Like we talked yesterday….oh and btw, if you didn’t take in the daily pose then, go back and take a read there first….this ties to it.
Si had talked about good and bad chrome and why. Here’s a bumper I had 3 process chrome plated 5 years agohard to see in the pic and there’s a layer of dirt on them from sitting but they are very nice. One trick is to not built on a freshly chromed bumper is to not use stainless steel “cap” bumper bolts. Those are steel bolts with a stainless steel cap on the carriage end. These bolt will rust and cause the bumper to rustthis well chromed original bumper looks pretty good but the steel cap bolt has caused rust…….my bet is your bumper has some of this too. Well the top is use solid stainless steel carriage bolts, nuts and washers. This will keep everything looking good longer (note: don’t over tighten the nut, the soft metal will strip)This 8 year old 3 process chrome bumper has one of the diamond plate aluminum bumper fill between the body and bumper to dress things up a bit.
Now as I was saying yesterday, there are other bumper refinishing processes that have been done lending their own charm. I spared the expense of expensive bumpers on my coach JayGeeI mean taking keys off the rest of the exterior works…….. How about “Tin Soldier” and it’s black headliner trearment.not for everyone but still listed as cool…. The bumpers were pushed in, welded together with no thru bolts holding it on….a GMC logo at the center all sprays black Berliner…….WOW!
I feel this is the cleanest set of custom bumpers made to fit a GMCWe have Roberts coach with them as well as this resent restoration from us…and here’s the matching rear one….More costly than $750 a half for 3 process chrome, these steel plate reinforced fiberglass bumpers were $1800 each unpainted! Hey but I nice look!Here’s another color keys to the body metallic green on “Chauncy Gardner”. The bumpers sets a coach lookpick one, they all look great!
Be sure to do something special for Easter…..talk to ya later…….……