Bumper re chroming

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by UNDERDOG350, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. UNDERDOG350

    UNDERDOG350 350 Buick purestock racer

    Has anyone had a bumper re-plated in the last 6 months? If so where and how was the quality?
  2. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Getting ready to send mine to Tri-City plating. Hopefully they are recommended here.
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  3. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    Got a few at Northstar plating now hope to have them back very soon
  4. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    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.
  5. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    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.
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  6. DavidC77

    DavidC77 "Matilda" 1970 Buick GSX

    D&S Plating ( Holyoke, MA ) is really good... There the Shop that Wayne Carrini from the TV show Chasing Classic Cars uses...


  7. Dr. Roger

    Dr. Roger Stock enthusiast

    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).
  8. UNDERDOG350

    UNDERDOG350 350 Buick purestock racer

    Hugger, How long has Northstar had your bumpers so far?
  9. Gary L244169

    Gary L244169 Well-Known Member

    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.
    Gary Legree
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  10. FJM568

    FJM568 Well-Known Member

    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.

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  11. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Northstar has a 5 to 6 month turnaround time. I just got a quote last week.
  12. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    I'd have to ask my pops he remembers everything, but I'm thinking since mid November maybe
  13. Bygblok

    Bygblok Well-Known Member

    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.
  14. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    Seeing very few prices guys..... Mine was $600 for a front here in SoCal. :)
  15. hugger

    hugger Well-Known Member

    That's the going rate $600 to 800
  16. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    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.

    GS-GTO Bumpers1.jpg GS-GTO Bumpers2.jpg
  17. dl7265

    dl7265 No car then Mopar

    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 ..,

  18. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Need directions to BANNED camp

    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
  19. FJM568

    FJM568 Well-Known Member

    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.
  20. yachtsmanbill

    yachtsmanbill Need directions to BANNED camp

    Is that a BBB or a nailhead? ws

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