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Jack V. from Michigan called and told us about his 1965 Plymouth Belvedere bumpers that we chromed. In Jacks words "They look fantastic". Jack has been to car shows in Detroit, Grand Rapids, and Gross Point. Of all the chrome he saw, North Star's chrome is equal to, or better than the others. Thanks...


I'm overcome by car envy.  Paint schemes and colors stretch for blocks. 

It's the 46th annual 'Back to the 50s' weekend at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. More than 11,000 classic cars and trucks, 1964 and older are gathered here.

For 15 years North Star Plating has been represented at this event...

They don't make 'em like this anymore.

In 1941 the Cadillac showed off a 4 pound chrome, hood ornament called the Flying Goddess! One of these beauties arrived at North Star Plating a while back. After hours of detail work and layers of copper, nickel, and chrome, she's restored and ready to be front-center again.


Hood Ornaments da...

Patience is a Virtue of the Car Restorer
Patience is a Virtue of the Car Restorer

As much as I enjoy the auto restoration shows on TV, I realize that the 30 minutes showing a start, to finish project, probably took up to 2 years.

Chromed Classics Mean Springtime in Minnesota
Chromed Classics Mean Springtime in Minnesota

It’s late April in Minnesota and the classic cars are beginning to show up on our roads after winter hibernation. Soon the glint of chrome will be everywhere.