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studelover
02-23-2007, 11:54 PM
I am going to send the three grill parts out for plating, inside the squares there is flaking, will the plating process eliminate this and does the grill have chrome all over it or just around the outer edges. Has anyone had there grill done and by who and how much was it?

Studebakers forever!

JDP
02-24-2007, 12:36 AM
Most platers won't do much with pitting on the inside of the square mesh unless you are willing to spend a fortune.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
02-24-2007, 12:36 AM
Most platers won't do much with pitting on the inside of the square mesh unless you are willing to spend a fortune.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

PackardV8
02-24-2007, 04:07 PM
Greetings, studelover,

The '56-61 Hawk grille weighs a long ton and is pretty much bulletproof unless you rear end Mr. Biggs old Champ in a high speed collision. This solidarity means there are dozens of them for sale at any given time. The Hawk sheet metal rusted into dust and the grille was still standing there. Rarely a week goes by when there is not one on eBay. A bit of judicious shopping will find a useable one for less than 1/4 the cost of rechroming yours. If you want show chrome without any interior pits, I wouldn't want to know how much it would cost.

thnx, jv.

PackardV8

PackardV8
02-24-2007, 04:07 PM
Greetings, studelover,

The '56-61 Hawk grille weighs a long ton and is pretty much bulletproof unless you rear end Mr. Biggs old Champ in a high speed collision. This solidarity means there are dozens of them for sale at any given time. The Hawk sheet metal rusted into dust and the grille was still standing there. Rarely a week goes by when there is not one on eBay. A bit of judicious shopping will find a useable one for less than 1/4 the cost of rechroming yours. If you want show chrome without any interior pits, I wouldn't want to know how much it would cost.

thnx, jv.

PackardV8

bondobilly
02-24-2007, 04:20 PM
If you send it out for replating, the entire thing will be plated, problem is that only half or less of the grille was polished or bright. If yours is pitted, it would cost a small fortune to have a plater grind and polish each square.

There are plenty of Hawk grilles out there for way less than plating charges. I think I have two or three here......somewhere.

BG

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bondobilly
02-24-2007, 04:20 PM
If you send it out for replating, the entire thing will be plated, problem is that only half or less of the grille was polished or bright. If yours is pitted, it would cost a small fortune to have a plater grind and polish each square.

There are plenty of Hawk grilles out there for way less than plating charges. I think I have two or three here......somewhere.

BG

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Kdancy
02-24-2007, 05:09 PM
Wasn't the inside of these areas actually painted silver? Like on the 55 center grill section, the chrome plating won't "throw" into these semi hidden sections ? I think the copper and nickel will but not the chrome.

Kdancy
02-24-2007, 05:09 PM
Wasn't the inside of these areas actually painted silver? Like on the 55 center grill section, the chrome plating won't "throw" into these semi hidden sections ? I think the copper and nickel will but not the chrome.

JDP
02-24-2007, 05:21 PM
It wasn't painted inside the squares, but the plating wasn't polished either.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
02-24-2007, 05:21 PM
It wasn't painted inside the squares, but the plating wasn't polished either.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

bondobilly
02-25-2007, 05:43 PM
JP

Have you ever seen "pitting" inside the grille? I cannot remember ever seeing it. I have seen it on the outer edges.

BG

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bondobilly
02-25-2007, 05:43 PM
JP

Have you ever seen "pitting" inside the grille? I cannot remember ever seeing it. I have seen it on the outer edges.

BG

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JDP
02-25-2007, 05:46 PM
Yes, many most of the grills pit on the inside, but not on the face.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

JDP
02-25-2007, 05:46 PM
Yes, many most of the grills pit on the inside, but not on the face.

64 Commander 2 dr.
64 Daytona HT
63 R2 4 speed GT Hawk (Black) #2
63 Avanti R1
63 Daytona convert
63 Lark 2 door
63 Lark 2 door #2
62 Daytona HT/ 4 speed
62 Lark 2 door
62 GT Hawk 4 speed
60 Lark HT
60 Hawk
59 3E truck
52 Starliner
51 Commander

studelover
02-25-2007, 07:27 PM
JDP, I looked at the grills and think maybe they don't need to be rechromed because the edge around the main grill is perfectly chromed and around the smaller grills the same, it's only the squares that have some pitting. I am going to send them to a chemical stripping company and have all the grills strip then I think it will look clean and shiny. Thanks for the second look! The grill was going to cost 200.00 plus 75.00 for the grills.

Studebakers forever!

studelover
02-25-2007, 07:27 PM
JDP, I looked at the grills and think maybe they don't need to be rechromed because the edge around the main grill is perfectly chromed and around the smaller grills the same, it's only the squares that have some pitting. I am going to send them to a chemical stripping company and have all the grills strip then I think it will look clean and shiny. Thanks for the second look! The grill was going to cost 200.00 plus 75.00 for the grills.

Studebakers forever!