hated the "baby buggy bumpers" that were on the later TR-6's and
wanted to take them off. I knew that there would be holes
to fill on the front
and a chance of marks deep in the chrome on
both front and rear. I called two
of the best shops in New
England for custom three layer chrome plating,
which is copper,
nickel and chromium starting with an acid bath followed
several polishing and buffing steps in between layers.
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or follow procedures referred to here, they do so at their own
risk, and no liability will
attach to either myself, or A&E Auto
see next is the car with and the without the bumpers as the
I still can't decide whether
to put that plate frame back on......
but I'm getting it re-chromed just in case.
Back in 8-10 weeks with the new
chrome and no "baby buggy bumpers".
Well, it wasn't quite 8
weeks, but worth the wait of almost 12 weeks for
the bumpers alone. My second plate frame is due to be done
The license plate frame below was refinished at
New England Chrome Plating in Hartford, CT last month.
New Chrome did this job, but
is no longer in business. Caveat Emptor.....
And it's installation
That's the front end with the
new bumpers installed.
And the rear end. Worth
the wait and no ugly black over riders.
Now I have to polish them up and get ready for top down time.
fine job by Allan and his guys at: