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re-chrome valve covers

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  1. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    Hey folks

    After 20 years my valve covers could use a re-chroming with a high nickle count. Any ideas of a source here in the NE near Long Island??
  2. Capt Ralph

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    You have the MANs? A few YF threads on this already.
  3. Beau

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    OK thanks. I'll read them again. I saw the ones about painting. Don't remember seeing a rec for a rechromer ( my word)though.
  4. Capt J

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    Check with custom wheel stores in your area. They should know who does chroming.
  5. Beau

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    Ah, excellent suggestion, thanks
  6. BoulderGT3

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    I just saw this. I redid my MAN covers and looked at all options. To have them rechromed correctly is very costly. I looked at wheel shops, guys who did Harley covers and other options. It was $200-250 a cover to do it correctly. I ended up doing black wrinkle powder coat and even then I ruined a couple of valve covers getting it right. It's looks great and should be much more durable.
  7. Beau

    Beau Senior Member

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    I think I saw that picture posted? They looked great. Wow $200-300 per cover x 20 = ouch. What do they cost new??
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    They are $225-275 each depending on if they have the oil fill/breather. Gaskets are about $12 each. The prep for chrome is very difficult and can be impossible if they are badly pitted. The wrinkle finish hides a lot.
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  9. Beau

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    Those covers look excellent!

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