Hood Ornament Restored for Vintage Car

Back in the day, hood ornaments added a personal touch to cars and trucks. The shiny, artistic hood ornaments were popular in the 1920s to 1950s. Recently, a vintage car owner commissioned Custom Plating Specialists to restore a hood ornament.

Restoration Process for a Vintage Car Hood Ornament

The hood ornament had deep corrosion pits. We carefully metal finished them out and then copper plated it and sanded and polished the copper. Then we plated nickel and chrome plating on it. It’s absolutely beautiful!

You’ll notice that the circle isn’t restored because that’s where the headlight base goes. It doesn’t show at all, so it doesn’t need to be perfect like the rest of the grill piece. Restoring a vintage car hood ornament like this costs about $475. 

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Are you restoring a vintage car of truck and need expert chrome plating? Visit our Free Quote page to upload photos and a description. We are located in Brillion, Wisconsin, and ship all around the world. Contact us today. Our reputation shines through every piece of chrome we do.