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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
I got a package in the mail today.

A bit of a story first. I ordered new chrome MGC GT letters and the MG with the Octagon and when they arrived they were seriously disappointing, to the point that I just can't put them on the car when the time comes. They are right there where everyone can see them.

So I decided to send the old, tired, original letters and octagon off to the chromer along with some other bits and pieces. They came back today and, if one can ignore the rather large bag of money it cost, they sure look nice.

They did a good job on resurrecting the letters and the shifter plate and surround look great. I know the chrome valve cover is a bit too much bling for some but I did it for my ‘B’ and I think it looks excellent. Oh yeah, the glove box trim strip was badly dented with the chrome flaking off. Now it’s straight and new looking.

Ken



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55-60MG4KM Silver Member Keith Meyer
Corvallis, OR, USA   USA
Ken: The parts look pretty nice. Did you send them to a plating shop in BC or the US? I have to have some of my MGTF convertiable top pieces plated and am looking for someone dependable. Keith

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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
I sent them to Victoria Plating in Victoria, B.C. Check out their website.


Ken



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JMA Silver Member John Anderson
Donvale, Victoria, Australia   AUS
In reply to # 3899202 by Ken Plumstead I know the chrome valve cover is a bit too much bling for some but I did it for my ‘B’ and I think it looks excellent.

Ken

Too much bling? To some maybe, but you can also argue that multiple carbs etc are another sort of bling (more functional) and I don't know anyone who will be critical of that. I think your valve cover will be cheaper than a polished alloy cover that's going on my engine and that's nothing more than bling too.

Rechroming isn't cheap anymore but they did an excellent job.

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CountBasey Silver Member Thomas Basey
Brunswick, OH, USA   USA
1976 MG Midget 1500 "Opus"
Never too much chrome! I just posted on the Midget forum that I’m actually refurbishing a chrome lid ashtray for between my seats. Small details make the difference. Chrome on!



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moesignguy Steve Moore
Galena, OH, USA   USA
1963 Triumph TR4 "4"
1968 Triumph Spitfire MkIII "Spit"
1969 MG MGC GT "Da C"
2005 Mini Cooper S "LARG MARG"
UH GEEZZ . . . . now I gotta second think my shifter plate surround. May to that valve cover too!

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Ken Plumstead Avatar
Smithers, BC, Canada   CAN
1965 MG MGB
1968 MG MGC GT
Sorry about that Steve.

It's just that the shifter is right there in front of me so I had to do something about it.

Besides, 'chrome is good'.

Ken



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pfg49 Gold Member Peter Gascoigne
Southampton, UK   GBR
Why is it that people who live on the north of the American continent find chrome on everything so alluring?devil smiley


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twentyover Greg Fast
Lives in SoCal, Resides in the Burbs of Detroit MI, USA   USA
In reply to # 3904628 by pfg49 Why is it that people who live on the north of the American continent find chrome on everything so alluring?devil smiley

Because it's...uhhh ...CHROME!



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JMA Silver Member John Anderson
Donvale, Victoria, Australia   AUS
Bright and shiny things my precious.......

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twentyover Greg Fast
Lives in SoCal, Resides in the Burbs of Detroit MI, USA   USA
Shiny things distract us?

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JMA Silver Member John Anderson
Donvale, Victoria, Australia   AUS
In reply to # 3904979 by twentyover Shiny things distract us?

I can't speak for you or anyone else on this forum Greg, but me?.......... most definatelysmiling smiley

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pfg49 Gold Member Peter Gascoigne
Southampton, UK   GBR
To misquote George Bernard Shaw, "two nations separated by a common language and a love of chrome"


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chormy Gold Member Shaun Holmes
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1963 MG MGB MkI "3330 PE"
1964 MG MGB MkI
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The chrome rocker cover always reminds me of the ford Sabre marine engine they always came with chrome RC


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CountBasey Silver Member Thomas Basey
Brunswick, OH, USA   USA
1976 MG Midget 1500 "Opus"
In reply to # 3904628 by pfg49 Why is it that people who live on the north of the American continent find chrome on everything so alluring?devil smiley

I can only speak for Ohio - because with all the snow and salt around here in the winter, so few cars have chrome left! spinning smiley sticking its tongue out



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