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US Chrome Represents at Performance Racing Industry Conference

Leading Cylinder Plating Company Returns to Trade Show for 30th Anniversary Thursday, Dec 7: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday, Dec 8 : 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec 9 : 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. US Chrome returns to the PRI Trade Show on December 7 – 9 2017 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. Ryan and Scott will represent US Chrome among hundreds of industry leaders in presenting emerging technologies and products to racing professionals and hobbyists. For the trade show's 30th anniversary, PRI has introduced a new “Featured Products” showcase, allowing motorsport companies to exhibit their latest products and services. Attendees will see the best products the industry has to offer, so be sure to seek out US Chrome for the latest in cylinder plating tech! You’ll find US Chrome at booth #2609—right near the Valvoline Booth in the Green Hall. Read the entire Article

US Chrome at AIMExpo

See Our Cylinder Plating Experts at the Convention! September 21-24 2017, Columbus, OH US Chrome will be representing our cutting edge cylinder plating services this year at the American International Motorcycle Expo, widely considered North America’s premier powersports trade show. In its fifth year, 2017 marks the first time the event will be hosted in Columbus Ohio, at The Greater Columbus Convention Center. The event’s move from Orlando, FL to Columbus, OH places it squarely in the middle of North America’s highest concentration of motorcycle manufacturers, retailers, parts dealers and fabricators. US Chrome will be among hundreds of exhibitors housed in the center’s newly expanded 1.8 million square foot floor plan. Attendees will experience innovative product showcases, dealer seminars, new product launches and the opportunity to interface with leaders in the industry, including the motorcycle cylinder experts at US Chrome. Come check out our booth! You&… Read the entire Article

FSAE Racing Success

Alabama FSAE Crimson Racing Excels with Cylinder Plating from US Chrome US Chrome are pleased to count the University of Alabama’s Formula SAE Crimson Racing team as one our cylinder bore plating success stories. Crimson Racing has entered Michigan’s FSAE competition for the past three years, achieving its highest ever placement at 17th place in the 2017 competition. Thanks to great engineering, dedication of team members, and quality engine plating, Crimson Racing set a university record in the process. US Chrome Cylinder Plating Produces More Power The Crimson Racing team reused an engine from their 2015 entry, which was fitted with a Yamaha R6 super bike engine from the mid-2000s. After installing high compression 13.5:1 pistons and a thinner head gasket, they were able to improve compression to 170 psi. After cylinder replating from U.S. Chrome, and switching back to the stock pistons, they increased compression pressure to 240 psi. These adjustments yielded a 20% po… Read the entire Article

US Chrome at the UTV and ATV Derby Championships

Chrome Plating Booth Eagle River US Chrome will be exhibiting at the UTV and ATV Derby Championships at the Derby Track in Eagle River WI August 18-20, 2017. Please stop by our booth in manufacture city to discuss how we can restore your engine’s performance, save you a lot of $$, and improve reliability and horsepower on all of your powersport machines! Talk to our chrome plating specialists to learn more about cylinder boring, replating and piston coating. Contact Us to learn more!   Read the entire Article


US Chrome Updated Buying List 1/12/2017 $50-$60 per Core Sale (These prices are good until our stock is replenished) Procedure for Core Sales 1) All Core Sales need a call ahead or/email approval Call 866-922-5066 ext 106 (Ginger) or ext 109 (Ryan)    Email list to or    2) USC Rep will send an email to customer with price quote and approval of sales 3) Please send the email or note with Reps name and price quote- in the box with cores. (Cores without USC documentation or pre-approval may be rejected)    IF THE CORES YOU HAVE ARE NOT ON THIS LIST CALL OR EMAIL FOR PRICE QUOTES. NOTE: ALL CORES NEED TO BE REPAIRABLE - sleeved or modified cylinders are not acceptable cores. ARCTIC CAT QUANTITY NEEDED Arc-W 900cc 91B5 2 Arc-W 1000cc T-Rack  91B6 (T-Shark) 1 Arc-W 1100cc T-Rack  91B8 (T-Shark) 2   &n… Read the entire Article

