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Re chroming issues

Discussion in 'Rover P6 Bodywork & Interior' started by Mr masala, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Mr masala

    Mr masala New Member

    I could do with a good contact for re -chroming, pref ' from a satisfied end user.. I live in the Midlands UK .. thinking of having both bumpers and over-riders chromed .. Also , a question , can the side body trims take re chroming .. also can the rear number plate chromed surround be up dated by chroming ..I guess it will cost a fair bit , but the vehicle is in great shape and it should be worthwhile .
    Thank you
  2. PeterZRH

    PeterZRH Well-Known Member

    Side trims are stainless steel and can be repolished.
  3. PeterZRH

    PeterZRH Well-Known Member

    The only place of which I have experience is: S&T Electroplate - Home

    And they are excellent. For two bumper blades and 4 overrides will be £650+ for proper triple plating. It depends on straightening and repairs needed.

    Done properly it will outlast the original.
  4. classicalgreen

    classicalgreen Active Member

    above all all great answers. mine will need doing at some point in future. my most annoying part being the rear number plate surround as its badly pitted. I am given to understand any chroming will show these 'pits' unless the pits are filled and smoothed or old chrome removed and plastic underneath refurbed to smooth finish then rechromed . not found anybody that does this yet. probably going to be pricey too.
    aware old chrome will be removed and basic plating carrie out before chroming .look up triple chroming or 'hard chroming' as our target .
    Last edited: Aug 7, 2018
  5. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    You should be able to get a better condition one easily and cheaply and then rechrome that one rather than paying to have your one fixed.
  6. Vern Klukas

    Vern Klukas Active Member

    You can't put new chrome over old. The old plating always must be stripped off.

  7. quattro

    quattro Well-Known Member

    I had both bumpers including over-riders, number plate surround, and fuel cap done for £400. They looked great when I got them back, and didn't start peeling off for several months. :(

    Choose carefully and don't go for the cheapest.
    PeterZRH likes this.
  8. rockdemon

    rockdemon Administrator Staff Member

    have you seen the stainless option?

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