The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-06-2018, 10:49 PM   #1
bigmoe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: brandon, mb
Posts: 34
What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

I have a painted grill and would like to chrome it. What are people paying?
I have a 63 gmc.
bigmoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-06-2018, 10:54 PM   #2
jayoldschool
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: ON, Canada
Posts: 1,564
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

It will be significantly more expensive than getting a used chrome one. Hundreds more.
jayoldschool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 01:47 AM   #3
Mack B
Registered User
 
Mack B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: L.ower A.labama
Posts: 368
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

Quote:
Originally Posted by bigmoe View Post
I have a painted grill and would like to chrome it. What are people paying?
I have a 63 gmc.
A few years back I got quoted $800.00 to chrome a 63 Chevy grill that was straight.....the paint grew on me
Mack B is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 01:47 AM   #4
Captainfab
60-66 Nut

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Posts: 21,558
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

Someone recently posted here that they got a quote to chrome their grill at $1600. Having parts chromed is EXTREMELY expensive in the USA. It used to be much cheaper up in Canada, but I do not have any idea what the cost is now.
__________________
Power Steering Box Adapter Plates For Sale HERE
Power Brake Booster Adapter Brackets For Sale '63-'66 HERE and '67-'72 HERE and '60-'62 HERE and "60-'62 with clutch HERE
Rear Disc Brake Brackets For Sale. Impala SS calipers HERE Camaro Calipers HERE D52 Calipers HERE 6 Lug HERE
Hydroboost Mounting Plates HERE
Captainfab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 08:59 AM   #5
nsb29
Senior Member
 
nsb29's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: new smyrna beach fl / 29 palms cal
Posts: 632
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

And on top of it being expensive the quality of the work is not there they tell you it is triple plated but it is not They double plate with Nicole and then chrome triple plating is copper nickel chrome restored an old boat few years back had to send most of it back twice some of it three times and this was a shop in Florida called space Coast Crome was supposed to be the place to have your work done I am told that Paul’s chrome does excellent work what I have seen look goodBut it could cost you as much is you paid for your truck I would find a new grill
nsb29 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 10:24 AM   #6
jchav62
1962 C-10
 
jchav62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 4,838
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

I had the grille for my '62 plated this past spring. El Paso Electroplating. For the grille, minus the headlight bezels which were already chromed not too long ago. Paid $280.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Joseph Chavez
"See the USA in a Chevrolet!!"
......................_____
.........________//__{\_____
,,,,,,,/__(O)___//___/__(O)_/

1962 C10 Shortbed Fleetside 327/th350 GV overdrive
2003 Silverado 2500HD LB7 Duramax
jchav62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 11:23 AM   #7
Johns 66
Registered User
 
Johns 66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Talladega Alabama
Posts: 213
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

I recently received a quote from Advanced Plating in Tennessee to have this grille chromed...minus the insert. Just the grille was 1200.00 and the headlamp bezel were 175.00 each....That's a lot of money especially when you can buy a set of chrome bezels for less than 60.00.

Needless to say I will be looking at some alternatives.
Attached Images
 
Johns 66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 02:04 PM   #8
The Rocknrod
Too Cool For School
 
The Rocknrod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: China Spring, TX
Posts: 2,952
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

Advance Plating has always been expensive but probably does good work (never used them myself). Good to know about El Paso Electroplating, jchav62 thank you.
The Rocknrod is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 02:11 PM   #9
bigmoe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: brandon, mb
Posts: 34
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

Classic Industries has repop 64-66 Chevy chrome grilles for $250. Only the one style available though.
bigmoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 02:46 PM   #10
Johns 66
Registered User
 
Johns 66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Talladega Alabama
Posts: 213
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

Quote:
Originally Posted by The Rocknrod View Post
Advance Plating has always been expensive but probably does good work (never used them myself). Good to know about El Paso Electroplating, jchav62 thank you.
Pauls quoted my Grille and head light bezels at 2000.00....1500 for the grill and 250 each for the bezels



Side note is that Advanced said they had a fire and it will be 3 or 4 months before they can take work
Johns 66 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2018, 03:50 PM   #11
vin63
It's Better With Nitro
 
vin63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Chino Hills, CA
Posts: 1,957
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

An alternative is to get it powder coated. A lot of the newer chrome and iridescent Cerakote powders make it more cost effective and durable.
__________________
1963 C-10: Deluxe-optioned cab, shortbed, fleetside
Pontiac 462 ci, Kauffman D-Port alum. heads
4L80E, narrowed sheetmetal Ford 9-inch
Tubular front and rear suspension
Custom 6-piston front disc and 4-piston rear disc brakes
vin63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2018, 12:54 AM   #12
Captainfab
60-66 Nut

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Posts: 21,558
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

You might check in your area if there is someone that does spray chrome. Check it out on YouTube.

