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Does anyone know of a good but inexpensive vacuum metalization shop? I've been quoted $250. Better yet would be an inexpensive way to restore the instrumentation display bezels without the vacuum process.

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There is no substitute for correct Vacuum plating. No paint will even come close IMO.
Another option all though not cheaper but a complete ready to install Bezel from Ames.

More bang for the buck!
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Agree with GTOJUNIOR that the best would be rechrome or new aftermarket.

However, if you wanted to save $dollars, this product was suggested for the chrome trim and looks pretty good. I got one of these "chrome pens" at my local arts & craft store - Hobby Lobby. Worked good for an application where I needed a little chrome. Do not clear over it as I learned. These pens come in different width tips. This is what I plan on using when I redo the bezels on my '68 Lemans dash. https://www.molotow.com/en/applicati...liquid-chrome/
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I'm in the final stretch on my '67 GTO convertible restoration. My stripped dash bezel was plated by American Plastic Chrome many years ago. And, since I searched that name and found nothing, I'll assume they are out of business. Still have the receipt, it was $112 including return shipping. Most swap meet quality will not meet 'good' quality. Yes, parts are expensive, but quality is also improving. Call Ames and talk to Peter.
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Thanks guys for your inputs. I talked to Ames and the one shop that was recommended is not in business anymore. I found another place here in California. Looks like it is going to be $100 cheaper to send it out to be re-chromed as opposed to purchasing from Ames. In addition Ames does offer a heater control unit. I seems I can't disassemble my unit for vacuum metalization so I might have to use something like the recommended chrome pen to touch it up.
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