Specializing in high quality plating since 1955

We've exceeded the strict plating requirements of customers as diverse as NASA and Disneyland, and aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

Celebrating six decades of plating

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.

Plating Services

Over 60 years of experience

Hard Chrome

Proprietary plating racks and fixtures for maximum control and efficiency.

Copper Plating

Applications like masking for heat treating, malcolmized stop off, masking for nitriding, etc.

Abrasive Finishing

Pre-plate finishes or cleaning and dry blasting (aluminum oxide or glass bead).

Electroless Nickel

Electroless nickel plating. Nickel Deposit thickness and uniformity ensured.

Plating On Aluminum

Hard chrome, cadmium, nickel and copper plating on aluminum, and more.

Cadmium Plating

Bright cadmium and low embrittlement cadmium.


Passivation helps improve the corrosion resistance and restores corrosion resistance.

Chem Film

Conversion coating that is used to passivate aluminum.

Nital Etch

Used for the detection of heat damaged surfaces.

Magnetic Inspection

Detect defects found in Ferro-magnetic steels and some nickel alloys.

Penetrant Inspection

Detection of defects found in all types of steel, non-ferrous alloys.


Military Specifications:
AMS-QQ-P-416, AMS 2400, BAC5701, DPS 9.28, HP 4-11, PS 13101, PS 13144

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

Military Specifications:
MIL-STD-870, AMS 2401

Military Specifications:
AMS-QQ-C-320, AMS 2406, MIL-STD-1501, AMS 2438, AMS 2460, BAC 5709, DPS 9.71, DPS 9.84, HP 4-13, PS 13102

Class 1 – Corrosion protective plating
Class 2 – Engineering plating
Boeing – Class 2, 3, 4

Military Specifications:
MIL-C-14550, AMS 2418 Type 1, BAC 5722, DPS 9.69, PS 13104

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″)

Military Specifications:
MIL-C-5541, AMS-C-5541

A corrosion resistant coating for aluminum and aluminum alloys.

Military Specifications:
MIL-C-26074, AMS 2404, DPS 9.67, PS 13105

Class 1 – As coated condition
Class 2 – Conditioned (heated) for improved hardness
Class 3 – On aluminum
Class 4 – On aluminum

Military Specifications:

Method 100 Water Immersion Test
Method 102 COpper Sulfate Test

Military Specifications:

Salt Spray Test

Military Specifications:
AMS-2640, ASTM-E-1444, MIL-STD-1949, MIL-I-6868, BAC 5424, DPS 4.704, HP 6-5

Military Specifications:
MIL-STD-867, AMS 2649

Military Specifications:
MIL-S-5002, AMS 2700
Surface treatments and inorganic coatings for metal surfaces of weapons systems

Military Specifications:
Finishing of metal and wood surfaces

Military Specifications:
Finishes protective, ground and ground support equipment

Military Specifications:

Passivation treatment for corrosion resistant steels

Military Specifications:
AMS-2645, ASTM-E-1417, MIL-STD-6866, MIL-I-6866, BAC 5423, DPS 4.707, HP 6-13

Military Specifications:

Address 11645 Pendleton Street, Sun Valley, CA 91352
Call Us (818) 767-9650 / (818) 479-0572
Office Hours Monday - Friday: 7:00 - 5:00
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