Group Purchase: Plastic Re-Chroming of Parts

Discussion in 'Group Purchases' started by Dano, Jun 12, 2024.

  1. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    A few ppl are interested in having some dash bezels re-chromed (https://v8buick.com/index.php?threads/looking-for-advice.394502/) & possibly some other plastic parts re-chromed so I'm going to approach Vacuum Orna-Metal (https://www.vacuumorna-metal.com/) about a v8buick.com group purchase price. I have no idea if they'll be interested but I think we have a better chance if I can approach them w/some idea of quantity.

    Also post if there's any other parts not included below that you want me to include. I'm assuming '68-72 but happy to include anything from other years but may need a picture.

    This isn't a commitment per se but please post if there's anything you'd be interested in having re-chromed and the quantity.
    • '70-72 Dash Bezel (@dreeesh got a single piece price of $352)
    • '68-9 Dash Bezel
    • Radio Bezel
    • Under Column Cover
    • Armrest bases
    • Door lock knobs
    • Radio knobs
    • Radio escutcheon (behind knob)
    • Headlight switch nut/escutcheons.
    • Cigarette lighter escutcheon
    • Vent pulls (non-A/C)
    Once we have pricing I can post that and then, assuming they're interested in giving us a discount, I assume we'd get some type of code or way to indicate our parts are part of this group purchase & we'd each ship our stuff to them.

    I have a UPS account & could provide discounted labels to anyone who needs.

    If they want everything in one shipment/payment, I can coordinate that as well.

    According to their website, they can do repairs ($35/hr.) and don't require payment until the parts are completed. Al @(IDOXLR8) had his dash done there not too long ago & was pleased (& is fussy:)). Some of you may know Charlie Roy (he lurks on here but I don't believe he's a member) who also said their quality was good.

    I'm afraid some of these services won't be around forever.
     
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  2. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    I have my cluster and a few other items floating around.

    Include me for at least a cluster.
     
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  3. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    There's thousands of guys on here who likely need something plastic chrome redone.

    If Dano is going to do the legwork, at least we could give him something to go hat-in-hand with.
     
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  4. Fred Hickey

    Fred Hickey Founders Club Member

    I’m in with some arm rest bases, radio bezels, and probably an under steering column cover +-
     
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  5. BuickV8Mike

    BuickV8Mike SD Buick Fan

    interested
     
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  6. 3shields

    3shields Let's go, MOUNTAINEERS!!!

    I would do some of my original pieces, plus I have a couple Olds parts needing plated.
     
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  7. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm working on it!

    I would be interested in a 1968 dash bezel just to see how it looks?
     
  8. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Providing VOM is amenable to doing this, I think (possibly) making this happen for the end of the season might be a good plan?

    This gives more members a chance to gather up parts that might still be on their cars (bezels, armrest bases, etc.) as the winter months approach.

    Just a thought...
     
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  9. Waterboy

    Waterboy Mullet Mafia since 6/20

    I definitely want 2 pairs of long, 68 GS, arm rest bases re-chromed.
     
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  10. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I'm in no hurry. I have a stack of stuff & may get some extras done but there are some other parts I'd like to gather.

    @dreeesh seemed ready to send his bezel off. Maybe they'd give us a window of time (maybe they won't be interested at all). I'll send them an initial inquiry to see if there's interest & if so, they've probably been down this road before & could provide some initial guidance.
     
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