Need exterior door handles re-chromed. Classic Alfa has ‘em for $318 for a pair. Thinking it might be similar money to re-plate. Better / cheaper just to buy them?
Great advice, perfect timing as my doors have just been stripped to bare metal. What thickness, 20ga (1mm)?Repops are ok ( not perfect), definitely cheaper than what I've been quoted for replating. Divo is right about the design - not a fan. We routinely reinforce the backside of the door skin locally with another layer of sheet metal, glued in place with 3M panel adhesive.
Well yes, that little lever does eventually crack and break off. But that isn't the part that usually needs re-chroming. On my GT, the handle - the part that moves - was a bit dull, but not pitted. The oval-shaped surround was was the part that needed attention, due to pitting.You usually end up replacing a GTV door handle because the little lever that pushes down on the latch is broken. I wouldn't invest to get a 50 years old handle replated.