Chrome and stainless steel trim are the hallmark of a classic car. So no restoration is complete until every piece is sparkling like new. Although damaged chrome parts have to be sent out to be re-chromed, Ol' School Garage recondition all stainless steel in-house. And what a time consuming job this is!
The first step in the process is the repairs i.e. straighten, remove dents and file down any high spots. Next comes the dry sanding...several grades of sand paper, getting finer as you go. This is followed by the wet sanding...again several grades. Then its over to the polishing wheel, followed by a hand wash in soapy water and a hand polish.
At an appropriate time during the steps above, the trim must be test fitted on the car. This essential process ensures the final shape of the trim matches the profile of the panel it will be fitted to. Assembling the freshly painted car is not a good time to find out trim doesn't fit!