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re chroming
#1348116 Thu Feb 27 2020 09:39 PM
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Any one know where I can get a pot metal emblem re chromed? I got one quote of $550 , Can't handle that!

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Chris's 46 / 515 #1348181 Fri Feb 28 2020 11:44 AM
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I have used Space Coast plating in Melbourne FL, good work and reasonable prices. Space Coast

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Chris's 46 / 515 #1348222 Fri Feb 28 2020 06:04 PM
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Plating pot is probably the hardest to do. Stripping off the old plating first. Then depending on how bad it is it takes many,many layers of copper to fill the holes in. Each time after plating copper it is polished again . Process is done over and over till it come out smooth. Then nickel and chrome after that. Check out their work before putting the money down.

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Chris's 46 / 515 #1348269 Sat Feb 29 2020 01:34 AM
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Space Coast does great work and not a bad price either .Give them a call they will answer all you questions.

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Chris's 46 / 515 #1348304 Sat Feb 29 2020 12:42 PM
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Have you checked into Hydro Dipping. Just another option if your looking to save money.

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Chris's 46 / 515 #1348517 Mon Mar 02 2020 05:03 AM
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Yikes! I got my gmc grille bars, hood emblem, side emblems, and the model hood callouts all rechromed for $1100. Canadian.
One of my model callouts (9430) has pitting and they asked me if I wanted it perfect. No, I said.

Cheap as possible? Not that either.

Their mid range standard chrome options came out pretty good for me.

Alberta Plating in Calgary, Ab did mine.


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Chris's 46 / 515 #1348947 Fri Mar 06 2020 12:53 AM
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Did the deal with Space Coast. More than I wanted to pay, but toys are expensive.


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