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DETROIT-AREA CHROME PLATING SHOP??? #900003
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Could someone help me with finding a shop that does a "good" job,at a fair price? I need the front bumper on my '69' GTX re-done. No real dings or dents to fix on it,so I'm thinking it would be cheaper to keep my original,and get it done! I was at a swap meet today,and was blown away at the prices from Bumper Boyz,out of L.A.! Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!

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I was at a swap meet today,and was blown away at the prices from the Bumper Boyz,out of L.A.!




As with most things, you get what you pay for.


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Re: DETROIT-AREA CHROME PLATING SHOP??? [Re: not_a_charger] #900005
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"Get what ya' pay for?" I'm sure I can do MUCH better than $390.00,exchange...and get a BETTER finish than what I saw on their stuff! Just sayin'! I need to also check Year One...where I bought a rear bumper,outright...for $275.00,a few yrs. ago.

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a BETTER finish than what I saw on their stuff!




You could get a better finish than Bumper Boyz if you redid your bumpers with an angle grinder and 2 cans of silver Rustoleum.


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Re: DETROIT-AREA CHROME PLATING SHOP??? [Re: Labratt] #900007
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We had the front bumper re-chromed for my Dart chromed by a local place for $170. We're really happy with it. I'd have to look up the address.

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I know this is not in the Detroit area but I sent my Cuda bumpers to
North Star Plating
2110 South 10th St
Brainerd, Mn 56401

Phone 1-218-829-6324 1-800-432-3720

Price in 2001 was $260.00 per bumper. You won't be disappointed.

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Kath..$270.00 sounds like a NICE price...if they did a good job,which it sounds like they did! I'd REALLY appreciate it if you sent me their name,phone #,and address! Greg,I hear North Star does a GREAT job,but I really want to stay local,to help my "fellow Detroiter's" who need all the help they can get!

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$170, not $270...We paid $15 for a straight bumper on Ebay so for less than $200 total we got a really nice bumper.



Name is Spectron Industries, phone # is (517) 423-8268. The place looks like a hurricane went through it (you'll see what I mean if you go) but they do nice work.

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There was a place in Warren that did great work. Jennings plating if I remember right.

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In Canada, about 3hrs from Detroit you can look at paying about $500+ to get ONE bumper done


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Tri-City Plating Near Bristol Tn. does outstanding work, especially considering their price and turn-around. Excellent quality, easy to work with, they only do bumpers. For a nice driver/show car they are hard to beat.

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Thanks for the info,Kath! I'll give them a call tomorrow! Are they on the west side? Dave,never heard of Jennings Plating,but I'll look them up and contact them,as well! Alan...$500.00??!!!! LUDICROUS! Shannon,thanks for the info,but I want to stay local..and help support my local businesses! Thank You ALL for your help!

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I used to be in the wood boat restoration bussiness and we did alot of business with Jennings Plating. They were in a bad part of warren as we were only there about a ten minutes and our hub-caps were stolen off our company van. I think they had a contract with some company that supplied new GM emblems for the muscle cars. Last time I was there they had boxe's full of Chevelle door panel emblems (SS)

They even did President Clinton's Cadillac grill as it was damaged by flying debris from a jet engine. (thats the story they gave us??)

They did my 69 Superbee hood scoop trims and they turned out mint along with a really pitted BERGER Chervolet emblem. It too turned out perfect.

Those guys knew what they were doing! BUT, With the new law's and such maybe they had to shut there doors, its been a few years since I talked to them.

Good Luck.

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B&L Plating in Warren Michigan is fantastic but not cheap..Reason being they strip the bumper, fix any imperfections,,copper plate the bumper first then buff the copper to a mirror like finish the triple nickle plate the chrome...You cant ask for anything better and its a family owned business...Thier work is second to none and if you are not happy they will redo the part.. Cant skimp on this..You DO get what you pay for..


