Trim Restoration

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Trim Restoration


Post by Gyrhead » 01 Oct 2017, 19:32

Looking for first person recommendations for restoration and re-anodizing of the aluminum trim on the '71.

Price is important, but less so than quality, timeliness and MOST importantly - minimum of hassle / BS. I have ZERO tolerance for "we've misplaced your parts" or "we'll get to them in fiscal 2027" or "we sent them, I'll send you the tracking number tomorrow"

Who do you folks (strongly) recommend?

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Post by J_Speegle » 01 Oct 2017, 20:01

Interested also - need to do some rocker moldings and they have been sitting in the garage in PVC tubing for the last couple of years. Cost (last time I checked) was more than my wheels cost to have them custom made and powder coated

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Post by 68gurney » 03 Oct 2017, 19:13

If you have nice cores, do not do the exchange at WCCC. I did and it was a mistake. Find a shop that will re-annodize your units.
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Post by 7TXR7 » 03 Oct 2017, 22:31

I used this place
to re anodize my hood lip/eyebrow trim. They did a very nice job, price was good and turn around time was good as well. I would use them again.

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Post by fordnutz » 03 Oct 2017, 23:28

They did a great job Darren.
Thanks, Scott Ferguson
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Post by BossElim69 » 04 Oct 2017, 05:57

I used "King of Trim" when I restored the XR7 G. They turned out great. Only messed up on one quarter extension trim piece and they quickly did another one for me free of charge. I'm sure they're not the cheapest shop to do this work.

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Post by Don Rush » 04 Oct 2017, 10:19

We have most items on the shelf and we do our best to do an honest core match, meaning if you send your cores in advance and they are really clean with out rot or dings we give you restored back that was done from clean cores. ... attribs=81 ... attribs=81

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