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1 hour ago, Frosty said:

Interesting list Justa. 

The Lapeer Plating + Plastics is about 10 miles or less from my place. Looks like they try to sell to the Big 3.

That's what I was thinkin as well.  Lapeer for the win.  Wondering what it would cost to do my grill/headlight bezels.  Those are some BIG pieces.  The inside corners are getting a lil dark.  Most people would never notice, but I see it.

Thinkin Jody should try my search only use his state instead of Mich and see what he finds.  Might be as surprized as we were.

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Well I tried, apparently the west coast is not nearly as diverse in these matters as the east coast is. Worth a shot though.  Thx

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I recieved the replacement grill parts, so, that's one huge piece of progress. But and there is always a but, the one piece that I so desperately needed had 2 broken fins. Just on one end though. I contacted the guys at Insane Paint and he says he can repair it, so relief. The second piece of progress was the parts went out yesterday to Insane Paint to be repaired and new chrome applied. When I get them back I will post pictures and an opinion on the job done.

Here are before pics

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Can't wait.

How long did the guy at Insane Paint think it would take to repair and re-chome them?

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He didn't say for sure, said once he got the parts he would let me know. He is suppose to get them this coming Monday. I hope it's not too long.... kind of frothing at the bit to see what they will look like in a "new" condition 

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I understand your feelings Jody completely. We've all been there at one time or another.

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They came out amazing.  Just in time for the cruise season that justa startin up.  Have fun!

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Jody - truly gorgeous pieces dude. Please give us the finished look!

I'm sure it was stupid money, but how bad was it for six pieces? Who was your repair shop / chromer? I suspect you'll recommend them again then?

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Absolutely, when I get the pieces put back in I will post a pic. To do all six pieces it was 750.00 with freight. The completed parts were worth every penny. Considering how hard these grill parts are to find. The company was The Insane Paint shop. Their number is on the buffing rags the parts are setting on. The process is called Cosmic Chrome and you can get Chrome in about any color you desire. Pretty neat process. The company has a post on YouTube. 

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Wow! They are in Menominee Michigan, in the upper peninsula, closer to northern Wisconsin. I am going to have to remember these people. Since I live in lower Michigan, this could be a possible chromer for me too!

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