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Jim..thank you for the GREAT info on B&L! Since I'm on a "fixed" income,I absolutely have to keep to a price ceiling on car parts! I HATE it..but it's a reality I have to live with! I cannot afford to pay $400-$500 for a bumper! My GTX is not a show car to begin with. It's in good shape,and runs GREAT..but I have no aspirations to EVER put it in shows! I believe I can find someone to re-do mine for $300.00,or less...and still do a GOOD job! I don't see why not! Thanks again for the info!

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David,I'm not afraid to venture into south Warren..that's where I grew up..but I know what you're saying! Lots of punk-azzes runnin' around down there! I will see if Jennings is still around,and how their pricing is! Thans again for the info!

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Just got a phone call from a VERY HONEST man!...Gino from B&L Plating! He said they only do their work ONE WAY..The BEST way! Which means EXPENSIVE..at least to me,and my budget! He was talking $600-$700.00! They MUST do AWESOME work! What an up-front..and HONEST guy! He said if he can come up with another plater in the area that could do it for my price..and do a decent job,he would call me! How COOL is that of him??!!! BTW..Dave,Gino told me Jennings doesn't have large enough tanks to do bumpers! My search continues! Any additional names appreciated!

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Go to Mike Riehl in Roseville and buy a new bumper for $350 from them and be done with it. You can sell your older bumper and get a $100 at the mopar swap at Gibraltar on the 29th of January.


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Re: DETROIT-AREA CHROME PLATING SHOP??? [Re: drmopar] #900021
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DrMopar,thanks for the info! I'll give them a call!

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Matter of fact, if your front bumper is not bad, I could use it on a car Iam selling. PM me if it is something you want to do.


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Doc..PM sent!

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Randy,

Hajjar Plating. 221 Victor St, Highland Park, MI 48203 Map (313) 865-4200

Hajjars/Micro Platers main plating location is on the west side VanBorn &275 if you drop off bumper it will be shipped to this location so its best just to drop it off direct. They have a lifetime warrenty on plating(for what thats worth)if your not happy with the bumper they will plate it until you are, started using them in 95 still have the car & bumpers they still look great!I'll bet there in your price range, managers direct line is 734-718-2953 Kevin he can show you there plating..................Paul
Hajjars bumpers in photo plated since 95

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Thanks for the info,Paul! I'll give Kevin a call! Have you had anything done by them after '95'??? Your Challenger looks REAL NICE! Hopefully they can do it for less than $350.00! We shall soon find out! Thanks again!

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Had valve covers done last year and am satisfied.
Need bumpers done also will be following your posts.
John

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Hey Randy,

Thanks! Yes I've used them since and have some misc chrome that needs to go in this winter. Used them in 2000/2001??? (getting old)they did my Superbee bumpers, they did plate one bumper twice to get it like I wanted it but no complaints and they still look great!!!If prices havent went up too much they should be right around 300.00 a bumper.
Freind of mine Jack used them in 06 for his Superbee bumpers came out very nice and price was 600.00 for the pair.Jacks bumper got tapped last summer and they were really great with him repaired it quick and think they were more than reasonable.
Can you tell these guys have done us right! I'm with you on supporting the local guys, if we dont do it and they shut the doors where we going to go??

Let me know how everything turns out.......Paul

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Jacks Bee, hard to get a bumper shot.

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Thanks for all the info,Paul! Sounds like they're REAL eager to please the customer! $300.00 IS a NICE price! I have to make some decisions here on what to do! I'll keep ya' posted! BTW...VERRRY NICE BEE'S!

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I have had 6 bumpers done at Hajar/ Micro platers , usually $250- $350 per bumper. They have held up very nicely. I will use them again in the future.......Matt

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Thanks a lot Randy now you have me wanting to get my bumpers plated after the awful job a previous plater did


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Randy My bumpers were 600 each from B&L but 1972 road runner bumpers are HUGE both front and rear..
I would be willing to bet you could get Gino to do them for 300 each...They are terriffic people to deal with...Good Luck...


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