Monday, March 19, 2018
Disappointment is the mother of all expectation...
These ball joint nuts came back looking rather nice.
Likewise, the caliper brackets for the CSP front discs came out looking decent as well. I wish I'd gotten them plated before I installed the brake kit to save myself some rust along the way.
What the fuck happened to quality control?
I'm going to call them either tomorrow or Wednesday from California to see if we can work something out - this inconsistent quality is a problem that I shouldn't have paid for at all. The lesson here is that, regardless of what the shop told me, I should have cleaned the ever living shit out of every single piece before I took it in to get plated. I have a feeling this stuff is going to get plated again in the future for the final restoration. The benefit I'll have in Chicago is that RediStrip is nearby so I can use them to get everything perfectly clean before it's dropped off for plating work - no excuses from the plating shop!
I'm hoping to be able to start putting the front end back together next week - there's a lot going on around the house right now so I might wind up being pushed back another week while the dust settles.