Building up the re-chromed MGYT grille

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By Craig Ranson

Managing Director – Bridge Classic Cars


Original chrome taken from a 1949 MG YT

Can you re-chrome a classic car grille as one piece? The answer is yes…

…but we wouldn’t recommend it.

If you want to do a job right, do it properly. It may seem like a daunting task stripping a grille like this into individual pieces but it is absolutely worth it for the final finish. Ensure you have a piece of paper and a pen with you and simply jot down everything you take off so you know exactly where each slat goes when you are ready to refit. Drawings, notes, measurements, whatever it takes to make your life easy during refit is worth it.

Here we have the finish front grille. We totally stripped the components and rebuilt once chromed and polished. The brand new material surround has been refitted so it’s ready to be fitted back up to the car.

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