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Pops posted 04-02-2002 08:26 AM ET (US)   Profile for Pops   Send Email to Pops  
The bow chock on my '89 montauk has lost most of its chrome. What is the best way to restore the chock? I'm thinking it can be rechromed, there isn't much pitting on it.
Is rechroming expensive?
thanks for the help
jimithing posted 04-02-2002 10:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimithing  Send Email to jimithing     

Looking to rechrome all the hardware on my 13 foot 1980 whaler sport.....the estimate is $350 and will take 3 weeks.

I am looking to get another estimate but the folks who do this are few and far between even here in Va. Beach, Va. Hope that helps.

Bodie posted 04-05-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for Bodie  Send Email to Bodie     
On my '81 Montauk, the chrome stand-offs for my rails were completely oxidized -- a bright green color. (Unlike later model whalers, my stand-offs were chromed bronze, not stainless steel).

Rather than rechrome the original hardware, it was cheaper to replace them with brand new stainless steel replacements (each fitting was about $20/each).

Moreover, if you buy stainless, you'll never have to worry corrosion ever again.

These guys are great to work with -- the original manufacturer of the rails and fittings is:

Hingham MA
phone: 781-740-1260
fax: 781-740-1261

beachedwhale posted 04-07-2002 11:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for beachedwhale  Send Email to beachedwhale     
shop around a bit. I got my bowpiece done for $50.00. Took only a week.

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