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rhavey79

Need help finding factory remote mounting bracket 2005 VRide

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rhavey79

Anyone know where I can buy a new bracket that this remote is mounted in? Chrome is flaking and just want to swap it out.

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Bawshogg

You could probably just have it replated for less than a new one.

Used, Bakes online or your Malibu dealer will be your best bets for finding a new one. My self, I would just rehab it.

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rhavey79

Rehab is definitely an option depending on the cost of a new one. Will check with Bakes.

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MLA

If its metal, strip off the chrome plating and then powder coat it.

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Faceplant409

Strip it and paint it.

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rennis

Or plasti dip it.

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NCVride

My $.02 is that it would be cheaper to strip and paint/powdercoat/plastidip than to buy a new one and it would probably look better that way. Looks like from the pic everything around it is black anyways and it would blend in.

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Bawshogg

I bet 25-30 bucks at a decent chrome shop if you wanna have it redone. Or they make some cool polished look powdercoat now days also.

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Ndawg12

Small hi-jack: has anyone ever had anything chrome re-dipped. Does all the existing chrome need to be removed? Or can you just sand it smooth? Trying to figure what kind prep work it takes to do this, every chromed piece on my boat is pitted and/or flaking. 06-07 years were particularly bad IME, I think in 08 it went to all or mostly stainless.

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rhavey79

Small hi-jack: has anyone ever had anything chrome re-dipped. Does all the existing chrome need to be removed? Or can you just sand it smooth? Trying to figure what kind prep work it takes to do this, every chromed piece on my boat is pitted and/or flaking. 06-07 years were particularly bad IME, I think in 08 it went to all or mostly stainless.

Same question here. All four of the large 6" oval Malibu emblems on my 2005 are pitted. $100 per emblem means I need a cheaper alternative than $400 worth of new stainless steel replacements!

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Bawshogg

You typically dont have to do anything. You take it to the chrome shop and let them deal with it. The good ones know excatly what to do. I have had several aluminium parts re-chromed after they flaked or pitted. Most of the time they dip them in a chemical that helps strip the existing chrome, then they re- polish everything before it's replated. That's what you pay them for.

These guys do an excelent job and specialize in aluminium plating. I have had a ton of stuff done from them and I have been very pleased with the results.Owner is a family friend. http://www.meclec.com/main3.html

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NCVride

Small hi-jack: has anyone ever had anything chrome re-dipped. Does all the existing chrome need to be removed? Or can you just sand it smooth? Trying to figure what kind prep work it takes to do this, every chromed piece on my boat is pitted and/or flaking. 06-07 years were particularly bad IME, I think in 08 it went to all or mostly stainless.

Same question here. All four of the large 6" oval Malibu emblems on my 2005 are pitted. $100 per emblem means I need a cheaper alternative than $400 worth of new stainless steel replacements!

If you guys find someone on our side of the country that does a good job let me know......I have yet to find anyone around Raleigh to do it. NDawg, I think there is supposed to be somewhere around Charlotte that does it.

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Ndawg12

If you guys find someone on our side of the country that does a good job let me know......I have yet to find anyone around Raleigh to do it. NDawg, I think there is supposed to be somewhere around Charlotte that does it.

I am currently working on an email and stealing pics from google to email to a guy about my chrome work. I'll let you know how it plays out. I told him I had "several" boating buddies that need work done to help with pricing :innocent:

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