Desert Dog is in the rust-free state of Illinois. I just looked at their web site, and it looks like they took out their references to "rust free Arizona parts", but also fail to mention that they are in Illinois (area code 708 is a part of Il).
Sorry to sound cynical, but being that I live in Arizona, it erks me that companies are either lying about the orgin of their parts, or making it real hard for me to find parts cause they are all being bought up and shipped to the rust belt.
Desert Dog is in the Chicago area, but does have some AZ sheet metal. A buddy of mine here in Phoenix, sells sheet metal to him on a regular basis. He loads up a truck with sheet metal and takes it to Chicago, and probably triples the price. I've never done any business with them, but I too was cynical when I saw the Chicago area code.
I sent my bumper to them to get rechromed. I spoke to Bob and asked about the quality that I could expect. He said it will be very good but probably not show winning, he also stated that he would replace it if the chrome didn't hold up for three years. His price was good so I sent him the bumper. 2 weeks later the bumper came back, it was perfectly straight and looked great, I mean really very good! The next day I noticed a small area that had chipped, it was so small that I was tempted to keep it. I called Bob about it and he said send it back. The replacement came and again it looked very good (it makes me wonder what show winning quality must be). No additional charges.
In short I would deal with him again. He was honest and held up his end of the bargain.
It is funny however that a Chicago outfit would call itself Desert Dog.
Ft. Polk, Louisiana
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