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Hydraulic Cylinder Chrome Plating in Chicago

One area of our expertise is re-chroming hydraulic cylinders. Industrial hard chrome plating is particularly ideal for hydraulic applications as it is slightly porous and offers lubrication value. If you’re looking to get your hydraulic cylinder re-chromed, we’re here to help!

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We’ve Been Doing Hydraulic Cylinder Chrome Plating for Over 30 Years

Our experienced team is happy to provide cylinder chrome plating for various components that are essential to your business. In addition to re-chroming cylinders that are small, we also offer repair and remanufacturing for large hydraulic cylinders, including hydraulic ram re-chroming.

You can rely on our team to provide you with quality workmanship regardless of the chrome plating you need. We utilize engineered switch mode rectifiers to deliver chrome plating that’s designed to last.

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Welded Cylinder Advantages & Disadvantages

Need for Rechroming

What Hydraulic Cylinder Parts Can Be Rechromed?

Rechroming a cylinder's hydraulic components is an alternative to machining new parts when they are no longer cost-effective.

Here are some parts that we commonly chrome plate and repair:

  • Plungers
  • Valve spools
  • Hydraulic cylinder rods
  • The internal diameter of cylinder shells

Rechroming Techniques

What Are the Advantages of Hydraulic Cylinder Chroming?

Chromium plating comes with many benefits to consider. We’ve outlined only a few of them below.

Fast Turnaround Time

Did you know that chrome plating hydraulic cylinder rods can be resurfaced in a day if needed? This means there’s minimal time and cost involved in shipping your parts to facilities that specialize in re-chroming. You’ll have your equipment back in your hands in no time!

Resistant to Wear

Hydraulic cylinder rod chrome plating only has 1 percent porosity. This means that it is highly resistant to both oxidation and corrosion. Wear resistance means rods are able to resist scratching or abuse to the surface that could occur in even the most extreme job environments.

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Cylinder Chrome Plating Process


Our Cylinder Chrome Plating Process

The process for cylinder rod re-chroming is simple and straightforward. We rebuild damaged journals to their original size through a process of grinding, chrome buildup, and grinding once more.

  • Rechroming hydraulic cylinder rods involves grinding and chroming during the repair process. Rods are polished or ground undersize, chrome plated oversize, and then reground and/or polished to your specifications. We never skip polishing.
  • When necessary, we can hone, chrome, and finish hone according to OEM specifications.
  • If the chrome is damaged beyond repair, we can strip the chrome from the part in question before refinishing it.

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Got a Cylinder to Rechrome?

Have you been searching for "hydraulic cylinder chroming near me?". If you have a cylinder that needs re-chroming, our team is happy to help!

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does cylinder re-chroming cost?

The cost of re-chroming a hydraulic cylinder can be as low as $150 and can go up to a few hundred dollars depending on specifics. If you’re interested in hearing more specific quotes, please get in touch with our team directly!

How long will a newly chrome-plated cylinder last?

There are many specifics that factor into how long a cylinder will last after it’s been chrome-plated. As a general rule of thumb, you can expect the reconditioned cylinder’s lifetime to be as long as a new cylinder.

How long does it take to re-chrome a cylinder?

We work diligently to re-chrome your cylinder as quickly as possible, providing excellent service along the way. If you need to know a specific lead time, our team is happy to provide you with an accurate timeline.