Re-chrome for smaller items. Head light bucket or fender gills

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by Houndogforever, Nov 25, 2018.

  1. Houndogforever

    Houndogforever Silver Level contributor

    I talked to the local guy and he quoted $125 each to re-chrome the fender gills on a 67 skylark. There is usually a hazardous waste fee too so I reckon a pair will be $300 out the door. And that is for the side emblems, which are smaller than the headlight bucket.

    I'm re-using my grille as the chrome was in pretty good shape, but the headlight bucket have some damage on the chrome surfaces.

    So if YOU were a headlight bucket and wanted to be repaired and re-chromed, what would be a likely price and place to go?

    These are shippable size but I would hate to send them off somewhere and they get put on a shelf for 4 months so good dependable shops would be tops for me.

  2. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    They are pricey if pitted. Takes a lot of work.
  3. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    I would love to learn how to do the prep. Do you use the low melting point alloys?
  4. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Drill enough to eliminate all the pitting, then silver solder and fine sand smooth as frog fur, then send of to the plater.

    I would contact the plater and make sure they will accept the part, since they have no control over the repair.
  5. copperheadgs1

    copperheadgs1 copperheadgs1

    I have actually heard of people using a dentist to drill and fill the pits. Good luck with that.

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