I recently picked up my freshly re-chromed pieces from Electro Shine Metal Finishing here in Sydney BC. They did an outstanding job, I am very pleased! highly recommended to anyone needing chrome or plating of any kind.
Any chroming now-days is going to be very costly so I only had a few of the major components that needed it done like my bumpers and grill surround.
Here is my freshly re-chromed grill surround and center plinth going back together with the original riveted stainless teeth (that I hand polished), a NOS 'MG' emblem and new bonnet rubbers...
Here are my bumpers being re-assembled after chroming...
With the bumpers and over-riders re-chromed, I hand painted the backsides with a satin aluminum rust paint to protect against corrosion and give an original look.
That should now cover all of the chrome for the car. My quarter light vents, lights, and other small odds and ends were all still in exceptional condition and the original chrome polished out nicely.
Speaking of lights, I'm still desperately trying to find a working pair or even another single headlight. I'm trying to find the correct Lucas 7" sealed beam headlamps that were so common through the 60's-70's on British made vehicles. They need to be for LHD road spec of course - the RHD ones come up more commonly on e-bay but they're no good to us North Americans because the glass is designed to reflect the light to the wrong side.
I have one and I've bid on a few that occasionally come up on e-bay. But they just keep slipping away from me at the last second. If you have some or know of any that I could purchase, please contact me! - they're going to a good car! ;)
Until next time -
Classic auto enthusiast, upholsterer, coach trimmer, and fine scale modeler.