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#1 Vinny

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 01:48 PM

Hey guys,

 

I'm looking to chrome my front bumper soon. Any advice on a good chrome shop? I'm located in Southern Cal. Am I better off shipping my bumper out of state (because of Ca air regulations)?

 

Thanks guys!



#2 72-CLASSIC_RIDE

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 02:07 PM

I believe most of the chrome shops in CA. farm out the chrome plating to Mexico where the environmental rules are not as stringent.  But if your looking for a Top Quality job, probably a reputable US chrome shop would be in your future.  I can't recommend one as I haven't had anything re chromed at least for now.

 

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#3 sredmyer

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 03:32 PM

I just had both bumpers for one of my 70 SSs done by Tri City Plating in TN. 

I suspect that is probably too far for you but they do a great job.


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#4 420ponies

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 11:34 PM

Tri -city does an excellent job. Also, Paul's Chrome in PA. does a great job too. If you ship these you might want to check out Greyhound Bus Lines, yes, I said Greyhound, I had my '72

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Grille shipped this way from Virginia and was a lot less than UPS or FedEx.



#5 Monteman1971

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:41 AM

Another vote for Tri-City. They have done all my bumpers. Top quality work at a reasonable price. I know Pauls does nice work too but they charge top dollar. Wrap the bumper in heavy paper with packing tape and you're good to go for the ride there.


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#6 Vinny

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Posted 09 August 2018 - 12:56 PM

I'll give Tri City a call. I'm guessing shipping will be quite a bit, but they sure have a good reputation here. Thanks guys



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Posted 09 August 2018 - 03:57 PM

Hey, Vinny,

 

Not that you need any further convincing, but I had a complete set of bumper guards re-plated by Tri City and they came out great.  Of course, shipping was not a big deal for these so I hope you can find some reasonable way to ship your bumpers.  That Greyhound option sounds interesting.

 

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#8 Vinny

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:09 PM

Dennis looks good! 



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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:25 PM

tri city ,did my bumper guards ,turned out great ,also bought a trunk lid and the seller used greyhound ,cheaper than anybody else



#10 Steve G

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:19 PM

  this might sound nuts but i have learned to never give the chrome shop a ton of parts at once. It seems if you give them 10k+ worth of chrome work at once it gets rushed.

I like to give them one big part like a bumper then 4 or 5 small parts at a time. It costs a tad more that way but they seem to take more pride in their work when its a few parts for a customer rather than a bulk package.






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