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Fixin' SOOO BIG's bumpers. Puttin' on new chrome

 
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Old 20 Nov 2020, 05:03 pm
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Default Fixin' SOOO BIG's bumpers. Puttin' on new chrome.

SOOO BIG's bumpers were repaired and primed yesterday.
Goes back in shop Monday/Tuesday for final paint and cure.
$300.00 for labor, $100.00 for paint.
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Five piece set of chrome bumper trim on Ebay @ wholesale prices.
$79.95 for
four inserts, item # 312901559394
$64.95For center piece, item # 313144465373. total $144.90 from wcsuppliers
Test fit perfectly.
Looks like something Chrysler was planning on as an option if they stayed with the
first model front and rear end. I've always preferred the first model styling.

Just got an email from wcsuppliers. Remaining center piece stock reduced to $61.40
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Cheap 3/8" Chinese quarter round chrome belt trim installed in 2014 turned dull silver.
40 feet of American made 3/8" half round chrome trim for $54.00 will replace it.
PT Sedan needs a bit over 30 feet so I'll have some to spare.
I used 3/8" trim as it's narrow enough to pass under the hood emblem.

Measurements.
Rear hatch-48 1/2", Hood-107", Front doors-41 1/8" X 2, Rear doors-37 5/8" X 2,
Rear quarters-25 1/2", right quarter needs cut out for fuel door.
Make all your end cuts square at 90 degrees. Trying to match the angled edge of each
unit isn't worth the effort.
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The used salvage yard emblems, put on in 2014, needed replacing.
A LIMITED/EDITION emblem @ $52.84 and two PT CRUISER emblems @$54.00
ordered on Ebay.

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Gonna look sharp as ever when finished!
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Old 25 Nov 2020, 05:20 pm
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Default Re: Fixin' SOOO BIG's bumpers. Puttin' on new chrome

Got SOOO BIG back this morning. By using half pints of specifically mixed Cool Vanilla White for front and back bumpers, Aubrey achieved a perfect match.
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Aubrey will install the chrome in mid December, along with resolving a few things he spotted.
My touch up anomalies on the right front fender and hood. Need repainting. My fault, these were stone chips that I'd spot brushed with base paint but failed to do a good seal with clear. The porosity of the flat coat didn't protect the chip.
Additionally he's gonna clay bar the complete surface to restore the old paint.

Some where around an additional $200.00 but well worth it.
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