Testimonials 2018-11-04T12:44:43+00:00

Customer Letters & Testimonials

Teresa Gardner

What We Did

The customer wanted two horse shoes from her horses polished , chrome plated and engraved with the horse names.

We are probably one of the few companies in the UK that will mechanically engrave horse shoes due top the nature of this hard material.

Customer’s Feedback

Dear James

I received my refurbished shoes on Saturday and I cannot tell you how pleased and impressed I am with them. The service you provided was exceptional too. Many thanks for making them a treasured memory for me.

Terry Jackson – Terry Jackson Motors

What We Did

The customer wanted some original finishes for the restoration of a classic Mercedes. We managed to Vapour blast the rocker covers and cooling fan to match the original finish. Together with the replating of all the fuel and lubrication lines and sundry fittings with bright zinc and coloured passivation finish.

Customer’s Feedback

Good morning Ken,

Many thanks for the parts which were received this morning.

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know how impressed I
am with your work, the detail is superb and I am so pleased with the
chromed parts. I will be using your services in the future and if you
would like a testimonial from us to use on you web site, we would be
very pleased to provide one.

Kind regards,
Terry

David Johnson

What We Did

We have restored every chrome part on the cars (apart from the bumpers and hubcaps which are stainless steel)

Customer’s Feedback

Hi,
James has asked me to send you some photographs of the classic cars you have provided chromium plating for. The blue car is a 1935 Austin 10/4 Lichfield saloon and was finally completed last year appearing in the May edition of the Austin Ten owners Club magazine. I first started working on this particular car some six or seven years ago and came to visit you when you were still in your workshops beside the Royal Military Canal. Every chrome plated part has been refurbished by you except the front and rear bumpers and hubcaps which are original stainless steel
The green car, which is the most recent, is a 1935 Austin 12/4 Ascot saloon and I expect to be sending to you some more small parts such as door handles and fittings in the New Year.
Both cars have a complete ownership history from new with owners manuals and log books and have under 45K miles on the clock.
Best wishes
David Johnson

J R Rowe DSC QCS – RAF Queens Colour Squadron

What We Did

We de-chromed and mirror polished the ceremonial bayonets for the queens colour squadron. The handles were repainted and safety catches reassembled.

Customer’s Feedback

I would like to thank you for the very excellent work that you have recently completed on the ceremonial bayonets for the Queen’s Colour Squadron. The work was completed to a very high standard and we are grateful given the timescales involved.

Graham Bowen – Private Restorer

What We Did

Graham is one of our first customers going back to when we first started in 1989. He is a private collector and restorer. He has won many shows with his bikes and is well known among Triumph owners.

This is just a few of his bikes we have restored the chrome on, he has kindly given us these pictures together with news articles and a letter of recommendation.

Customer’s Feedback

We were provided with a service that was second to none. They carry out all of my re-chroming work for my restorations (many of which have won concourse awards). The quality of their plating, polishing and their attention to detail is first class.

If you want the very best for your restoration then look no further than these guys!

S.Coleman – Private Restorer

What We Did

We repaired and re-chrome the handle off a Silver Cross pram she was restoring.

Customer’s Feedback

I was really pleased with the pram handles which you re-chromed for me a few weeks back and I hope you can work your magic on above items.

Many Thanks

Sam Britton – House Restorer

What We Did

These were Brass internal door furnature we stripped polished and laquered.

Customer’s Feedback

I received the parcel of door handles etc, fitted them all up and they look magnificent.

I throught I would drop you a line and let you know how delighted I am with the work you did for me.

Beautifully finished and perfectly pacakged. I will certainly recommend your company to anybody if I have the opertunity.

John Harding – John Harding

What We Did

We Chromed the VW badge for his camper van

Customer’s Feedback

I thought you might like to see the badge attached to the vehicle.

Peter Turner – Peter Turner

What We Did

The original bumpers for this car were in poor condition for us to get a good result. So the customer supplied a set of bumpers from a different model which we were able to modify to fit the car.

Using these better quality materials we were able to get a good result for him.

