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3 hours ago, 65VerdeGS said:

Those bumpers look awesome!

 

Dare we ask what it cost for the triple-plating job?  Was the rear more $ than the front?

 

Keep the updates coming - nice inspiration for the rest of us to get our rides in shape for spring!

 

 

Thank u…

 

I’m sure “shopping around” would have rendered a cheaper outcome. But I liked the examples this shop produced. Plus, I was stalling out on my forward momentum…so I pulled the trigger at the cost of…make sure your sitting down…don’t want u to fall & hit your head…you’ve been warned haha…$1100 😳 haha

 

Rear was $600…I only had the one main section of the front bumper done for $400…the two left & right pieces that sit to either side of rear license plate were $50 each. 

 

I am trying…my updates & comments like yours help me keep going. Again, it’s nice to know a few guys like the direction I’m heading.

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That's surprisingly cheap, I was expecting around $2500 and higher. One reason I bought my 64, was that the bumpers had been rechromed, and very well.

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58 minutes ago, jsgun said:

That's surprisingly cheap, I was expecting around $2500 and higher. One reason I bought my 64, was that the bumpers had been rechromed, and very well.

 

Cheap? Really? Wow! Ok…now I don’t feel so bad…cool. Thx. U made my day haha

 

They do have a couple of blemishes tho. Nothing I’m crying about. They turned out better than I expected. 

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7 hours ago, RockinRiviDad said:

 

Cheap? Really? Wow! Ok…now I don’t feel so bad…cool. Thx. U made my day haha

 

They do have a couple of blemishes tho. Nothing I’m crying about. They turned out better than I expected. 

 I've heard of guys spending 5K+ getting 50's era bumpers done. Chrome can get crazy expensive, especially in CA it seems. Some guys take their stuff to mexico boarder towns to get it plated because it's considerably cheaper.

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Bumpers  are always pain because of the shipping expense . I had front and rear bumpers done in Houston for my 65 -  $2000 for all  BUT I didn't have to ship them either way . If you think chrome is expensive , try getting stainless polished and cleaned up ! They charge by the inch ! 

Tried to do some myself - big mistake . Looked worse than when I started . It's a real art that requires lots of patience and expertise if you want quality .

KReed

ROA 14549

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On 2/16/2019 at 6:54 PM, kreed said:

shipping expense

BUT I didn't have to ship them either way

try getting stainless polished and cleaned up ! They charge by the inch ! 

Tried to do some myself - big mistake. Looked worse than when I started . It's a real art that requires lots of patience and expertise if you want quality .

 

I didn’t have to ship mine out either. But now that I cruised my car in the sunlight with the new bumpers & I can see blems in the chrome. Best discription I can give is that it looks “foggy”…they may have to redo them

 

sorry to hear about your stainless. I must've had beginners luck when I tried mine. I didn’t know what I was doing. But I borrowed this bitchen polisher & two different rouges (white & green). It turns out I didn’t need the white rouge. After all, my stainless came out way better than what is was when I started. 

 

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On 2/14/2019 at 11:08 PM, RockinRiviDad said:

don’t want u to fall & hit your head…you’ve been warned haha…$1100 😳 haha

Hi Dave,

 

Thanks for sharing what you paid for chroming.  As others have said, you got a pretty good deal.  You say some of your new chrome looks a bit 'foggy' - well I've seen that before and wonder what it means.  You'll probably find the fogginess or blueish cast is most visible under artificial light.  I had a similar problem on another car I had chroming done on. 

 

Some things in the car hobby have become very expensive over the years.  Probably because fewer outfits are doing certain things (i.e. less competition = higher costs) and also increasingly stringent environmental regulation is biting into what folks used to get away with doing in the old days.

 

Chrome bumpers went obsolete at least 30 years ago , other than on trucks and commercial vehicles.  That's why there's less places now that do chroming.

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3 hours ago, 65VerdeGS said:

 

Hi Dave,

 

Thanks for sharing what you paid for chroming.  As others have said, you got a pretty good deal.  You say some of your new chrome looks a bit 'foggy' - well I've seen that before and wonder what it means.  You'll probably find the fogginess or blueish cast is most visible under artificial light.  I had a similar problem on another car I had chroming done on. 

 

Hello,

Funny u mention “artificial light” cuz I first noticed the foggy area while in the garage before installing bumpers. I told myself “it’s gotta be my fluorescent lights”. Once installed I went for a cruise & foggy area can be seen only in direct sunlight. Any kind of shade or no direct sunlight & u would call me crazy, foggy area disappears. 

 

I stopped at bodyshop (middle man for chrome shop) yesterday to show off my car. I explained I never had anything chromed before & asked if the foggy area was a concern? He said yes. He tried to polish it out with no luck & said they need to be redone. I’m glad he said that. I was just gonna live with it with hopes that it wouldn’t get worse. 

 

Keep u guys posted 

 

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On 2/4/2019 at 1:17 AM, RockinRiviDad said:

 

Thank u…

no problem…if u are anywhere near me, I am more than willing to come help however I can (sorry, I can’t see your full profile from my phone)

 

heres a link to a better build haha. I found this link posted on the forum days ago by Schmiddy & I’m LOVING it haha. Makes me feel like erasing my work & starting over by following Schmiddy’s lead haha

 

http://riviera65.com/


I just followed your build Dave... damn, and you say mine is better??? I'm extremely impressed about your work, a lot looks way better than I did and if I could go back, I would do a few things like you did!
Of course I had some "déja-vus" 'cos there is no other way to do it like we both did and I like the photos and the way you do this whole resto in a very passionate way - great work mate and thank you so much for having mention me and my work, I do very appreciate and I'm very, very happy that I could give some inspiration and little hints.

It's all about passion, man, I will keep an eye on you and your amazing '65 Riv 🏆 - I'm already in love with it Dave! 😍
Cya 

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