As you may recall, or not, I had Graves Plating do the chrome on WECATCHEM about three years ago. How has it held up? Mind you I live in an area that is Salt water and brackish. Depending on the time of year. And well, it can be rough on the metal on my boats. Needless to say I do go through some polish.
But I am not obsessive about it. I just watch it and clean it. No rituals anymore.
Graves Plating does amazing work, and has a system in place for decades that goes the extra mile. And you do pay for it. Or do you? Maybe it’s the standard cost and cheaper chrome jobs are just that. Cheaper and cutting corners? So how does that extra mile hold up.
Well? Well! Very Well, insane well. (That was some punctuation humor BTW. )
I did call Rod Graves and let him know I was thrilled with the work. We talked about the fact that most of his crew has been there for decades, and some of the machines, polishers etc are from the 1940’s and are the best of the best. I suppose when you think about it. Chrome is a 1940’s -1960’s thing, so the best machines and processes would have been from then, and over the years, corners have been cut to save money. NOT at Graves, and thats why so many Pebble Beach cars and Tahoe Winners get chrome from Graves Plating.
Oh.. wait, did I say Tahoe? As in Lake Tahoe Show.. I almost forgot. VOTE DA BOAT! the Trawler boat. We can make history. SWEET PEA can be the first and chances are only Trawler to win on Lake Tahoe.