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    Rechroming service sought

    Morning all. Hope everyone is well. My bumper quarters need re chroming. Can anyone recommend a company to do it for me?

    Thanks Ian

    #2
    I just had some chroming done by Castle Chrome. Great job not cheap. I sent for quotes from the platers listed below. You won't get a fixed price until they see the items only an estimate. Bumper costs are horrific. I ended up buying new stainless steel as it was cheaper. New chrome on quarters may make the rest look shabby.

    Derby Chrome

    Castle Chrome

    ACF Howell

    S & T Chrome
    John
    1978 Stag Brooklands Green

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      #3
      Beckworth technical plating also trading as Silvabronz in Alton Hants very good experience of them.

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        #4
        Thanks very much

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          #5
          Just to jump in here, I know you said that costs vary depending on condition but are you able to give me a clue as to what I might I expect for a full set of bumpers? I was considering rechroming but it sounds as though new stainless may be the way to go.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Rotaree View Post
            Just to jump in here, I know you said that costs vary depending on condition but are you able to give me a clue as to what I might I expect for a full set of bumpers? I was considering rechroming but it sounds as though new stainless may be the way to go.
            It all depends on whether you want originality; stainless will likely work out much cheaper. A lot of the chroming cost is in the preparation, particularly if any repairs are needed, so you will need to judge what the current state of your bumpers are.

            Harringtons have them on offer today for 845 including delivery.

            Dave
            Last edited by 022Dave; 31st March 2020, 11:01. Reason: Addition of Harringtons cost

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              #7
              See below for estimated quotes I was given

              DERBY PLATING

              "Morning John,

              Thanks for the enquiry.

              I'm guessing that for items 2 and 3 you mean the horseshoe end trims with the upper and lower trims that connect?
              If so as a rough estimate subject to seeing the parts you would be looking around 1,500+vat for the bumpers and overriders and 340+vat for the each of the front and rear set of trims"

              CASTLE CHROME

              "Hello.

              Thank you for your enquiry.

              Front Bumpers 300

              Rear Bumpers 400

              Trims 30 each

              Over riders 50 each

              Horse shoes 30 each

              Plus vat Plus postage plus any repairs."


              WALKINSHAW

              "Hi 220 front 250 rear over riders 45 each need to see the horseshoes and boot and bonnet trim to quote thanks aaron"

              ACF HOWELL

              "Hi John,

              Quotation

              Front bumper 440.00
              Rear bumper 440.00
              Horse shoe 35.00
              Rear boot trim 35.00
              Bonnet trim 35.00

              Plus any repairs, carriage and vat.

              ETA 12 weeks"


              As you can see quite a wide price range.





              John
              1978 Stag Brooklands Green

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                #8
                Someone else has recommended ACF Howell to me in the past if that helps.
                Paul - 3 projects, 1 breaker - garage built and housing 2 white Stags. One runs, one doesn't

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                  #9
                  My front bumper was done by S&T at Yate, Nr Bristol a couple of years ago. Excellent job. No idea on the price as it was an insurance job - Hermes delivery lorry reversed into me!
                  Dave
                  1974 Mk2, ZF Auto, 3.45 Diff, Datsun Driveshafts. Stag owner/maintainer since 1989.

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                    #10
                    Thank you everyone, that's very helpful. I don't think I'm too worried about originality so, based on even the less expensive prices above, it looks as though stainless will be the way to go.

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                      #11
                      Wow, I should have sent mine to the UK, chrome is much more expensive over here in USA. I wish someone had posted those price quotes a year ago!

                      Cheapest quote I got for horseshoe trims was $100, with huge lead times. I settled on $125. I didn’t even ask about bumpers went right to stainless.

                      Terry
                      Terry Hunt, Wilmington Delaware

                      www.terryhunt.co.uk

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                        #12
                        Just to clarify Harringtons do not supply the front badge. Only the rear.
                        John
                        1978 Stag Brooklands Green

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