Nikasil Cylinder Plating Services from US Chrome of Wisconsin

We do Repair and Boring too! Providing Cylinder Services for Any Power Sport Engine Falling in love with your vehicle is common with all power sport enthusiasts. Whether your cylinders are damaged and in need of repair, you want to improve the performance of your engine with Nikasil plated cylinders, or you’re looking for fairly priced used/refurbished cylinders, count on US Chrome. We understand how important it is to restore compression in your engine for increased horsepower and peak performance. Our cylinder services are for a variety of power sport vehicles - snowmobiles, motorcycles, karts, ATVs, dirt bikes, and more – and reputable for keeping racers in the lead. Power Sport Vehicles Benefit from US Chrome’s Cylinder Plating, Repair, and Boring Services When you’re seeking a top notch cylinder plating process for your power-vehicle - whether it’s a snowmobile, dirt bike, ATV/UTV, sport bike, or watercraft - turn to US Chrome of Wisconsin. Our N… Read the entire Article

U.S. Chrome of Wisconsin: Wheel of Thunder’s April 2016 Magazine Feature Story

It comes as no surprise that U.S. Chrome of Wisconsin was chosen as the feature story in the April 2016 issue of Wheels of Thunder All Motor Sports Magazine™. U.S. Chrome, founded by Roger Reath and Lou Raymond, stays in the family today – owned and managed by Scott Reath, Roger Reath’s grandson. Starting its rise to leadership in the cylinder plating industry in the 1940’s, U.S. Chrome made its first impressions on manufacturers during World War II, developing a chrome plating for military hardware that was thicker and harder than other products available on the market. Rifle barrels, chainsaw cylinder bores, Bridgeport Mill saddles and ways, Mercury Marine cylinder bores, and air-cooled Kohler Engine blocks were some of the more popular products to benefit from U.S. Chromes revolutionary advances in plating technology.  U.S Chrome of Wisconsin took their game to the next level in 1996 when they created NiCom, a Nickel Silicon Carbide composite used for … Read the entire Article


BUY LIST 11/23/15 CORE SALES PRICE INCREASE FOR THE CORES LISTED BELOW (These prices are good until our stock is replenished) We will pay $50 per bore cash out or $60 per bore for credit on account. All core sales need pre-approval, see the approval procedure directly below. Procedure for Core Sales 1) All Core Sales need a call ahead or/email approval Call 866-922-5066 ext 106 (Ginger) or ext 109 (Ryan)     Email list to or    2) USC Rep will send an email to customer with price quote and approval of sales 3) Please send the email or note with Reps name and price quote- in the box with cores. (Cores without USC documentation or pre-approval may be rejected)    IF THE CORES YOU HAVE ARE NOT ON THIS LIST CALL OR EMAIL FOR PRICE QUOTES. NOTE: ALL CORES NEED TO BE REPAIRABLE - sleeved or modified cylinders are not acceptable cores. ARCTIC CAT   QUANTITY NEEDED Arc … Read the entire Article

Farrell Wins Two Races, Loikits Clinches ASRA Superstock Title At Blackhawk Farms Raceway

© 2015, Roadracing World Publishing, Inc. From a press release issued by ASRA/CCS:AMA Sanctioned ASRA Sprint Series Presented by Pirelli Tire September 26, 2015 Blackhawk Farms Raceway South Beloit, IL South Beloit, IL– The AMA sanctioned ASRA Sprint Series presented by Pirelli Tire joined the Championship Cup Series Mid-West Series Final at Blackhawk Farms Raceway to say hello to Fall and goodbye to the 2015 season for the CCS racers in the Mid-West.. With 157 riders accounting for 576 entries the season finale at Blackhawk Farms was looking like the days of old and Jason Farrell did his best to give the crowd a good dose of déjà vu with two wins on his Kawasaki ZX6R 636. First out for the afternoon finals was SuperStock and it was Jason Farrell with the holeshot, leaving the rest of the field to battle it out for second position behind the Kawasaki rider. After 9 laps it was Drew Jankord coming in second on his Kawasaki ZX-10R followed by series regul… Read the entire Article

Derby Track – Press Release

August 17, 2015 Sedona Tire and Wheels Competition Mud Pit For more information: contact Russell Davis, V.P. of Marketing & Sales, 715-479-4424  Sedona Tire & Wheel‘competition mud pit’will challenge riders  EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (August 17, 2015) – There will be plenty of spirited action in the competition mud pit presented by Sedona Tire & Wheel for fans to enjoy during the Trig’s Smokehouse UTV/ATV World Championship Derby at Eagle River, Wis.  The family-friendly activities featuring oval and short course racing, mud pits and lots more will take place Friday through Sunday, Aug. 28-30 at the AMSOIL World Championship Derby Track.  “This weekend is all about family and friends getting together, having fun and cheering on their favorite riders,” said Chuck Decker, President and owner of the Derby Track. “Come out and be a part of one the best UTV/ATV events in the Upper Midwest!”  The UTV/ATV raci… Read the entire Article

Chevrolet Corvette CR7 Victory!

