Author Topic: Suppliers of “NEW” plastic chrome plated dashboard trims for GTV split dash  (Read 239 times)

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bonno

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Hi Alfisti
I am looking for contact details of a supplier of NOS chrome plated dash board trims for Alfetta GTV split dash model. The trims fitted have had the chrome plating peel off over time, leaving the unsightly bare grey plastic finish (refer photo attached with trims arrowed in red). Have had quick search on the net without any luck, hopefully this post might result in locating a supplier over the next week or so or if not, need to look at other options such as re plating existing trims or covering trims with polished 304 stainless steel.
Thanks in advance
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« Last Edit: February 14, 2018, 06:41:06 PM by bonno »
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In the interim, would it be practical to remove and cover the trims with chrome-look vinyl wrap?

Are they electroplated from new or was it a thin metallic film under plastic?

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I've experimented with vinyl wrap - self adhesive vinyl doesn't stay stuck down very long, and it really shows any uneven surface beneath the vinyl.
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bonno

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Thanks guys.
It appears that new chrome plated plastic trims are no longer available. My preference is to use 304 grade stainless steel flat bar 12W x 3mmT, that is cut and polished to the desired lengths and affixed using silicone.
« Last Edit: February 13, 2018, 04:14:50 PM by bonno »
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bonno

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Making enquiries at present with a chrome plating company located in South Australia who specializes in this type of work. I have requested a quote based on the photo and general description of trims. For information purposes, I have attached link to their website. http://www.aclassmetal.com.au/
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83 Alfetta GTV
05 156 JTS manual
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00 156 selespeed
72 1750 GTV

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Good find, by the looks of it. Could be a great excuse for a road trip.