[E-Type] Pricing for Chrome

Did some pricing in preparation for getting my 72 V12 E-Type on the road.

Chrome for just the bumpers:

FRONT
left blade: $150
right blade: $150
AMCO Bar: $165
Bumper Up-rights: $65 each

REAR
left blade: $200
right blade: $200
center section: $150
Bumper Up-rights: $65 each

The estimate comes to $1275.

Sound about right?

The guy recommened against re-chroming the smaller pieces: risk too high for twisted parts from teh buffer.

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In reply to a message from Balzer, Craig LTC RET sent Fri 20 Jun 2008:

Craig,

FWIW, when I had the car repainted, I had everything rechromed,
including switch bezels and small interior trim. Everything came
out great, and the things I did not rechrome but bought new fit so
badly that in the end I rechromed the originals and this worked
great (e.g. reverse light holder, S1).

Too long ago for proice to be useful. Done by Lodi Chrome who do a
lot of restoration work for Pebble Beach cars.

Jerry–
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In reply to a message from Balzer, Craig LTC RET sent Fri 20 Jun 2008:

Craig:
The prices you quote sound about right. My bumpers, overiders,
headlamp bezels and A-posts trim cost over $900. I am in Southern
California so the EPA has killed off most platers and those that
remain charge a fortune.

I second your chromers advice on the thin parts as it is very easy
to polish through or distort beyond repair but replacement parts
usually need lost of wrestling to fit.
Kevin
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Sound about right?
The guy recommened against re-chroming the smaller pieces: risk too high for twisted parts from teh buffer.
Craig


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In reply to a message from Balzer, Craig LTC RET sent Fri 20 Jun 2008:

Hi Craig,

Those prices aren’t too bad. Chroming is such aa ardous process.
especially with our 30 plus years of deformation going on.
Good Luck!–
The original message included these comments:

Did some pricing in preparation for getting my 72 V12 E-Type on the road.
Chrome for just the bumpers:
FRONT
left blade: $150
right blade: $150
AMCO Bar: $165
Bumper Up-rights: $65 each
REAR
left blade: $200
right blade: $200
center section: $150


KenAsh, Severna Park, MD, 1E77559 '67 2+2, 2004 XJR
Severna Park, MD, United States
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In reply to a message from Balzer, Craig LTC RET sent Fri 20 Jun 2008:

Colonel Balzer,

That sounds like fairly reasonable pricing to me. I
thought it was more costly. If that pricing is for a quality
job I would be interested too…Though I am really in rush
to get mine done. My chrome is OK for now.

Abner–
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Chrome for just the bumpers:
The estimate comes to $1275.


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In reply to a message from Balzer, Craig LTC RET sent Fri 20 Jun 2008:

Oh I forgot to mention…
I think you might be able to buy a new AMCO bar for less
than that $165.00

Abner–
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AMCO Bar: $165


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In reply to a message from lilAbner sent Sat 21 Jun 2008:

It all comes down to the plater’s reputation and the amount of
repair work he is doing to the parts. My 66 2+2 rear bumpers had a
bunch of dents/puckers in them from careless backing-up by the
previous owners. I thought they were shot. Sherms Chrome in
Sacramento brought them back to show quality - straight as an
arrow.

If your guy does a great job and is faced with repair work, then
that price is really quite fair in my estimation. That said, after
over a decade of eType ownership I may just be numb to the repair
expenses!–
TomP (62 OTS, 66 2+2, 05 XJ8L, 49 MGTC, 31 MG-M, 99 Z3)
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In reply to a message from Balzer, Craig LTC RET sent Fri 20 Jun 2008:

Hi Craig,

Take a look at http://hanlonplating.com/index.php they did the work
on my 69 2+2 they do good work, priced right and are on the East
coast if that helps good luck

cheers Paul–
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The estimate comes to $1275.
Sound about right?


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In reply to a message from Balzer, Craig LTC RET sent Fri 20 Jun 2008:

Craig,

You probably know this, and I don’t know if you car has been in
pieces or whatever, but be sure to test-fit every bit of chrome
(new or original) before taking to the plater. I was pretty
inexperienced when I did my E-Type 20 years ago, and made the
mistake of having body work done and not bolting all the chrome
bits onto the finished body and checking for perfect fit. As a
result, a few of the contours had changed very slightly and a
couple of my beautiful newly plated bumpers and overriders needed
to be slightly reshaped and plated again.

Some of the smaller parts are cheaper to buy new than replate, but
the quality of aftermarket plating is often horrible looking and
very shortlasting.

Tom–
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