Customer’s Feedback

Attached are photos of my Saab 92B taken recently at the Saab Owners Club International Weekend at Wicksteed Park in Kettering.
The chrome was shining bright and much admired – your company name was mentioned and has also appeared in our magazine Saab Driver.
A great job done – a very good and friendly service.
Many thanks.
Best regards
Peter Turner

Poy Potts – Roy Potts

What We Did

We repaired and polished the badly twisted and dented moustache on the front of this 1950s NSU

Customer’s Feedback

Hi Ken
As discussed , hopefully you will be able to help me out again . I have also attached a photo of the fitted moustache you kindly repaired for me .
Please call me with your thoughts and if OK I will send them down .
Kind Regards
Roy Potts

Roger Bone – Private Restorer

What We Did

We restored all the bright work for this Alfa and were adle to adapt modern head lamps to fit this old classic by machining special adaptors to attach the head lamp rims to the headlamps.

Customer’s Feedback

I must take this opportunity to thank you for the high quality of craftsmanship and the standard of finish achieved on all the chrome and polished pieces, as you can see from the photographs they certainly make quite an impact on the car!

Also a special thank you for your engineering skills in solving the problem of fitting the Carrello head lamp rims onto Lucas head lamps, and rebuilding the door lock mechanisms, the end results are absolutely perfect.

I first decided to use CED some five years ago when I started the restoration, and I am so pleased that I stayed with that decision, once again thank you so much.

Brian Giles – Private Collector

What We Did

We restored all the bright work for this 1919 projector with original finishes. we were also able to re-manufacture some precision parts for the machine which enabled it to function as new.

Customer’s Feedback

I have enclosed a few pictures of my very rare 28mm projector originally manufactured about 1919 and which has now got 21st century performance. You may recall that you did all the nickel plating for me, the polishing of the brass lens mount and re-engineered a couple of damaged parts, a major restoration project.

It has far exceeded even my expectations. A needle sharp super bright picture and beautifully steady image.

It justified all the hard work and hours of restoration.

Raymond Stewart – Raymond Stewart

What We Did

We restored various Mazak Mascots, one of which had a damaged Antler.

Customer’s Feedback

Hello Ken
Thank you very much for doing such fine work again – on the Gazelle Mascots in particular – they look fantastic!!!
The other items too are great – they’ve been restored beautifully.
My next job now is to get the granite bases for the Gazelles – they will be stunning when mounted on them.
Would you please pass on my thanks to your staff who carried out all the work with such care – not wishing to sound “cheesey” but they should be proud at the skills and abilities they have and the pleasure they give to others – like myself.
Thank you also for taking such care with the packaging – it’s such a relief when the mascots are received back safely and in tact.
That’s all my Gazelles restored now – beautifully, thanks to you.
Keep up the good work!!!
Regards
Raymond Stewart
Kirkintilloch

Richard Carling at Rally Prep

What We Did

We repaired and polished damaged stainless steel trims from a classic GT6.

Customer’s Feedback

I have just received back from you the chrome trims for a GT6 that you rerstored for us.

Both trims look like new, far exceeding our expectations as the damage was quite extensive. A big thank you for a fantastic job and we will recommend you to our customers in the future.

Theresa Knowles – Knowles-Wilkins Engineering

What We Did

This company specializes in the restoration of Jaguar’s and we recromed a set of Mk2 Bumpers.

Customer’s Feedback

Just to let you know that we have unwrapped the chromes that you did for us and that we received a couple of weeks ago. All of us in the workshop were absolutely stunned by the quality of the workmanship and finish.

The blades shipped to you had the usual rust in the usual places, but what we have received back are better than new!

Thank you so much for your excellent work and I am afraid there will be more business coming your way soon!

Francis Borg – Malta Restorer

What We Did

These were parts from a classic that required a Bright Colour Zinc Finish.

Customer’s Feedback

Just received the fastners and I can say I am very pleased with the finish and the profeshional service you have provided.

I will surely be using your services again and will recommend your services in the classic bike and car clubs I make a part of in Malta!

Richard Gretton – Private Restorer

What We Did

These were parts we restored from a Honda CL90 Motorcycle.

Customer’s Feedback

Just a quick email to say thank you for the extremely good work done by yourselves on the re-chrominance of all the parts, and also the additional repairs to the front and rear mudguards.

