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Offline Jim Dunne

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  • Name: Jim Dunne
rechrome project
« on: September 16, 2020, 04:47:47 PM »
I have a '55 Eldorado Convertible. The exhaust tips on the rear bumper are peeling, and need to be re chromed. I am looking for suggestions on who can do it and not overcharge? I found a place called Goodmark Industries? Has anyone ever used these folks?
Thanks for your suggestions. Jim Dunne  (Illinois, Chicago area)
Jim Dunne
Jim@teamstoreonline.com

Re: rechrome project
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2020, 07:10:13 PM »
Be careful that you pick the right chrome shop
to use for those.  The bumper ends on that car
are not steel but an aluminum alloy.

Many "chrome shops" cannot handle aluminum
and do a proper job.  So, ask questions about
their experience with it.  Aluminum not properly
replated will start to bubble and peel in a year
or less.

Mike
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Offline Clewisiii

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Re: rechrome project
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2020, 08:12:14 PM »
"My interest is in the future, because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."  Charles Kettering

Offline Jim Dunne

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  • Name: Jim Dunne
Re: rechrome project
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 11:36:03 AM »
Thanks, Mike , for the info. Very important, i will certainly ask.
Jim
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Jim@teamstoreonline.com

Offline 79 Eldorado

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  • Name: S Kent
Re: rechrome project
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2020, 07:03:37 PM »
I would highly recommend checking out Advanced Custom Chrome in Erie PA. They have a before and after restored bumper with exhaust pass through in their photo gallery which you can see from their home page. They do some amazing stuff. They're not cheap but they aren't over charging either if that makes sense.
https://advancedcustomchrome.com/

It's been a while since I spoke to the owner but as I recall he mentioned they even created a mirror image of a part which was missing either the left or right side. Some of the parts they've saved made me think, if I didn't already, don't throw anything away which you believe cannot be replaced.

Scott

Offline 79 Eldorado

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  • Name: S Kent
Re: rechrome project
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2020, 10:20:41 AM »
I found the description of the exhaust-through-bumper part they did at Advanced Custom Chrome in Erie PA and it was for a 1955 Cadillac. See the capture from their site of the before and after.

Scott

 

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