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Old 07-18-2014, 06:49 PM
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Need ideas on what to do with my grille on my 38 chevy coupe

What would you do if... My Grille is rusting up on the left/drivers side, the right side is OK not perfect but ok. I'm not wanting to paint the whole grille but have thought about painting the middle bars and leaving the thicker bars and outer piece chrome. The problemis the bottom two thicker cross bars have some rust and the others are a bit rough and some pitting. I'm not in love with the ganster style grilles. Do any of you know where to find a nice new or used original type grille at that isn't 1800.00 or is that the expected price?

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You could investigate having it Powdercoated in Bright Reflective Silver, which has a look very similar to how polished aluminum/Jet Hot Coated headers look.

Otherwise, it's either pay the chrome shop's price, buy new and suffer the cost(if new or repro is available)...or paint it, which you've said you don't want to do.

Chrome is one of those major expenses that comes with owning an old rod, sometimes you have to pay the man his price to have it look like new.
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You could investigate having it Powdercoated in Bright Reflective Silver, which has a look very similar to how polished aluminum/Jet Hot Coated headers look.

Otherwise, it's either pay the chrome shop's price, buy new and suffer the cost(if new or repro is available)...or paint it, which you've said you don't want to do.

Chrome is one of those major expenses that comes with owning an old rod, sometimes you have to pay the man his price to have it look like new.
Whats the bad part my son polished the left side with 0000 steel wool then it started rusting it must have had a clear coating or something on it. Thanks for the idea on powder coating. Any idea what it cost to have something coated?
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