I would certainly recommend your company to others and, should the need arise use your services again.

Mark Haresign – Rover P5b Member

What We Did

We repaired and re-chromed his bumper.

Customer’s Feedback

I collected my bumper and overriders today and unwrapped them to be delighted with the excellent chrome work. I shall be letting my friends know at the Rover club if that’s OK with you?

Geoff Nash – Private Restorer

What We Did

These were some indicator stems from an early Suzuki.

Customer’s Feedback

Just a quick note to let you know that the 1969 Suzuki TS250-1 indicator parts youive just chromed for me have arrived safely and I am very impressed with the quality and workmanship. You’ve got them better than new. An excellant job. Many thanks. Please can you thank the guy’s who worked on thier restoration.

Excelllent Job, Many thanks

Jeff West – Private Restorer

What We Did

We restored some delicate parts fro a milling machine to original specification.

Customer’s Feedback

I have recently had some parts Chromed for my Tom Senior Milling Machine. I would like to thank you for the flawless Chroming on these parts concerned, and the helpful attitude of the staff I had dealings with when I was at your premises.

Dave/Sue – Ailec Systems

What We Did

We restored Mazak parts from there Cadillac.

Customer’s Feedback

“You’ve made a car fanatic very happy”.

Terry Sunshine – Terry Sunshine

What We Did

We restored a pair of lamp reflectors.

Customer’s Feedback

Ken,
Thanks for the great work you did on the J40 reflectors, very pleased and will be asking you to do other work in the future.

Regards
Terry Sunshine

Ken Bridges – Ken Bridges

What We Did

These were badly corroded door handles from his old Ford. We managed to fill some of the larger Pits in the Mazak and get near perfect results.

Customer’s Feedback

Arrived back from my holiday to find the door handles had arrived you recently did for me. I am well pleased and wasn’t expecting them to be as near perfect as they are. Thank you so much guys. I will be recommending you on the Ford forums I moderate. Well done and thanks again.

Regards Ken Bridges.

David Johnson – David Johnson

What We Did

We restored head lamp shells one of which was badly damaged and other internal trim to his 1930’s Austin.

Customer’s Feedback

Dear Ken,
I was sorry to have missed you yesterday when I called to collect the parts for my Austin but as there was a weather warning in my area I was concerned to get home in daylight if possible. Of course, I had not reckoned with the Dartford crossing at that point so in actual fact it was after dark when I eventually got home.
Anyway, I wanted to say how pleased I am with the result of the work you have already done.
One very small question concerns the headlamp rim. I noticed that you had removed the flange that sits at the base of the rim and reattached it after polishing. Was this the original flange that you reattached? The reason I ask is because, as I have mentioned to you before, the other headlamp rim is a post war version which does not have the flange (the post war rims were just held in place by an interference fit on the headlamp bowl – they also detach themselves very easily) and as I want both headlamps to match I did not send that rim to you to restore. If however, you were able to make and attach a matching flange to my post war rim not only would it save my search for a replacement pre war rim but it would solve my problem in obtaining a matching set of rims.
I am very happy with the work you have already done. In fact it is tremendous and I can honestly say I have never seen such excellent chrome. Also the repair of the damaged headlamp – excellent, exceeding first class and a credit to you, your company and your employees.
Yours sincerely
David Johnson

Ben Simmonds – Ben Simmonds

What We Did

Ben served a four year  apprenticeship  with us and has gone on to work EDF Energy Nuclear Generation Ltd and currently works on Power stations all over Europe.

Customer’s Feedback

Hi Ken, How are you and the guys doing? I keep meaning to come down and see how you all are but I end up getting pulled into work. How’s everything going with the engineering and the restoration side of things? Most of the guys I work with at Dungeness talk about a chrome plating/ engineering company in Hythe that can do anything you want, I have great pleasure telling them that’s where I did my apprenticeship. I’m surprised sometimes when I talk to other engineers that have only ever been on a lathe and never touched a tig welder or they don’t no about cnc you must of done something right mate because they think im the man haha.
Regards
Ben

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Lary Bower – Private Collector

What We Did

We re-chromed and made custom chrome parts for this award winning scooter.

Customer’s Feedback

Had all my chrome done here and also machine work they are the best!

