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My 1965 Comet bumper chrome is rough and pitted, help!
I have a 1965 Comet which I bought new and which is my pride and joy. It has spent most of its life in a closed garage and is seldom exposed to the elements however the chrome on the bumpers is becoming rough and slightly pitted. On the other hand, I have a 1967 Mercury which is used more often and has never seen the inside of a garage and of course the chrome is fine! Can anyone explain why this might be happening and what I can do to keep the chrome on the Comet from deteriorating any further? Thanks for your help.
posted: January 22, 2009
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The only thing that I can think of is that the Comet received a bad chrome job at the factory. Preserving chrome with commercial chrome polishes available at your local auto parts store is the best way to preserve your chrome. If the pitting and roughness is too bad, I can only suggest that you get a re-chrome job at a reputable re-chroming or replating shop.
posted:  January 22, 2009
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There is an outfit out of Modesto, CA. that is pretty good if you are looking for a re-chrome job.
posted:  January 23, 2009
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I've used Denver Bumper Works before for some chrome work. They did a pretty good job. I think for your Comet it should run you about $300 for the front bumper plus shipping costs. Their # 1-800-525-6560 and their website is
posted:  January 23, 2009
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There are also options on several companies if you look in the service section of a Hemmings Motor News. It's alphabetical from there = "B" for bumpers and you'll see several companies. One of them is a company where you send yours in and they will trade one out of their inventory that has already been re-done.
posted:  February 5, 2009
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