Jchav62, I have not heard of those prices for 30+ years around here.
__________________
Power Steering Box Adapter Plates For Sale HERE
Power Brake Booster Adapter Brackets For Sale '63-'66 HERE and '67-'72 HERE and '60-'62 HERE and "60-'62 with clutch HERE
Rear Disc Brake Brackets For Sale. Impala SS calipers HERE Camaro Calipers HERE D52 Calipers HERE 6 Lug HERE
Hydroboost Mounting Plates HERE
Captainfab is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2018, 01:33 AM   #13
slepysal
Registered User
 
slepysal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: San Jose NOR*CAL
Posts: 2,769
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captainfab View Post
You might check in your area if there is someone that does spray chrome. Check it out on YouTube.

Jchav62, I have not heard of those prices for 30+ years around here.
Great price !! The local "Locos" use to take a truck load down to TJ to get plated. I had my 53 wagon's grill plated for 350.00 back in 1999.
__________________
1960 Apache long bed fleet L6 250 Clifford intake 2 bbl carb. Headers with dual exhaust and bellflower tips. 3 speed on the floor and finally power disc brakes !

"Excuse the chips,dents and scratches, I drive my truck."
slepysal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2018, 02:02 AM   #14
markeb01
Senior Enthusiast
 
markeb01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Spokane Valley, WA
Posts: 8,313
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

I checked at my local chrome shop a couple of years ago, and they quoted me $500 for a 1960 GMC grille and headlight rims. I have a perfect unplated grille that's ready to go, but that's still more than I can throw away on something so vulnerable.
__________________
My Build Thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=444502
markeb01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2018, 11:10 AM   #15
bigmoe
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: brandon, mb
Posts: 34
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captainfab View Post
You might check in your area if there is someone that does spray chrome. Check it out on YouTube.

Jchav62, I have not heard of those prices for 30+ years around here.
Spray chrome! That's an idea. I had the wheels on my wife's Ford Edge spray chromed three years ago. I had to ship them to Chicago. Looks like real chrome and has really held up. I wonder if someone could do a grill?
bigmoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2018, 11:25 AM   #16
jchav62
1962 C-10
 
jchav62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 4,838
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Captainfab View Post
You might check in your area if there is someone that does spray chrome. Check it out on YouTube.

Jchav62, I have not heard of those prices for 30+ years around here.
Sounds like a got a good deal! When I got the quote, I couldn't ship it to them fast enough. You pay to ship it down to them, but they pick up the tab for return shipping. Turnaround time was about 4 weeks.
__________________
Joseph Chavez
"See the USA in a Chevrolet!!"
......................_____
.........________//__{\_____
,,,,,,,/__(O)___//___/__(O)_/

1962 C10 Shortbed Fleetside 327/th350 GV overdrive
2003 Silverado 2500HD LB7 Duramax
jchav62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2018, 11:27 AM   #17
jchav62
1962 C-10
 
jchav62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Posts: 4,838
Re: What’s it cost to chrome a grill?

Quote:
Originally Posted by slepysal View Post
Great price !! The local "Locos" use to take a truck load down to TJ to get plated. I had my 53 wagon's grill plated for 350.00 back in 1999.
I've heard of a guy that come through Albuquerque every few weeks that does the same thing. I've never used him. I'm not sure where he's taking the parts either.
__________________
Joseph Chavez
"See the USA in a Chevrolet!!"
......................_____
.........________//__{\_____
,,,,,,,/__(O)___//___/__(O)_/

1962 C10 Shortbed Fleetside 327/th350 GV overdrive
2003 Silverado 2500HD LB7 Duramax
jchav62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com