We headed to Goodmark in Norwalk, CA to drop off these Impala bumpers. Building a great Lowrider has always required the creator to focus on the details; especially the paint quality and chrome trim of the vehicle. Classic cars also tend to have gigantic chrome bumpers, so finding a good bumper shop to assist in your designs are essential, although that can be easier said than done. When restoring or customizing a car, the bumpers are usually one of the first parts that need to be sent out. If you want them to be restored properly, you're going to have to find a shop that isn't going to leave sanding belt lines on the finish! Bumpers can usually help you look into a car's past. If the car has been banged up by fender benders, the bumpers will usually carry the scars. In order to fix them properly, you need to send them to a reputable shop that has plenty of experience and knowledge on how to refurbish them. A great place to start is Goodmark Industries, which was founded in 1991. Almost 20 years later, this shop hasn't lost a step, as they offer show quality chrome service that is convenient for most builders, and a to-your-door service that can be ordered through the internet. Simply put, there is no need to go looking for the shop that claims to triple plate, when Goodmark delivers the show finish every time. Every bumper that goes through Goodmark goes through their standard bumper process, which includes straightening, polishing, dipping in copper, and a follow up dosage of hex chrome. Today, they have three around-the-clock shifts working year round to ensure a fast turnaround. Now follow along, as we drop off bumpers at Goodmark and walk you through the process from start to finish. If you're close or within driving distance, you can drop off your bumpers to a Goodmark drop off center.If you're close or within driving distance, you can drop off your bumpers to a Goodmark dr As soon as the bumpers are dropped off, they will be tagged for identification and plating instructions.As soon as the bumpers are dropped off, they will be tagged for identification and plating The bumper job had the order number engraved on it. When they arrive to the plating facility, the bumpers are checked and photographed for ID purposes.When they arrive to the plating facility, the bumpers are checked and photographed for ID There are written directions on the actual bumper as well as on paper. To remove the years of road grime, the bumpers are going to be sandblasted. Stamping the job number on each bumper will allow a paper trail, which shows when the bumper came in, and when it was completed.Stamping the job number on each bumper will allow a paper trail, which shows when the bump The bumpers had the chrome stripped chemically. This allows the grinder to finish cleaning up the bumpers.The bumpers had the chrome stripped chemically. This allows the grinder to finish cleaning Going into the grinding process removes any and all of the old finishes. Goodmark has thousands of pattern libraries for factory/bumper specs. Goodmark has several grinders at work with different duties. Different sanding belts are used to remove the old plating. Removing the old plating is very important. Here is a look of the part where the chrome was removed off of it. The edges are repaired from being bent by bumper jack. Polishing has begun using different belts. Areas of concern are noted on the bumper for the polishing departments. Once the bumpers are polished, they are dipped in copper. To give the bumpers that deep look once chromed, they need to be polished one last time.. The bumpers are racked and wired for the chrome plating process. The rack with the bumpers are rinsed in a chemical soap, which helps to degrease the bumpers.The rack with the bumpers are rinsed in a chemical soap, which helps to degrease the bumpe The bumpers are being platted with semi-bright. Next is the bright nickel. In between the process, the parts need to be rinsed to keep the tanks from contaminating. Coming out of bright nickel. The bumpers are rinsed. The bumpers are almost finished as they were lower into the chrome tank. Coming out of chrome solution, the bumpers look like they were gold-plated. The final rinse was done with water. Wipe down and inspection is complete before being shipped back. The bumpers are shipped back to the Goodmark distribution center in Norwalk where they were originally delivered and turned back in.The bumpers are shipped back to the Goodmark distribution center in Norwalk where they wer As you can see, the bumpers are completely refurbished and left with a show finish. The brilliant looking bumpers are ready to be picked up and bolted back onto the project car with a shine to last.The brilliant looking bumpers are ready to be picked up and bolted back onto the project c SOURCE Goodmark Industries 625 Old Norcross Road Suite E Lawrenceville GA 30045 877-477-3577 www.goodmarkindustries.com By Saul Vargas Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!