Re-chrome or new parts


Asked by Jul 05, 2012 at 03:38 PM about the 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

So I called a company to get an estimate on getting some parts chromed. The cost to re-chrome the parts was more than buying completely new parts from Ecklers. They also said it would take up to 4 months to complete. Any advice or ideas on good places for chrome near chicago?

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i would try a few different companies for comparison. the new parts may look good but there made cheap, i had my GTO bumpers rechromed a few years ago ,it took about 3-4 weeks. i'm not sure but i think they were shipped to new jersey. there are only a handful of states that still do chrome, because of the chemicals involved. or try

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Yeah, like Rucko said, most aftermarket chrome parts are foreign outsourced so they are not top quality. I'd prefer to keep my original parts & have them chromed by a reputable shop as both the original part & chrome finish will be a far better quality. It will be more expensive for custom plating, but you get what you pay for. I live in MT & there is a quality shop that I use only 30 miles away, they are located in Helena, MT-Decorative Industrial Plating. There turn around time is usually within a month, give them a try!

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