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gt-for-now
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: Rechroming Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend a company that does quality rechroming at sensible prices?
I know this kind of work doesn't come cheap, and I don't mind paying good money for a good job, but what I've been quoted so far strikes me as downright silly.
It's a minor job but I want it done well.

Thanks,

Marcel[/quote]
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Steve 155C
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used this company for my LC and was very please with the results + price:

http://www.ce-design.co.uk/index.php?pageID=21

They are an engineering company that happens to also do chrome , so they insisted in taking all of my small parts apart to polish and chrome them properly. Most chrome firms can't offer this service.

The only bit that I was not happy about was their claim to be able to repair and replate mazac. Don't waste your time trying to get those bits done - they will come back full of holes.
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gt-for-now
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Steve,

Thanks for your reply.
The parts I want to have done are the (pre-aeroflow) c pillar trims, don't know what material these are made off?
They are not actually damaged or heavily pitted but have lost their shine.
Would it be safe to send these to the company you mentioned?

Marcel
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DaveC
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Marcel, I've used London Chroming--http://www.londonchroming.co.uk/contact.htm. Ask for Philip or Mike (Philip is daft as a brush)
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Steve 155C
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gt-for-now wrote:
Hi Steve,

Thanks for your reply.
The parts I want to have done are the (pre-aeroflow) c pillar trims, don't know what material these are made off?
They are not actually damaged or heavily pitted but have lost their shine.
Would it be safe to send these to the company you mentioned?

Marcel


Unfortunately they are mazac. Don't waste your money trying to get them rechromed. Buy a repro set off Colin Ginn. He made his repro ones from my original ones. They are very good quality , are chromed and probably cheaper then trying to get your originals chromed - only to be disappointed.
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gt-for-now
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks all, will make up my mind in the coming weeks.
I know of Colin's parts but just like the idea of keeping as much original bits on my car as possible.
I'm sure at least some of you over here will understand.
Keeping cars original is much less in vogue in Ford circles as opposed to the Lotus world, but there are one or two.

Marcel
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David Baldock
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Marcel,

Nice to read your comments on retaining original parts. I'm of the same ilk. However, my swivelling vent louvres are now so untidy that I would like to have them re-coated.

Sorry for hi-jacking your post but I think I've seen it posted on here before so does anyone know who does it?

Dave B
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tommy
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dale Stephenson was doing the eyeball vents on an exchange basis.
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David Baldock
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank's Tommy. Can you tell me how I might contact Dale?

Dave B
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DaveC
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try his mobile David:
07931862669 0r 07942060460
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David Baldock
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dave.
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