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Old 06-22-2006, 07:48 AM
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Chrome Plating Warning

This spring at the Carlisle swap meet it gave my 1953 Chevy grill to THE BUMPER CHROME CO. they are located at 6464 Clara Street, Bell Garden, CA 90201 and paid them $700.00 cash to do the job and shipe my grill to me. I was told it would be done in 2 weeks then this guy I assume is the boss said give him 4 weeks to be sure to get it done. I said OK gave him my grill which was in perfect shape just needed to be rechromed. Had all the parts that goes with the grill like the small clips around the parking lights. This was in April, spring Carlise. Jose called the second week in May and said that my grill was done and he was going to ship it, which would have been in the time frame he told me. I did not get the grill in two weeks so I called to see what the problem was. He said oh your grill was perfect that was not your grill we are still chroming your grill and will ship it one week. Well to make a long story shorter. I call several more times got all kinds of excuses on why I didn't have my grill. I told them that I thought that they had sold my grill and I was just out of luck. I caught up with Jose at Ford Carlisle in June. He had a 53 Chevy grill there with him. I looked at it but it didn't have alll the parts and was not in as good of shape as my was. I told him that I wanted my grill and not this one. He assured me that my grill had two pieces left to chrome and that he would ship it with in the coming week. I recieved a grill the other day by express mail. It was the same grill that he had at Ford Carlisle. I was showing it to a friend and he noticed that there was a place on one of the pieces that the chrome was loose not stuck to the part at all. Jose has not heard the last of me yet. I just want eveyone to beware of this Company. I would not let them take anything to be chrome and expect to get back what you sent espcialy if you have good parts. I would hope you will pass the word around to other rod builders about doing business with this outfit.

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Better Business Bureau, just a suggestion.
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The BBB is a joke. The only thing in my eyes that it is good for is to look to see if a company has a bad rap. There is a company around called Muffler Brothers. I had problems with one of the many around. I tried to call the head office but no luck. No head office. You are connected to a supplier for them and informed that al Muffler Brothers are locally owned and operated. So to make a long story short, I got in touch with the BBB. All they do is send a letter asking for some kind of recourse. If they do not hear from them in 30 days they get real mean and send a second letter. If they do not hear from that, then they will post a black mark against that company and inform you to the action they took. So I would say forget the BBB unless they are different in different states. Either write it off as a huge loss and a very bad experience or see if you can get it into a small claims court somehow. Maybe if you could have a lawyer send a letter it may get some action out of them. One thing I always try to do is deal locally and take many pics of whatever you are dealing with. At least dealing locally you can spend a little time and go to the place of business and jerk a knot into someones tail
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Any chance this chromer is connected with Bumper Boyz? The guys on Chevy Talk say: Stay away from Bumper Boyz."
It surprises me considering the number of people you see infront of the Bumper Boyz trailer at a local swap meet the hold three times a year.

The BBB is a joke.
They aren't even a slap on the wrists to a business. I know I've tried.
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Seems there are more bad chromers than there are good ones. We have several in our area and I have yet to get a good review on any of them. Most rodders in our area go to a Houston chromer.

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