I hope not....I saw they offer this service. I would love to do it in the near future! I am guessin you leave messages?Mike, I have been trying to contact John's for about a month now and have been unsucessfully. Phone is always busy and the web site will not upload. Is it just me? Sal
John and his wife Dee are the only ones at the business, so if they are gone no one is there to fill in. I know if John gets to far behind they don't answer the phone for a couple of days to allow them to catch back up again. He had some help for awhile, but had to let him go when the economy went down. Keep trying or leave a message and he'll get back to you.
The problem with the original vacuum metalizing process, is that the 'chrome' finish is quite brittle. The advantage of the 'chrome paint' process is due to the durability of the urethane paint products utilized. In the process that I'm familiar with, a chrome paint is applied over a black urethane basecoat, which is then sealed with a clear urethane topcoat. If a flex additive is used with the clear (as you would use for painting a plastic/poly bumper), the end result is pretty much indestructible. If the planets align in the next couple weeks, I'll spray some test panels and post some pics of the end result for anyone interested.Had my dash done by Mr G's 22 years ago. Re-chroming didn't hold up.
It usually doesn't hold up and same for the original stuff I believe. The reason is it is not chrome, it is very thin aluminum plating deposited under a vacuum, Vacuum Deposition Plating: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_depositionHad my dash done by Mr G's 22 years ago. Re-chroming didn't hold up. Have another set I would like to send out. Bear in mind I sold the car 18 years ago and bought
it back last year. Thankfully they didn't rip up the recovered aqua seats I did.