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Post by g3chevy on Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:22 am

Just got my parts back from the chrome shop this week. These cost more than what I originally paid for my Laguna. Guess I better get my butt in gear and put this money to good use and finish my 75 SS & S3.









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Re: Chrome...Chrome and more Chrome

Post by impalamonte on Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:51 am

Looks great !

I concur as well......its unreal the cost of chrome now ! What happened ? ....EPA maybe ?
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Post by REVINKEVIN on Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:01 am

Cool I have to put some sunglasses on that that.  Crazy nice.
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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:14 am

Chroming is pretty expensive these days. I had some small bracket pieces chromed a while back and they cost me $350.00, so I can only imagine what you paid... Shocked
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Post by g3chevy on Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:23 am

After I broke down the invoice, I calculated the pair of grille inserts for my Laguna to cost about $900. Bumpers were about $800 each. Thank you EPA!
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Post by impalamonte on Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:01 pm

Ok...not as bad as I had thought on the bumpers....actually ...I thought 1200.00 was the going rate.

I had my rear ( taillight bezels only) done 3 years ago....400.00
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Post by Hs1973 on Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:26 pm

If you Think crome is expensive in your part of the World, you should try and get a bumper cromed here in Denmark. If you can find someone that can and will do it a bumper is at least 2500 dollars a piece depending on how Big it is. Doing crome on a 50s chevy is going to run you 30-40 large ones here. Sad
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:28 pm

I know of a good chrome shop here in MN...but, word is their turn-around time is like 6-9 mos on bumpers.
If I may ask, what did those headlight bezels run you? I've seen NOS for $450/PR and am now thinking that probably wasn't out of line compared to re-chroming.

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Re: Chrome...Chrome and more Chrome

Post by g3chevy on Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:59 pm

Mcarlo77 wrote:I know of a good chrome shop here in MN...but, word is their turn-around time is like 6-9 mos on bumpers.
If I may ask, what did those headlight bezels run you?  I've seen NOS for $450/PR and am now thinking that probably wasn't out of line compared to re-chroming.


The cost on the headlight bezels was $350. And I think the quality is superior than anything GM did back in that era. So $450 for a set of NOS bezels seems a little high.

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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:22 pm

Did they have any repair work to do? Since some of those parts are just pot metal, they pit easily and would need those filled prior to chroming. If they had to do that, the price tag starts to make a lot of sense.
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Post by g3chevy on Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:52 pm

thatfnthing wrote:Did they have any repair work to do?  Since some of those parts are just pot metal, they pit easily and would need those filled prior to chroming.  If they had to do that, the price tag starts to make a lot of sense.

Yes, like most,they were badly pitted. So they did a lot of filler work on these.


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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:32 pm

Don't suppose you'd care to share the name of the shop? Good chrome shops seem to be hard to find from reading posts on various forums.
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Re: Chrome...Chrome and more Chrome

Post by ant7377 on Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:51 pm

I've got a friend that needs some Caddy parts done. Would you have the name of the shop?
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Post by S3SS on Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:41 pm

Nice...Hard to find many places left to do show quality chrome let alone chrome.
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Re: Chrome...Chrome and more Chrome

Post by g3chevy on Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:23 pm

The name of the chrome shop is Superior Chrome Plating here in Houston. One of my good friends had his 55 Chevy chrome pieces done by them about 5 years ago and they still look better than new. His dad has known this chrome guy for about 30 years and they have used them for many car projects and have always been happy with the results. They prefer to work on parts from 50's, 60's and 70's era vehicles. Below is the link.

https://www.justchromeit.com/
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Re: Chrome...Chrome and more Chrome

Post by S3SS on Wed Feb 27, 2019 9:19 am

Thanks for sharing. Curious how did the chrome lay down on the egg crate grille?
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Post by ant7377 on Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:38 pm

Thanks, I will pass it along.
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Re: Chrome...Chrome and more Chrome

Post by g3chevy on Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:31 am

S3SS wrote:Thanks for sharing. Curious how did the chrome lay down on the egg crate grille?

It definitely looks better than the original GM plating. When I get back in town next week I'll run over to my shop and get some close-up pics and post them.
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