufactured cylinders for sale right now!
We Buy used/worn or Damaged Cylinders!
U.S Chrome will also buy your cylinders. All cylinders must be repairable. Sleeved or modified cylinders are not accepted. Below is a list of some of our branded cylinders we buy:
- Arc-S 900cc 88J2, 88J4, 88J5
- Arc-S 700cc 96B1
- Arc-S 600cc 87K1
- Pol-S 550cc EC55PM - Plated Version Only!
- Pol-S 700cc 3021866
- Pol-S 800cc 3022205, 3022201, 3022352
- Pol-S 800cc 3022449
- Ski-S 800cc 6623240 (Rotax - 2 bores)
- Ski-S 800cc 613852 (Rotax)
- Ski-S 600cc 623262
- Ski-S 700cc 923695
U. S. Chrome is interested in almost all two-stroke, dirt bike, motorcycle, and personal watercraft cylinders.
These are only a few of the cylinders we will buy. To view our entire buying list for cylinders click the link below.
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)