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Hi Guys,
I am still in the process of building my 66 over the winter and had a question regarding headers. I recently bought some stainless works headers. They are stainless steel. I was wondering if there is any issues with having them chrome plated? Will it effect anything? How much do you think it would cost? I am in CA so probably more than I want to pay.
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Trevin
 

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Good chrome requires quality buffing.
They won't be able to buff in the tight places.... pretty much the whole header.
Quality chrome headers are buffed prior to assembly
 

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those stainless headers look good when they get that blue color from the heat. save your money on the chrome an put into some thing else.
 

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It can be polished to look like chrome. The problem is returning to polish it over and over again once installed. If it's a Model A grille shell, not so tough. If it's headers, why not enjoy that they won't rust (or corrode as quickly) and save yourself the grief.

Pictured is a stainless-bodied '36 Ford--just like chrome.
 

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what's the story about that 36 ford.now if you could find one of them old airstreams to tow behind that 36.
 

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Today getting anything chromed is very expensive. I remember back in the day my buddy had a VW trike and he had just about every piece on that thing chromed. It was a lot cheaper back then.
 

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Thanks for the link, Blyoth. There were about a half a dozen made at the end of the run in '36 as advertisement for a staineless steel producing company. As I understand it, the hardness of the stainless ruined what was left of the dies. Ford was big into stainless steel.
 

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great story about that stainless 36. i worked in a stamping plant an to take stamping die from cold rolled steel to stainless steel would involve a lot more that putting the stainless in the press an hitting the down button. if any of you drive a car made from 92-95 you most likely have parts i made on your car.
 
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