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    Default Front /rear bumper questions 72 Barracuda

    I can`t decide whether to rechrome my bumpers or buy some I spotted on craigslist. The seller says they are 70-74 and all driver quality he has a few different ones in a pic for $50 each. The price is right as long as I can find a pair for my car once I see them in person.Are there any differences to look out for? I don`t want to get bumpers that don`t fit right.

    My front bumper has a slight tweak in it and damage in one of the bumper jack slots plus the chrome is bad on both bumpers. I assume easy fix`s for a shop before re-croming. Will my 72 bumperettes in the rear fit correctly on a the bumper from a different year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheetmetaldan View Post
    I can`t decide whether to rechrome my bumpers or buy some I spotted on craigslist. The seller says they are 70-74 and all driver quality he has a few different ones in a pic for $50 each. The price is right as long as I can find a pair for my car once I see them in perso
    I am a little confused . Do you want used driver quality bumpers or nice rechromed bumpers ? If you want to get them rechromed. Save the money you would spend on gas and/or shipping plus $50.00 for a used bumper and check with a good chrome shop to redo your bumpers.
    You usually get what you pay for. If you are lucky.

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    Sorry for the confusion. I am trying to decide either buy a pair I could live with for $100.00 or spend more on re-chroming what I have. The bumpers on Craigslist are only a half hour from me so thats not bad, I just don`t know if bumpers from 70-74 were all the same.
    If I decide to go the re-chroming route there is a shop called Nu-Chrome in Fall River MA. near me as well but I have read too many negative comments about them so I am leery about going there. I would rather deal with a local shop if I can as long as they are good and avoid having to ship bumpers. But if there is no one local to me I would ship them if I had to.

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    To get the most bang for your buck I would get them rechromed one at a time. I would also send the bumper guards to get done at the same time so the chrome matched.
    I will get info on a few recommended shops for you to check with.

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    Here are a few good ones :
    Nu-Chrome
    sales @nu-chrome.com
    -800-422-8012
    Ma.

    Advanced Plating
    advancedplating.com
    Nashville, Tn. 1 year warranty

    Paul's Chrome Plating Inc.
    paulschrome.com
    800-245-8679
    Pa. Lifetime warranty

    There are many more ,but you should get an idea of what to expect.

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    Thanks Moparleo. Do you or anyone here for that matter have any firsthand experience with Nu-Chrome? They are only about 20 minutes from me. My problem with going there were several negative comments I read online it`s sort of made me second guess using them. Hopefully quality has improved there.

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    Default Avoid Nu-Chrome!

    Just to update my own last post I researched Nu-Chrome again online and it`s worse than I thought follow this link for details. http://www.imperialclub.com/Part/Vendors/NuChrome.htm If anyone is considering them read this first before you give them your parts and money!

    The list of unhappy customers spans years right up into 2012! I can`t see how a place like this even stays in business! They would have to pay me to give them my bumpers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by moparleo View Post
    Here are a few good ones :

    Advanced Plating
    advancedplating.com
    Nashville, Tn. 1 year warranty

    Paul's Chrome Plating Inc.
    paulschrome.com
    800-245-8679
    Pa. Lifetime warranty

    There are many more ,but you should get an idea of what to expect.
    Sorry about Nu-Chrome problems, I removed them from list.