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    Default Rear bumper back from Denver Bumper

    My complete rear bumper is done and arrived today. Total cost for 2 corners, center, 2 uprights and 4 bolts is $370 plus $40.00 for return shipping. It cost me $15.00 to ship to them so I will have a total of $425.00 into them plus the cost of new rubbber.

    Keep in mind that I started off with very straight parts but the chrome was pitted on all the parts except the uprights but I had them redone anyway. The worst area was near the exhaust. It seemed that the exhaust kinda melted the chrome away in that area.

    The only rust was on the mounting bolt threads. It appears they lightly blasted the rust on the mounting bolts so I should be able to hit them with a little anti-seize and they should be good to go.

    I was told 2 weeks turn-around but it actually was 1 day shy of 3 weeks which I think is acceptable if the job is done right. Total time out of my posession was 4 weeks exactly.

    They came back nicely packaged in special bumper paper that was basically brown bag paper with a blue synthetic liner. They came out of the wrapper nice and shiny without a single finger print on them

    I inspected them under incandesant lights in my living room and they appear very nice. The only flaw I found was on one of the chrome mounting nuts. It appears to be flaking in 2 spots. I thought they sold these new with the bumpers so I am a little confused as to why they replated my originals. I am sure they will take care of it if there is actually a problem. I have to say that so far I am very happy with them.

    Well, enough babbling. Here are some pictures.

    John
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    Very nice John. They look fantastic.
    Randy Taylor
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    John,

    Your bumpers came out great! I've been using Denver Bumper for many years to re-chrome the bumpers on my 240Z projects and have never been disappointed.
    If I have ever had a flaw on a bumper piece, they have always re-chromed it without any hesitation.
    Steve

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    I had mine done by Denver Bumper last year. Don't make the mistake that I did and forget to paint the backs. The backs may not look like it but they are bare steel and will rust . I removed mine after a few months of use and POR15'ed the backs. Good as new.
    Steve

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    I was thinking I would POR the backs while I track down and wait for the rubber to come in. I am just paranoid about getting it on the chrome. Did you POR all the way up to the outer lip?

    Lonetreesteve, I have no doubt that they will take care of any problems if I find them, I only wish I lived closer to them to save on shipping.

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    I POR'ed everything that wasn't chromed. I taped it up before applying. No issues.
    Steve

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    1971 240Z (track car)

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    John,

    I've always spray-painted the backsides of my bumpers after re-chroming with Rust-Oleum "Painter's Touch" Metallic Aluminum spray paint. Using the Scotch blue painter's tape (or Duck "Clean Release" blue painter's tape) it protects the chrome from over-spray. Even if you do get a little on the chrome, it buffs out very easily with the Grade #0000 Superfine steel wool. I have posted a few pics of a rear bumper that I had Denver Bumper fill the holes and re-chrome about a year and a half ago. Some of the pictures show the backsides of the bumper pieces after I painted them and assembled the 2 outer pieces to the main centerpiece.

    On your stock bumpers, it's best to paint the backsides first before you assemble and install the rubber pieces on the bumpers and on the bumper guards.
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    Thanks guys. I am going to get them POR'd this week. I have a quart and a half in the garage just waiting to be applied.

    John

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