Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by Rich Skylark, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Rich Skylark

    Rich Skylark Gold Level Contributor

    I’m not sure this is the correct forum for pot metal discussion so if it has to be moved no biggie. My 68 custom convertible just received a few mechanical & cosmetic upgrades over the last yr , one being a new set of chromed bumpers. As is most 68 Skylarks( me owning 3 prior to this one) the nose takes a beating due to its pointed shape. As stated my bumper has been taken care of , but my grille surround is turning into a challenge. It is very lightly tweaked at the front that will require “ light” straightening “ and re chroming Being potmetal and I know difficult to come by, what is a ballpark reasonable price for strAightening/ rechrome ? I’ve gotte prices of $500 to rechrome+ $ 150-$200 to straighten. Anyone else think this is a tad high and have dealt with a company a little more “grounded”
  2. NZ GS 400

    NZ GS 400 Gold Level Contributor

    These guys do good work and are reasonably priced. I have used them for pot metal replating of my tail light bezels and trunk trim. They repaired the pitting as necessary as well. That price that you quote seems a bit high to me.
    Custom Metal Finishing Indiana

    I think I paid about 200 for the tail light bezels and about 350 for the trunk trim.
  3. Rich Skylark

    Rich Skylark Gold Level Contributor

    Thanks I’ll contact them.Amazingly no pitting just delaminating & that little tweek

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  4. NZ GS 400

    NZ GS 400 Gold Level Contributor

    cool man. they will be honest with you up front about the price and what it will take to restore. i am happy to use them from now on for any work like this.

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