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Old 01-01-2020, 09:44 AM   #1
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Default Stainless Restoration

This subject has surfaced off and on over the last few years.
My question is if any of our West Coast restorers have found a craftsman to restore the Model A stainless pieces. The trim is the center piece on the Model A and I want it done correctly by a Craftsman.......

I am ready to send my SS pieces off for repair/polish.
Overall the parts are in good original condition needing only minor dings removed and polishing.

Thank you in advance......
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Old 01-04-2020, 12:00 PM   #2
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Dave Cantwell, in San Bruno, has recently done nice repair and polishing of some stainless trim on my 1951 Ford. the rear window trim particularly, needed a lot of ding repairs.
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whole list of guys in Hemmings..............
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Be sure to find someone that has done it before and knows what they are doing. The average shop that chrome plates bumpers will probably think they can do it. The usual problem with the '30-'31 shells is that some new, minimum wage employee will have the wheel going too fast. They then force the shell into the wheel until it stops, back off and repeat. This will leave ripples in the shell due to local overheating. You can never get the ripples out. The shell will be shiny but look terrible.

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whole list of guys in Hemmings..............

Here is one from the list of suppliers on this site;


Stainless Steel Polishing
1. www.customplatingspecialistinc.com (Wisconsin)
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Old 01-05-2020, 09:37 AM   #6
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Thanks Russ

Thank you fellas, i am not interested in calling folks off of a list. Charlie restated my my concern well in that i am seeking out a craftsman who has done work on your restoration.
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Paul Calonico,
Aries Restoration Inc
1803 Shelton Drive Suite 104, Hollister CA, 95023
Office 831-638-2191 | Mobile 530-864-1426
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:19 PM   #8
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Hello,
I used a guy in Central IA
Greg Lane does great job on stainless and other polishing copper and other medals . His number is 319-310-4155, I have pictures of his work on my grill shell and headlight buckets and rings but cant figure out how to upload.
from his post information about him . Like I said does great JOB.

Greg Lane from THE POLISH SHOP in Central City Iowa. I have had a custom metal polishing shop for 35 years and I polish stainless trim, billet and cast aluminum motorcycle and car parts and antique brass and copper.
If you need any thing done please call me at 319-310-4155 Thanks Greg

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