Custom Metal Finishing Specialists



Queen City Plating, Inc. performs a wide variety of plated finishes on all common metals, including aluminum and stainless.
We also provide precise repair services..

• Decorative Chromium

• Electroless Nickel

• Bright Nickel

• Dull Nickel AND Black Nickel

• Bright Zinc Plating

• Black Oxide on Steel

• Acid and Cyanide Copper

• Decorative 24 Karat Gold

• Brass Plating

• Silver Plating

• Tin Plating

• Cadmium & Zinc, Types I and II

• Antique and Satin Finishes

• Mil-Spec. Finishes

• Custom Finishes


• Complete Polishing Services

• Straightening Dent Removal

• TIG / MIG Welding

• Low and Hi-Temp Soldering

• Silver Brazing-Crack Repairs

• Bead Blasting, Sand Blasting and Stripping of Plating and Paints

• Painting and Clear Coating

We specialize in show-quality chrome plating and metal restoration for
antique and classic cars, boats, motorcycles, machinery, hot rods, and more.
All work At Queen City Plating  is performed in house.


1923 to 2014 - Celebrating our 91st Year!

This third-generation family owned business was founded in 1923 by Robert E. Frisch, and two partners as Queen City Electroplating Works. Located in downtown Seattle, Washington, they operated a quality minded service that specialized in the restoration and plating of car parts, household fixtures, marine hardware and light production work.

Relocating to the Pike Place Market after World War II, Robert's son, Leo Frisch, joined the company, continuing the tradition of customer satisfaction through high quality refinishing. Robert retired in 1964, leaving the operation to Leo.

 After Leo passed away from a brief illness in 1970, his wife, Marion made many contributions to the growth of the company. In 1974, their son Richard, joined the company. He instinctively knew that commitment to quality was the most important factor in customer satisfaction. His proficiency in plating, polishing, mastery of metallurgy, mechanics, and countless other aspects of working with the tools of the trade makes him an invaluable key to this company's operations.

Richard Frisch continues to oversee the day to day operation of the business and is actively involved with plating and customer service.

The staff of highly skilled, long-standing employees greatly contribute to the success of this unique family business.


Located in the Pacific Northwest in Washington state, in the city of
Mukilteo (pronounced muck-il-TEE-oh) between Seattle and Everett.

Queen City Plating, Inc.
11914 Cyrus Way
Mukilteo, Washington 98275

Our office hours are: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday though Friday

Call us at: 425 315-1992

Toll free: 1-800-617-1995




Do you plate wheels?

We only plate true wire spoked wheels. Sorry, we do not plate ANY reverse, alloy, or mag wheels. This is due to the highly competitive nature of the aftermarket wheel industry, as well as the numerous design styles of these items. We do not plate ANY reverse or mag wheels. Nearly all wheels now come from China, generally the plating on them is of poor quality. That's why they usually don't last.

What is plating?

Common electroplating is simply a disassociation and reassociation of metal atoms performed through electrolysis. For a thorough explanation go to the Finishing .com web site. Very cool!

Are there different types of plating?

Yes. The three most common are: electroplating, electroless (autocatalytic), and mechanical plating.

How much will it cost?

Costs depend the amount of time required for us to process your job. Every job varies in it's complexity - some are simple and fast. Others can take many hours. We will make every effort to give you a close estimate if you call us and are able to accurately describe the object and the finish that is needed. Firm price quotes can only be given after we see the part(s).

How long does it take?

Our lead times depend on complexity of the job, and any backlog. Generally 1 to 4 weeks. Some small orders can be processed in as little as one day. In dire situations, when you need it super fast, call us. 1 800-617-1995 or 425 315-1992 . We will work with you.

Does Queen City Plating, Inc. guarantee it's work?

Yes, absolutely! We have the best warranty in the industry. Our plated marine hardware is guaranteed for a full five years against green corrosion. Automotive and other classes of plating is covered against peeling or flaking as long as you own it. Count on us to do the job right the first time.

Can aluminum be plated?

Yes. We started plating aluminum over 60 years ago. Even porous, sandcast aluminum can be plated to a true mirror finish in most cases.

Why is my bumper peeling, I had it replated just a year ago by another shop?

If your bumper or other item is peeling or flaking, it's because of poor surface preparation. Tight quality control must be employed in every step of the replating process. No shortcuts equals no rejects. Remember: You get what you pay for.

Can plastic be plated?

Yes, the only plastic parts we plate must be previously electroplated and in excellent condition. For example, we can change the finish on plumbing fixtures to gold, brass, nickel, etc. CAR RESTORERS NOTE: plastic automotive interior parts are most often vacuum metalized (Ion Vapor Deposition). We DO NOT do this process. Contact the resources available in Hemming's Motor News, etc.

Do you plate Zinc Diecastings, or "Pot Metal"?

Yes, cost is dependent on the condition of the part. Highly detailed zinc die-cast parts that are heavily deteriorated are NOT always good candidates for refinishing.

The item I have is dented, cracked and/or broken. Can it be repaired?

Yes. We perform many repair operations. See our services page or call us.

Is there a minimum charge?

We have a minimum order of $125.00 and a 6.5% hazardous waste disposal fee is added to all orders plus any applicable sales tax and freight.



The very best way to contact us is the old fashioned way!

Our toll-free number is: 1-800-617-1992
Our local number is: 425-315-1992 evenings and weekends.

Our office hours are: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Pacific time,
Monday through Friday

Queen City Plating, Inc.
11914 Cyrus Way
Mukilteo, Washington 98275

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