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Offline Jonnyscotti

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1976 Grille Restoration
« on: April 30, 2008, 02:49:21 PM »
We've been looking a long time for a company to re-chrome our grilles. I think we've finally located one in Tallahassee, FL.  Here's their website http://www.customcoatings.net/ He said that it would cost around $275 per grille and current turn around time is 7-8 weeks. Has anyone here done any business with these folks? If not, I guess I'll just have to give our full review of them. We just didn't want our grilles vacuum metalized and that's why we're going this route. Have a great day everyone.
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Re: 1976 Grille Restoration
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2008, 12:54:36 AM »
 :o :o WOW! $275./per?
I thought the company I found was high at $150./per.

I'm not being critical at all btw  :) ...just curious for anymore info you have on the company or process itself.
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Re: 1976 Grille Restoration
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2008, 01:17:39 AM »
I was watching Trucks last week and they were showing a process that allows for true chrome plating of items that used to be unable to be done. For example, they were having the fiberglass dash from the hot rod truck they are giving away done. It involves a conductive primer to allow for the copper to be plated to the item. The place they are using is called Advanced Plating http://www.advancedplating.com/ Is this anything like what this place does?
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Re: 1976 Grille Restoration
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 01:03:56 PM »
Larry, I saw that same episode. I even called Advanced Plating but they said they couldn't do it.  ::) I asked if he recommended anyone that could and that's when he said Custom Coatings.

Jeff, which company did you get a quote through? And what kind of process are they doing?
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Re: 1976 Grille Restoration
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 01:14:42 PM »
Jeff, which company did you get a quote through? And what kind of process are they doing?

This was through www.autoinstruments.com ....they use vacuum metallizing.
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Re: 1976 Grille Restoration
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008, 06:17:48 AM »
Call Graves Plating in Florence, Al. They do great work. Perhaps they can help you.   

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Re: 1976 Grille Restoration
« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008, 01:01:47 PM »
^ Just checked out their website. I don't think they do plastic plating. Thanks for the tip anyway.  :)
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