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PostPost by: slimromeo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:00 pm

Hi all, just been to see a guy about getting my rear bumper stripped and rechromed. He gave me a price of ?270 :shock: . i know his work is really good but ive never had any rechroming done before and wondered if the price is fair?

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PostPost by: andyelan » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:36 pm

Hi Franco

If the quality is accecptable that's a good price. Just remember though, it's all too easy for a plater to mess up an otherwise good bumper and if that happens sourcing a replacement is going to be a nightmare

For comparison Derby Plating's work is second to none, but they are ?100 more than you've been quoted.

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PostPost by: slimromeo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 12:57 pm

If the quality is accecptable that's a good price.


i was recommended by a rolls royce restorer and seen his work which was top notch. i was toying with the idea of buying a new bumper but noticed that a lot of people on here saying they dont fit right.

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PostPost by: tcsoar » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:46 pm

Hi Franco,

I will be having both my bumpers done soon and had got quotes ranging from ?130-?300 for each bumper. Where abouts are you and who did you get your quote from? I think if you get a recommendation for something like this and can see some of the work they have done previously it makes it a bit easier.

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PostPost by: slimromeo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:14 pm

Hi Chris,

Im based in Liverpool and the companys name is Willochrome in St Helens, they had done all the chrome work for a classic rolls royce i have seen and it was flawless to be honest. i just didn't want to get ripped off but for good quality it seems the price is about right. It works out to about ?35 per foot, i'm just glad my front bumper is really good.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:15 pm

Franco

Same price as I paid,they ruined it,ground off the lip,"what lip?", they said,if they are located anywhere near Failsworth don't touch them with a bargepole....

John :wink:

Edit,you got your reply before mine was posted...
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PostPost by: slimromeo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:20 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Same price as I paid,they ruined it,ground off the lip,"what lip?", they said,if they are located anywhere near Failsworth don't touch them with a bargepole...


Gutted! :shock:
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PostPost by: Higs » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:32 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:
Same price as I paid,they ruined it,ground off the lip,"what lip?", they said,if they are located anywhere near Failsworth don't touch them with a bargepole....


John

If it is any comfort, you have taught us all to say "Do not, under any circumstances, grind off that lip - and please write that on the job card"! It worked for me and I would not have said it unless I had read about your horrible experience.

So thank you for sharing with us....

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PostPost by: gerrym » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:24 pm

Hi all, I know being cryptic is all good fun....there is a tendency to think up the the most obtuse (inventive?) titles for the posts, but...

Come on, think of the next bloke trying to extract some data from this vast archive and at least give one word in the title that pertains to the topic.

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PostPost by: slimromeo » Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:35 pm

gerrym wrote:Hi all, I know being cryptic is all good fun....there is a tendency to think up the the most obtuse (inventive?) titles for the posts, but...

Come on, think of the next bloke trying to extract some data from this vast archive and at least give one word in the title that pertains to the topic.

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Sorry to have wasted 10 seconds of your day :roll:

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PostPost by: Tonyw » Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:00 am

Mr Slimromeo,

I think you are missing the point.....if I wanted to look up what people had said about chroming bumpers etc in a years time I do not think this topic would come up on an archive search, the archives do contain a myriad of information useful to us all at some time or another.

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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:43 am

Does the search facility scan just the subject only and not the content?

John :wink:
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PostPost by: slimromeo » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:52 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Does the search facility scan just the subject only and not the content?


Thanks John.

Subject title...fair price?. Subject...did i get a fair price?
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:59 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Does the search facility scan just the subject only and not the content?

John :wink:


Both, just not very well.

Better to use an outside search engine really

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:52 pm

Robbie,
that sounds a good idea, how do I do it?
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