Welcome to Dixon Hard Chrome


Celebrating six decades of plating.
Established 1955. Los Angeles, California.


Founded in 1955 by Mr. Dick Dixon himself, we're committed to exceeding the strict plating requirements of the aerospace and aircraft overhaul industries, and we maintain the same high standards for every Dixon client.

With over six decades of experience, we've built Dixon Hard Chrome from the ground up by surpassing specifications and placing customer satisfaction at the core of our business.

We have over 10,000 square feet in the building complex and an additional 23,000 square feet of storage space. With our modern facilities, we're able to process and deliver small and large orders quick and at a competitive cost.

We've successfully serviced millions of parts over the decades and built countless relationships with valued clients.

Now it's your turn.



Approvals & Specifications


1Cadmium Plating
Military Specifications:
AMS-QQ-P-416, AMS 2400, BAC5709, DPS 9.28, HP 4-11, PS 13101, PS 13144

Classification:
Type 1 - Clear without supplementary chromate treatment
Type 2 - With supplementary chromate treatment, iridite (gold) and clear
Class 1 - .0005" thick
Class 2 - .0003" thick
Class 3 - .0002" thick
2Cadmium (Low Embrittlement)
Military Specifications:
MIL-STD-870, AMS 2401
3Cadmium-Titanium
Military Specifications:
MIL-STD-1500, AMS 2419, BAC 5804

Classification:
Type 1 - Clear without supplementary chromate treatment
Type 2 - With supplementary chromate treatment, iridite (gold) and clear
Class 1 - .0005" thick
Class 2 - .0003" thick
Class 3 - .0002" thick
4Chromium/Thin Dense Chromium Plating
Military Specifications:
AMS-QQ-C-320, AMS 2406, MIL-STD-1501, AMS 2460, BAC 5709, DPS 9.71, DPS 9.84, HP 4-13, PS 13102

Classification:
Class 1 - Corrosion protective plating
Class 2 - Engineering plating
Boeing - Class 2, 3, 4
5Copper Plating
Military Specifications:
MIL-C-14550, AMS 2418 Type 1, BAC 5722, DPS 9.69, PS 13104

Classification:
Class 0 - .001" - .005" thick
Class 1 - .0010" thick (for carburizing shield or brazing operations)
Class 2 - .0005" thick (as undercoat for nickel and other metals)
Class 3 - .0002" thick (to prevent basis metal migration into thin layer to poison solderability
Class 4 - .0001" thick (same as .0002")
6Chemical Film
Military Specifications:
MIL-C-5541, AMS-C-5541

Classification:
A corrosion resistant coating for aluminum and aluminum alloys.
7Electroless Nickel
Military Specifications:
MIL-C-26074, AMS 2404, DPS 9.67, PS 13105

Classification:
Class 1 - As coated condition
Class 2 - Conditioned (heated) for improved hardness
Class 3 - On aluminum
Class 4 - On aluminum
8Inspection & Test for Surface Passivation
Military Specifications:
MIL-STD-753

Classification:
Method 100 Water Immersion Test
Method 102 COpper Sulfate Test

Military Specifications:
ASTM B117

Classification:
Salt Spray Test
9Magnetic Particle Inspection
Military Specifications:
AMS-2640, ASTM-E-1444, MIL-STD-1949, MIL-I-6868, BAC 5424, DPS 4.704, HP 6-5
10Nital (Temper) Etch Inspection
Military Specifications:
MIL-STD-867, AMS 2649
11Passivate
Military Specifications:
MIL-S-5002, AMS 2700
Classification:
Surface treatments and inorganic coatings for metal surfaces of weapons systems

Military Specifications:
MIL-STD-171 (ORD)
Classification:
Finishing of metal and wood surfaces

Military Specifications:
MIL-STD-808 (USAF)
Classification:
Finishes protective, ground and ground support equipment

Military Specifications:
AMS-QQ-P-35
Classification:
Passivation treatment for corrosion resistant steels
12Penetrant Inspection
Military Specifications:
AMS-2645, ASTM-E-1417, MIL-STD-6866, MIL-I-6866, BAC 5423, DPS 4.707, HP 6-13
13Rockwell Inspection
Military Specifications:
MIL-STD-151

NADCAP Accredited
Chemical Processing

NADCAP Accredited
NonDestructive Testing

NADCAP Accredited
Aerospace Quality Systems (AC7004)

F.A.A. Certified Repair Station #TP3R875L

Boeing Approvals

Moog Approvals

Parker Aerospace Approvals


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Address

11645 Pendleton Street
Sun Valley, CA 91352


E-mail:

jleahy@dixonhardchrome.com


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US: (818) 767-9650
Toll-free: (877) 877-1860


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