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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:53 pm 
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heres a pick of my grille

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:20 pm 
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Do you mean the picture in your first post there? Hard to see.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:00 pm 
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TickfordGhia wrote:
the outer surround of the ef fairmont ghia is metal ands the inner is plastic i have stripped the black paint off mine and its chrome underneath looks heaps betta. the inner can be seperated from the outer so u can get an el grile souround and put the ef inner in it.. i have been looking at doing this fro ages but i keep needing to spend money on other things.


everyone knows it a metal, its alloy, not chrome. still requires alot of work to get it to mirror finish unless you get it anodized. if you just polish it it oxidizes with any moisture in the air and looks crap, i should know, i did it.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:23 pm 
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prob easier to go to wreckers n source a nice one
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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:18 pm 
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this is what it looks like straight after a polish.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:38 pm 
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Well that looks good, but I don't have the tools and/or know how to do a job like that. I don't even have the tools to get the grill off the car! lol.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 5:20 pm 
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ok, so i have found out that anodising is not an option with cast alloy as its such a poor quality, chroming hopwever is possible but i got quoted $220 just to do the surround itself.

not worth it in my opinion, so i'll just keep polishing it.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:41 pm 
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ok, so i have found out that anodising is not an option with cast alloy as its such a poor quality, chroming hopwever is possible but i got quoted $220 just to do the surround itself.

not worth it in my opinion, so i'll just keep polishing it.


Well Ozeparts sell the EL grill (complete) for $280, so if I found a EF grill cheap I'd pay $220 to get it chromed. But alas, costs coming out of my ears at the moment (rego, tyres (one illegal atm), cable bill, health insurance coming up, etc. etc.).

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 11:59 pm 
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just use your current grille or get one from wreckers, a new one would be nioce, but they arent cheap now are they lol.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:14 am 
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$220? they chrominig in gold? :shock:

i hade a mini steering column along with various brackets and it cost me $70

$220??? you know where he can put that $220? Back in your pocket, im outraged :evil:

im gonna go get a quote from my friendly neibourhood chromer and see

$220 thats stoopid! he didnt think you meant the whole bonnet did he?? :wink:

 

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