Plated Cylinder Service - Your World Leader
Cylinder Plating | Cylinder Repair | Cylinder Boring
U.S. Chrome's cylinder services offer better durability, better oil retention, better compression, reduced friction and better power. We are a world leader in cylinder plating, composite plating chemistry, cylinder honing and rebuilding. Trust U.S. Chrome when you need maximum performance, horsepower and reliability. Our cylinder services include:
- Cylinder Repair
- Cylinder Plating
- Cylinder Boring
- Piston Coatings
- NiCom Nikasil Cylinder Coating
- Diamond Honing
Offering superior cylinder services since 1979, U.S. Chrome is proud to serve professional racers and weekend riders alike in the ATV, snowmobile, motorcycle, dirtbike, marine and automotive markets. We offer fast services and one of the best turntimes in the industry. Fill out an order form now to get started.
Turntime as of July 1st, 2020: 2.5 weeks
Rush Service (5 working days) is available for $100 per cylinder bore
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 see all the details of our warranty view the bottom of our cylinder plating order form.
For questions and concerns call or contact a US Chrome restoration specialist.
Popular Cylinder Repair Services
- Honda Dirt Bike Cylinder Repair
- Honda Sport Bike Cylinder Repair
- Honda Vintage Motorcycle Cylinder Repair
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:
Are You Getting the Most out of Your Piston's Potential?
Improve Engine Output and Durability with Abradable Powder Coatings by U.S. Chrome
Without US Chrome’s abradable powder coated piston services, your motorcycle, boat, ATV or snowmobile may not be offering the best performance possible!
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.
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)