Discussion in 'The Bench' started by UNDERDOG350, Feb 11, 2019.
Has anyone had a bumper re-plated in the last 6 months? If so where and how was the quality?
Getting ready to send mine to Tri-City plating. Hopefully they are recommended here.
Got a few at Northstar plating now hope to have them back very soon
I had one done recently at Custom Metal Finishing Indiana LLC. Beautiful job!! I'm really happy with it but I think they send the bumpers elsewhere for plating. They do everything else in-house. Cost was $605 and it took like 12 weeks.
I used Ogden Chrome out of Utah.
They had a pickup ticket and returned shipping included.
I elected to go with "show chrome" (as many passes and processes as it takes for perfection) vs the "street chrome" (single pass).
They use hexavalent over copper base and nickel plate.
I am extremely pleased with the outcome.
D&S Plating ( Holyoke, MA ) is really good... There the Shop that Wayne Carrini from the TV show Chasing Classic Cars uses...
I you're looking for cheap, I got 2 done in Dallas a couple months ago at Quality Bumper Service. They just did the face, cost was $450 each. One was all bent up, dented, and very rusty, so they straightened it up first, and it cost an extra $100. Bumper faces now look like brand new and are very straight. I painted the backsides with etch prime and silver chrome, but who looks at the backside. Of course, I dropped them off, so there was no shipping involved.
If you want show quality (triple plate and the backside done), you'll pay more at some of the higher end shops (some quoted me as high as $1300 just for a rear bumper, but I was looking for an affordable but decent job).
Hugger, How long has Northstar had your bumpers so far?
I purchased 3 from Tri city plating very happy with the quality.
Got 2 for 71 GS and a rear bumper for my 69 GS.
Pick them up at Carlisle swap meet. I even sold them some extra cores I had.
Had Northstar/LKQ do my 66 Skylarks' front and rear bumpers about a year and a half ago, sent to them through Mike Garrisons shop while he was working on my car. $650ea
The front was slightly bent when sent to them and they straightened it. Looks great.
Northstar has a 5 to 6 month turnaround time. I just got a quote last week.
I'd have to ask my pops he remembers everything, but I'm thinking since mid November maybe
Do any of these shops do black nickel plating by chance? I’m painting my 66 a gunmetal Z06 corvette color and doing my bumpers black nickel and powder coating everything else black.
Seeing very few prices guys..... Mine was $600 for a front here in SoCal.
That's the going rate $600 to 800
Funny how us Buick guys get stiffed. Here's a pic of my bumper and my Buddies '67 GTO bumper taken on the day we dropped them off at the chrome shop. The GTO bumper is definitely bigger and beefier than the GS bumper yet because it's a"Buick" bumper it was $5.00 more to chrome mine. $605 vs. $600. I asked why, and the guy said he doesn't know why but that's how it's listed on the price sheet. I wasn't going to put up a big stink over $5 but it's still BS.
If Tri-city’s $350 Bumper’s are really $700 now plus $100 shipping each direction , I’ve gotten show work done for that amount .
As for that LKQ deal , every time I ask them they said they don’t know anything about it ..,
Hey FJM... I hafta get OT here and compliment you on the blue car! Whats the tire sizes if you dont mind me asking? I am almost ready to invest and cant afford a mistake. I am putting 15 X 7 1971 Monte Carlo stock rally wheels on my '64 Soecial.
Car should have about the same ride height as yours; 455 4 speed restomod. ws
235/60-15 on 15x7, all the way around.
Thanks for the compliment. Mike Garrison(RACEBUICKS) and his crew get the credit, though. They did the bodywork and paint/interior. I just picked the colors and did the motor/rearend.
Is that a BBB or a nailhead? ws