Group Harrington's Stainless steel bumpers Nov 4, 2015 8:34:10 GMT
Post by gingerbeer62 on Nov 4, 2015 8:34:10 GMT
I did talk to them a long time ago and the gauge they use is thinner than the std P5 bumper and the grade of SS is softer than what is used on the std bumper.
They look ok but the colour is not the same as Nickel Chrome so for me they are not "The Holy Grail" but they do the job
This post from another Marque site :-
On the recommendation of Forum members I've just purchased stainless steel bumpers from Harrington and I'm not particularly happy with them.
The finish is NOT identical to chrome, it is exactly like bright Nickel plating, the metal is probably half the thickness and weight of the original steel, so very flimsy, the fit isn't great, I've spent an hour getting ti to bolt together and the captive nuts are 10mm Metric Coarse rather than 3/8" UNF, which is a nuisance on an all UNF or UNC car.
They'll look okay but not original and they'll be easily damaged.
With regards to your passed on post. Why would anyone expect the finish to be identical to Chrome ? - they are stainless steel. I would not expect the stainless trims on the car to look like chrome so why the bumpers. As for strength, I do feel that bumpers are there mainly as cosmetic but even so, they would still make a mess of a modern car
Personally I think the fitting of stainless trims was a great idea by Rover and they always look good and of course don't rust. If trims were made of chromed steel, I doubt we would have any trims available to us now and we would be looking to get someone in another country to make them out of stainless.