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Powerflite
Posted 2016-02-17 1:25 PM (#504424)
Subject: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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Does anyone know of a good place to take pot metal to be re-chromed in S. Cal? I have a number of pieces that are pitted and need work.

How about stainless trim restoration? Normally I can do a limited amount of this work, but I have some that are beyond my skill level.
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hemidenis
Posted 2016-02-17 4:43 PM (#504447 - in reply to #504424)
Subject: Re: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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ask bigM, John he knows the best of the best...
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DepsilonD
Posted 2016-02-19 1:44 PM (#504629 - in reply to #504424)
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I'm a little curious about this myself. Especially the pot metal . . . .
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StillOutThere
Posted 2016-02-19 2:28 PM (#504633 - in reply to #504424)
Subject: Re: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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Talk to Charles at Sihilling Metal Polishing, Santa Ana. He does specialty work, not just a run of the mill plating and polishing shop.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2016-02-19 6:14 PM (#504650 - in reply to #504424)
Subject: RE: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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I need to get this part restored myself. Will be checking these resources.



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StillOutThere
Posted 2016-02-19 8:33 PM (#504663 - in reply to #504650)
Subject: RE: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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NicksGarage - 2016-02-19 5:14 PM I need to get this part restored myself. Will be checking these resources.

'60 Chrysler rear license surround?  One problem is going to be it will need to be fitted onto the sheet metal when it is repaired so keep that in mind.

 

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NicksGarage
Posted 2016-02-19 9:23 PM (#504668 - in reply to #504663)
Subject: RE: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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StillOutThere - 2016-02-19 5:33 PM

NicksGarage - 2016-02-19 5:14 PM I need to get this part restored myself. Will be checking these resources.

'60 Chrysler rear license surround?  One problem is going to be it will need to be fitted onto the sheet metal when it is repaired so keep that in mind.

 



It's from my old 300F. The one on the new one has the piece that fits into the stainless molding broken off on one side.

Are you saying it will get warped from the rechroming? Gary Goers has repro one.

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StillOutThere
Posted 2016-02-20 9:09 AM (#504694 - in reply to #504424)
Subject: Re: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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I'm not sure in your pictures if it is fractured, ever been hit by another car, or what. If it lays on your sheet metal now with no issues, then it should after chroming as well.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2016-02-20 10:16 AM (#504698 - in reply to #504694)
Subject: Re: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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StillOutThere - 2016-02-20 6:09 AM

I'm not sure in your pictures if it is fractured, ever been hit by another car, or what. If it lays on your sheet metal now with no issues, then it should after chroming as well.


Oh ok. It's not bent at all. Just has some pits around where the stainless moldings fit on there.
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Gidman
Posted 2016-02-21 4:25 PM (#504786 - in reply to #504698)
Subject: Re: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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I wonder if Charles at Sihilling can get the pits out of my tailight towers?? I've always heard that pitted pot metal is impossible to work. I will be giving him a call as well.
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StillOutThere
Posted 2016-02-21 4:32 PM (#504787 - in reply to #504786)
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Discuss that with Charles Sihilling.  He surely will want to see them  The man is a perfectionist so be sure you get a quote going in prior to committing.

 

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DepsilonD
Posted 2016-02-22 2:20 PM (#504860 - in reply to #504424)
Subject: Re: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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Thanks for the suggestion StillOutThere! I'm not far from Santa Ana.
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ttotired
Posted 2016-02-22 5:58 PM (#504889 - in reply to #504424)
Subject: Re: Pot Metal Chrome & Trim Restore



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For potmetal repair

http://www.caswellplating.com.au/store/store.php/products/muggy-wel...

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