View Full Version : New Underhood Chrome - Tell Me What You Think!

04-27-2007, 03:05 PM
Everyone that has a T/A knows how ugly that plastic piece between the front nose fascia and the hood latch is :eyes: Factory couldn't even paint it. Some people remove and paint - I went a leetle bit farther and had it chromed (my plater can chrome plastic). Part was in the chrome tank for 12 hrs - weighs more now than it did before!

I also had my TR Tensioner Chromed and installed the Polished SS PCM Cover - so tell me what you think...

04-27-2007, 03:08 PM
looks pretty sweet man, nothings finer than a clean engine bay!

04-27-2007, 03:11 PM
Looks awesome!

04-27-2007, 03:16 PM
Very nice, problem is that once you start chroming you cant stop cause everything else looks crappy in comparison, lol

04-27-2007, 03:18 PM
You got that right - I had to go back and get all my polished aluminum items chromed - they paled in comparison to the chrome. Chrome is much easier to maintain than polished aluminum anyway...

04-27-2007, 03:20 PM
Sexy! :hump: Great looking engine bay.

04-27-2007, 03:24 PM
Who does your chroming for you, would mind getting all my SS pieces chromed also

04-27-2007, 03:25 PM
How much does your plater charge? Please PM me if it's non-sponsor.

04-27-2007, 03:39 PM
How much does your plater charge? Please PM me if it's non-sponsor.

Me also

04-27-2007, 03:40 PM
Well, he's not a sponsor so I won't post up prices here (wouldn't want to speak for him anyway). I can tell you that he has a fairly good handle on prices to plate just about everything tha is possible on a T/A since he has done mine.

Pricing for new customer may be different than mine as I get a discount since I have spent thousands of dollars with him over the years and several cars.

He does do out of state work - I have referred several members to him that have sent in items from out of state. Actually, he has a members Power Steering Reservoir down there right now being plated.

That front piece alone took quite a long time - first coating with the copper underlayment till it met with his hi standards - then in the nickel tank, then in the chrome tank for 12 hrs.

Some would say that the cost is too much and would rather just paint - that's fine - your choice.

Me, I'm 46, have a very good job that pays well, all the kids are grown and moved out, so I can afford to spend $$ on my cars. Plus my wife loves cars and shows just about as much as I do - so that don't hurt! :jest:

04-27-2007, 04:00 PM
Looks super clean, you have done a very nice job with that bay! One of the cleanest I have seen...

04-27-2007, 06:22 PM
One of the cleanest and nicest engine bays i have seen!

04-27-2007, 06:37 PM
I love it man.

Looks so good that i just might have to go and look up chrome plating in my area.

04-27-2007, 07:16 PM
damn i like it a lot.....what did you use or did you buy parts

04-27-2007, 07:18 PM
If you mean where did I get the parts to chrome - they are all the stock parts. I remove them during the winter when the car is in storage, have them plated, then install before the next season

04-27-2007, 09:15 PM
Damn, looks really great!

04-27-2007, 09:18 PM
That looks hot. I'd just switch back to black loom.

04-27-2007, 09:43 PM
Jay, Looking great as usual!! I bet that plastic piece was a pretty penny to get chromed :) Like I told you before I have printed out some pictures of your engine bay and I use them as my reference of what I want/need to do!!! After dropping some serious cash on engine appearance items over the Winter I am now in the ballpark. Keep up the great work. Talk to you soon.

04-27-2007, 09:45 PM
Looks nice dude....are you going to the GM Nats in Carlisile in June?

04-27-2007, 10:33 PM
Love it!! Oh and love how MY intake looks too!! LOL!!!

04-27-2007, 10:50 PM

04-27-2007, 11:15 PM
can you pm me his number sure would like to get some chroming done

05-07-2007, 03:53 PM
can you pm me his number sure would like to get some chroming done
I'm the one that's waiting on the power steering reservior getting chrome finished. After seeing 1QuickWs6's car it looks awesome. He's good at finishing plastic as you can see.