Welcome to the cylinder plating website of the company which originated, perfected, and revolutionized cylinder plating and honing in the United States.
U.S. Chrome has been in the precision plating business since 1940. In the past 80+ years, we have been global pioneers in cylinder plating, striving to improve the performance of your parts. We were the first company in the world to successfully electroplate onto aluminum substrates. U.S. Chrome began electroplating aluminum powersport cylinder bores in 1979. Since then we have plated well over 1,000,000 cylinder bores. U.S. Chrome is the industry leader in the development of composite coating chemistry and innovation. We are also revered as the experts in cylinder honing and cylinder plating.
We pride ourselves on delivering the highest quality products every time. With a full-time Quality Engineer, PhD chemist, and custom-engineered diamond honing tools and mandrels, we offer the most consistently diamond hard cylinder coatings possible. Whether with a standard size or in a big bore, we create the roundest, straightest bores available anywhere. Our technology has resulted in bores which are race-proven since 1979. Under the most demanding conditions NiCom plating will never streak, scuff or "stripe".
Our U.S. Chrome NiCom process is endorsed by performance racing icons such as Mercury Marine, GM/Corvette Racing, RK Tek, Racin Station, Marchbank/Boyd Racing, MCB Performance, Sled Head Racing, JM Racing and Kustom Kraft, Rex Hall and Diamond.