We specialize in chroming, weld repair, and overhaul of aircraft
cylinders. In addition to this, we chrome liners for both aircraft
and automotive. We also maintain an inventory of cylinder assemblies
for outright sale.
The cylinder goes through the same process as channel chrome
stopping at the point where the channels are created. At this
time, the cylinder is removed from the chrome tank and honed.
Silicon carbide is then mechanically induced onto the surface.
This leaves the surface slightly abrasive, which results in
a cylinder with lower oil consumption and faster break-in time.
The inside of the cylinder bore is ground ntil a smooth surface
is attained. Hard chrome is then applied through electroplating
until specific dimensions are reached. At the appropriate time
the electrical current is reversed so that cracks or “channels”
can form. The depth and number of channels is critical as they
provide the means for proper lubrication. Too few channels will
inhibit adequate lubrication, too many will result in excessive