I am going to have my bumpers rechromed in the next couple of weeks. I went a while back and talked with the owner of a shop. If I remember right they use nickle, copper, and then the chrome. They told me I didn't need (either the nickle or copper - can't remember which) because it is only to reduce the chance of corrosion. I currenlty live in New Mexico, so this me be true for here. The price difference was about $150. I can't imagine them advising me something that would cause them to lose money. This shop has been recommended by ALL the people I have talked to at the shows. Does this sound correct to anyone else? I will be moving to Ohio at the end of summer. Will that make a difference? Also, do they sand blast before they chrome, or do they just strip off the chrome? My bumpers aren't pitted or rusted, just faded.