How are dents removed from an original bumper that is to be re-chromed? I
have an original with a small dent that I was going to replace with a new
From: Robert M. Lang [SMTP:lang@ISIS.MIT.EDU]
Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 1999 2:42 PM
Subject: Re: Krappy Krome
(and Hi TeriAnne)
With respect to chrome parts available from wherever - two
1. The original chrome wasn't too good anyway, so perhaps the new
stuff is just "authentic" in every detail. My '74 TR6 had chrome
off the bumpers when the car was less than one year old.
2. If you ask folks at Moss or TRF or whatever, they'll likely tell
rechrome the new parts as soon as you get them... if you want the
last. I know it sounds hokey - but it is true.
The reason for this is that the new parts get sourced from the
source - guess what that means?? I can say that you most certainly
get triple plated parts (copper nickel chrome).
If you did get triple plated parts, your bumper would cost $500
$250 or whatever. Remember, a good chrome job is due to the amount
invested. Cheap prices come from sub standard labor practices.
This is one reason that you should never-ever toss an orignal TR
bumper unless it is rusted through or mangled beyond recognition.
originals really were much better than the repros.
I'll point out that this topic comes up from time to time on the
FAQ people, want a submission about chrome and TR's???
TR6's with re-chromed original bumpers.