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    Chrome Grill Cost

    Trying to get an idea of the cost for getting Grill Chrome plated. Also considering the Window Frame.
    FFR Hot Rod #1106

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    I remember reading a post maybe a year ago (don't remember who) that said they were quoted around $1000 to get it chromed. Seems pretty high.
    I've had a lot of motorcycle engine parts chromed in the past that weren't that expensive.
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    My grill and windshield frame was $1,100.00 back in 2011
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    MK2 #???? Delivered 11/2002, Finished and Titled 6/2003 5.0, T-5, 4-Link, Sold 3/2005
    Hot Rod #304 purchased 5/28/2017 from original owner Unassembled . Titled and plated 8/24/2017 Coyote,
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    IIRC, some of the earlier builders had problems with the grills having a lot of porosity that blew holes in the plating. It took a lot of work to fill in the pores and get a nice finish. No idea if FFR has fixed that issue, but it's something to watch out for if you decide to go this route. Did you have that problem Bill?
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    My grill looks great and no signs of porosity.
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    MK2 #???? Delivered 11/2002, Finished and Titled 6/2003 5.0, T-5, 4-Link, Sold 3/2005
    Hot Rod #304 purchased 5/28/2017 from original owner Unassembled . Titled and plated 8/24/2017 Coyote,
    TKO, 3-Link, Heat, A/C, Electric Power Steering, Convertible top
    MK4 #9524 Picked up 1/18/19 306 Blueprint, T-5, 4-Link, Gas-N Pipes, Heater

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    I dropped mine off today in Ft. Worth. The price is $900.00 and 2-weeks lead time. He also told me he could do the Window Frame for $400.00. I will post some photos when I get it back.
    FFR Hot Rod #1106

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    Got a "quote" from Paul's Chrome (https://paulschrome.com/) 10 weeks for delivery and $2500 copper, nickel and chrome plating. WOW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KenWilkinson View Post
    Got a "quote" from Paul's Chrome (https://paulschrome.com/) 10 weeks for delivery and $2500 copper, nickel and chrome plating. WOW!
    How do you think they pay for those commercials on My Classic Car, LOL.

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    I had mine chromed at Dan's Polishing and Chrome in Adamsville, Tennessee. The cost was $300 and it is beautiful. I couldn't ask for a better job.

    I'm sorry, I knew that didn't sound right so I went back and checked my records and am editing this post. The quote for polishing the grill was $300,
    but when I sent it to them they said there were too many close areas to do a proper job and they recomended chrome instead. I paid $700 and was
    very satisfied with the job.
    Dale
    Last edited by sebournd; 03-08-2019 at 12:06 PM.

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    I just polished mine for now, it looks pretty good, not sure what i want to do with it

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    Did you get it triple chromed? Ie, Copper, Nickel, Chrome?

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    Yes, it was triple coated.

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