Peter Brown – Private Restorer

What We Did

We re-paired and re-chromed this bumper from a TR6

Customer’s Feedback

As promised here is a photo of my TR6 complete with front bumper which you kindly repaired and re-chromed.

I will have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone who needs a first class service!!!

Graham Harrison – Private Restorer

What We Did

We restored many sets of taps and bathroom  fittings from a large Edwardian house this customer was restoring.

Customer’s Feedback

I just wanted to thank you guys again for the brilliant job you have done on our heavy old taps. The finish is superb and has amazed all those who have seen them.

To be brutally honest I thought that such level of care and craftsmanship had long since gone from this country!

R F Peaster – Professional Restorer

What We Did

We re-chromed a set of triple exhaust pipes from a 1970’s classic.

Customer’s Feedback

Thank you for the chroming done so far – the best i’ve experienced.

Rodney Barbour – Private Restorer

What We Did

We re-chromed a pair of Austin Morris overriders, after a bad  experience with another company we managed to restore his faith in electroplating!

Customer’s Feedback

Many thanks for your service with the chroming of the Morris overriders, quick, efficient and a good result.

Nick Smith – Private Restorer

What We Did

We restored some very delicate parts for a 1913 Levis.

Customer’s Feedback

Thanks for an excellent job on the Dull Nickel Plated parts I collected today.

David Johnson PhD – G W Technology

What We Did

We carried out some chrome plating work on a windscreen frame and sun-visor.

Customer’s Feedback

Dear James,
I received the component part back this morning and I am very impressed with the quality of the chromium plating work that has been completed. This was a particularly difficult item as it was heavily corroded steel requiring a high polish on both the inner and outer legs of the frame. In use the component forms part of the windscreen frame top and sun visor fitted to a 1935 Austin 12/4 saloon car and is in eye line view at all times when the car is being driven so that any imperfection is clearly visible.
As previously when you have done work for me I find the result to be exceptional and can only applaud the skill and competence that makes such quality work apparent.
Thankyou once again,

Alistair Humphreys – Inter Public

What We Did

We managed to recondition the electromagnetic core on these water saving devices and in the process save this company the cost of replacing with a new unit.

Customer’s Feedback

Many thanks for the solenoid parts re-plated. We have re-assembled one and it is as new!

Kevin Braydon – Private Restorer

What We Did

We re-chromed various Ally engine cases for this customer on several bikes over many years. He has always been delited with the results and most importantly the durability, as he is an all weather user.

Customer’s Feedback

Firstly I would like to thank you for all the superb chroming work you have done on my bike over the years.

My bike gets used as often as possible, and I get a great deal of pleasure from the way it looks – you are the only plater I have found who can get chrome to ‘stick’ to Aluminum alloy for any given period of time.

Chris – Private Restorer

What We Did

We re-chromed a set of bumpers for this customers car and repaired some dents in the process.

Customer’s Feedback

I am extremely pleased with the result, bearing in mind what state they were in previously.

I look forward to getting them on the car – I hear a picnic calling!

Steven Garner – Private Restorer

What We Did

We re-chromed a pair of Benelli exhausts for this customer and repaired some dents during the process where they had been dropped at some point in there life.

Customer’s Feedback

Received Benelli exhaust today, i am absolutely delighted with them and would not hesitate to use your firm again.

Grahame Crew – Private Restorer

What We Did

These were stainless steel exhaust pipes from a Ducati motorcycle that had gone blue and brown from heat and dirt. We mirror polished them so they looked just like chrome the customer was pleased as you can read from his letter.

Customer’s Feedback

The polishing looks like Chrome and i think the price was fair too. I have already and will continue to recommend your services.

Alex James – Harvey Grammer School

What We Did

GCSE Student

This was a thank you letter from a student at out local grammar school who we polished and chrome a drum stick holder Free Of Charge as part of his GCSE Technology examine.

Customer’s Feedback

I Am very happy with it and i am still not convinced it is the same metal. All my friends and fellow students are amazed that my work looks so good. You have given such a professional finish that I am sure I will get a very high mark.

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You are more than welcome to visit our workshop in Folkestone or give us a call on 01303 257 187 for more information on how we can help or a free quote.

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