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    I need to have some stainless steel trim restored for the outside of my Power Hawk. A few minor dings repaired and overall polishing needed. I don't want to do this myself and a web search turns up dozens of companies that have a great looking web page and seem like they can do the job. However, looks can be deceiving. Can anyone, from personal experience, recommend a company that did a good job with your stainless trim?

    Thank you!

  • #2
    Straightnshinybygolly, Rick Monroe at 210-584-5856 does a good job. Don't let the area code fool you, he was in San Antonio, TX but move up north somewhere. A year or so ago he was still doing the work.
    Nick

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    • #3
      Electroplating of El Paso in El Paso, TX does great work. It comes back looking new. Chet445

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      • #4
        Is there anyone north of the 49th parallel that does this kind of work? Thanks in advance.
        Bob
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        • #5
          Here's a satisfied customer's recommendation from last December: http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...y-Recommended)

          Craig

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          • #6
            Thanks Craig, but I was hoping to keep the border out of the picture, although I do drive through Georgia on my way to Florida....

            Bob
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            • #7
              Originally posted by pinehurstbob View Post
              Thanks Craig, but I was hoping to keep the border out of the picture, although I do drive through Georgia on my way to Florida.
              We wish we all could keep the border out of the picture, don't we??!!!

              My reply was meant for the OP, but in your case, your best bet is to ship your stainless steel pieces in advance of your trip, and pick them up upon completion. Timing would be your main concern.

              Craig

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              • #8
                Originally posted by pinehurstbob View Post
                Is there anyone north of the 49th parallel that does this kind of work? Thanks in advance.
                Bob
                Straightnshinybygolly now lives in Ohio or somewhere up there if that would help. Give him a call
                Nick

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                • #9
                  Contact Karl as mentioned in post #5. You won't be disappointed.
                  Wayne
                  "Trying to shed my CASO ways"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by golden-one View Post
                    I need to have some stainless steel trim restored for the outside of my Power Hawk. A few minor dings repaired and overall polishing needed. I don't want to do this myself and a web search turns up dozens of companies that have a great looking web page and seem like they can do the job. However, looks can be deceiving. Can anyone, from personal experience, recommend a company that did a good job with your stainless trim?

                    Thank you!
                    Mathew at Starlight Stainless (Studebakerparts.com) is highly recommended -- great work -- came back looking better than new --

                    https://www.studebakerparts.com/stud...s/matthew.html
                    Bill Jackameit
                    1964 Challenger Wagonaire
                    1964 Daytona Sedan
                    Total of 10 Studebakers owned since 1961
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                    • #11
                      There is a way you can straighten stainless trim by yourself. Get a low melting point alloy called Cerrobend, cover an outside section with aluminum foil and make a mold of the outside. Put the Piece in the mold and tap the inside with a wooden stick and a mallet.

                      https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Pound-Cer...ty!94062!US!-1

                      It's a great CASO method that works well and I can expand the explanation if anyone is interested.
                      Last edited by RadioRoy; 06-27-2018, 11:46 AM.
                      RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pinehurstbob View Post
                        Is there anyone north of the 49th parallel that does this kind of work? Thanks in advance.
                        Bob
                        Bob , there was a place in St Jacobs that did this , not sure if they are still there
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                        • #13
                          Usually re-chroming shops will also do stainless buffing and dinging. Check with several and if there is a local restoration or hot rod shop, ask them about it. They probably have a source or do it themselves.
                          It usually doesn't require shipping stuff across country to get decent work. If you're working on super rare parts for a 400 point car, then you need to look at a few of the real specialists that do that kind of work. Your checkbook will not like it, but it's worth not destroying a part or losing it.
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                          • #14
                            "It's a great CASO method that works well and I can expand the explanation is anyone is interested.[/QUOTE]

                            Roy: I would be interested in a little more information on how you do it.
                            Thanks! Nick

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by bjackameit View Post
                              Mathew at Starlight Stainless (Studebakerparts.com) is highly recommended -- great work -- came back looking better than new --

                              https://www.studebakerparts.com/stud...s/matthew.html
                              Matthew stopped doing stainless trim work a few years ago. I didn't realize that web page was still up; I've asked Chuck to take it down.
                              Last edited by mbstude; 06-27-2018, 01:34 PM.

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