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Chrome plastic plater recommendations? #2691634
08/26/19 04:30 PM
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Hi, we have a 1970 Charger plastic dash bezel that needs to have the chrome redone.

Any recommendations?

Thanks

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Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: jeff968] #2691813
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As a professional restorer for over 45 years, I've tried a lot of the plastic chrome platers out there. there are a number of good one (they have passed thru by the test of time). I ended up using GCAR Trim out of Washington for the last 15+ years. Glenn is honest, fair on price, and takes great pride in high quality. He goes the extra mile for you when you have a problem (a part that he has not done before) and is great at helping with solutions.

Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: jeff968] #2691849
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Originally Posted by jeff968
Hi, we have a 1970 Charger plastic dash bezel that needs to have the chrome redone.

Any recommendations?

Thanks



For what it might cost you to replate it, then detail it out, you might want to consider the repros on the market?

Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: TrueTripleX] #2691852
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Amen!

Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: carteravs] #2691982
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imo the repo's leave a lot to be desired, look closely.

Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: Little Detroit] #2692090
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I also recommend GCAR, as well as Instrument Specialties. They offer different services so call them both and ask questions, you can't go wrong with either one.

Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: ScottSmith_Harms] #2693009
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I have also used Vacuum Ornametal. I know they do not get much recognition but they are great people and do a fantastic job. I really deal with just 3rd gen chargers but they have done several dash bezels for me and they are fantastic. I am not taking away from the others mentioned at all this is just another option.

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Thanks all!


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Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: jeff968] #2740675
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FYI, we ended up going with Vacuum Ornametal in MI. Frank took great care of us, great price, 5 week turnaround, and most important, a fantastic job!

I would definitely recommend them. Thanks


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Pictures please!

Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: burdar] #2740912
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I am glad you gave them a shot. Like I said it was a great experience from the professionalism to the quality of the work. I knew you would not be disappointed.

Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: jeff968] #2740948
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What did have them do?

Remove the lenses? detail work? or just the chroming?

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http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,137049.0/topicseen.html


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Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: johntpr] #2741563
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He did these 5 pieces. I'll get the after shot soon.

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Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: jeff968] #2742475
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I just received my order back from Frank at vacuum Ornametal. Outstanding work and communication. I’ve used all the guys mentioned in this thread more than once. You can’t go wrong with any of them, but if you need the parts returned within a reasonable timeframe, give Frank a shot.

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'70 Super Bee 440 6 pack 4-spd 4.10 Dana N96 EB5
‘70 Super Bee 440 6 pack 4-spd 3.54 Dana FC7
‘70 ‘Cuda 440+6bbl 4-spd 3.54 Dana N96 EB5 V1W

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Thanks. That's what I was looking for. They did the detailing but you did the disassembly down to and including removing the lens.

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Glad it worked out as I said earlier outstanding work with a reasonable turn around. Super people to deal with and above all a really competitive price!

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Looks like you sent some extra sets of dash bezels. Did they paint the black and white the letters? Is this expensive? Thanks

Re: Chrome plastic plater recommendations? [Re: steve817] #2761625
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Originally Posted by steve817
Looks like you sent some extra sets of dash bezels. Did they paint the black and white the letters? Is this expensive? Thanks


They did all the detailing, including the white lettering. The price is inline with GCAR. Everything in that picture was just over a grand.


'70 Super Bee 440 6 pack 4-spd 4.10 Dana N96 EB5
‘70 Super Bee 440 6 pack 4-spd 3.54 Dana FC7
‘70 ‘Cuda 440+6bbl 4-spd 3.54 Dana N96 EB5 V1W


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