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Offline Carrigan

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59 grill restoration
« on: February 07, 2018, 11:41:35 AM »
Im looking for some positive feed back .
I have a 59 deville im restoring and the grill is anodized.  ive talked to a few people about it and gotten some insane prices .  has anyone here had any good experiences with a company or know of anyone?

Offline David Greenburg

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Re: 59 grill restoration
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2018, 11:46:01 PM »
Have you talked to King of Trim in S. Calif.?
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Offline Carrigan

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Re: 59 grill restoration
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2018, 07:01:17 AM »
I will today .  Thank you

Offline marty55cdv

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Re: 59 grill restoration
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2018, 09:30:28 AM »
 Ken,  are you going for a 100 pt show car or something nice but not perfect ? What shape is yours in ?  You can do some really nice work on your own with some 0000 steel wool and some Autosol Polish.  Time consuming but inexpensive. 
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Offline Carrigan

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Re: 59 grill restoration
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2018, 09:46:50 AM »
the owner wants it original.  or i would do that.  honestly i want to chrome it.  its a show piece/ driver  very nice car with a few modern upgrades like brakes and such.  he wants it anodized.  he thinks it shines better than chrome..  yes i know the truth behind that.   

Offline David Greenburg

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Re: 59 grill restoration
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2018, 12:37:21 PM »
King of Trim reanodized my Ď60 grille and Iím very happy with it. Other members have used them for this as well.  Unfortunately I donít have a good picture handy.  I suppose you could chrome it, but I suspect that would be substantially more expensive.
David Greenburg
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'61 Fleetwood Sixty Special

Offline Carrigan

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Re: 59 grill restoration
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2018, 07:05:24 AM »
great info ...  I called king of trim yesterday and they were great.. ill be shipping my stuff there next week.

Offline Chuck Swanson

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Re: 59 grill restoration
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2018, 05:43:29 PM »
the owner wants it original.  or i would do that.  honestly i want to chrome it.  its a show piece/ driver  very nice car with a few modern upgrades like brakes and such.  he wants it anodized.  he thinks it shines better than chrome..  yes i know the truth behind that.

I used:

Bill Canning
Vice President
Industrial Metal Plating in PA

 for Alum anodizing on a '66 grill. 
Lead from Ralph Messina.  You need to prep before sending and take apart for best results, as they are just an anodizing co, not an auto resto shop...ie they plate most aluminum items.  Around $300 for a grill.   Not sure what Trim charges.  Chuck
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