US Chrome is proud to be a part of Corvette Racing’s success at the 2015 Le Mans 24 hour GTE Pro race! Le Mans is the ultimate test when it comes to automotive motorsport endurance. Competitors need durable, reliable components capable of withstanding 24 hours of race level performance. When Corvette Racing chose US Chrome Corporation of Wisconsin to NiCom™ plate their engine liners, we were eager to create a custom solution meeting the rigorous requirements of such a demanding race. Race Highlights Following the crash of the No. 63 CR7, the entire Corvette Racing team rallied around the remaining No. 64 car. In true racing fashion, the team put it all on the line and pushed the remaining car to the limit. After a frantic 24 hours and 337 laps, the No. 64 car won the GTE Pro podium by a momentous 5 laps! – an improvement from last year’s narrow second place finish. An Outstanding Team Leads the way to Victory Victory, especially at Le Mans, is no small feat… Read the entire Article

Wisconsin Cylinder Plating Shop Throws Power Sports Photo Contest!

Discount on Cylinder Services or Piston Coatings for Winner of Monthly Power Sports Photo Contest U.S. Chrome’s cylinder plating shop in Wisconsin is throwing a Monthly Power Sports Photo Contest! Submit your best power sports picture to be used on our photo gallery and our Facebook page! A winner will be selected every month. Winners receive a free T-shirt, a $30 coupon for your next piston coating or cylinder repair job AND fame via the U.S. Chrome Facebook page and on our email blasts! Submit your best power sports photo to with the subject line “Power Sports Photo Contest.”  Congratulations to last month’s winner, Oscar Fazz of SHOC Racing. Fazz is seen here at the starting line of the Baja 1000! U.S. Chrome’s motorcycle cylinder repair department repaired Oscar’s worn and damaged motorcycle cylinder to better than new condition. The motorcycle cylinder also had precision honing work done to match the Wossner piston. Read the entire Article

Motorcycle Cylinder Plating Specialists Featured at 2015 Loretta Lynn MX Area Qualifiers in Tigerton, WI

Motorcycle and Dirt Bike Cylinder Plating Specialists Highlighted at the Motozone in Tigerton, WI May 1-3, 2015 The motorcycle and dirt bike cylinder plating specialists from U.S. Chrome will be featured at the 2015 Loretta Lynn MX Area Qualifiers in Tigerton, WI. The Loretta Lynn AMA Amateur National Championship Area Qualifier is the largest and most prestigious amateur motocross championship in the world! This major motocross event takes place across 32 states, including Wisconsin. The 2015 AMA Amateur National Loretta Lynn Area Qualifier is taking place in Tigerton, WI Friday May 1st through Sunday May 3rd at the Motozone. The Motozone in Tigerton, WI has undergone a complete track rebuild for a totally new experience! Some of the track reshaping includes new rhythm sections, elevated corners and off-chambers. The U.S. Chrome dirt bike and motorcycle cylinder plating specialists will be attending this incredible event; so stop over…We’ll have U. S. Chrome T-shirts… Read the entire Article

NiCom™ Plating: Unique Benefits of The High Tech Cylinder Coating

NiCom™ Cylinder Coatings: Friction, Hardness, Corrosion, Buildup and Sliding Wear There are a many unique benefits of NiCom™ plating, including properties like friction, hardness, corrosion, buildup and sliding wear. Below, our cylinder plating specialists explain more about this high-tech cylinder coating and its benefits. NiCom™ Coating Technical Summary NiCom™ is a Nickel Silicon Carbide Dispersion Coating. The electro-composite NiCom™ coating consists of a nickel-metal matrix primary phase and/or hard particulate secondary phase, which is dispersed uniformly within it. The NiCom™ plating process involves electroplating nickel in the presence of hard particulates like SiC, under conditions which permit the hard particulate to co-deposit with the nickel. This results in an electroplated composite material where engineering thickness is achievable for OEM or O&R. NiCom™ coatings are impressive alternatives to Hard Chromium Plating due … Read the entire Article

U. S. Chrome Nikasil Coatings Featured in ON SNOW Magazine

The U.S. Chrome cylinder plating and repair shop was just featured in "ON SNOW" magazine for our performance-driven NiCom™ plating technology! Read the entire Article


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