Originally Posted by tdoriot
Why hasn't some enterprising individual cast those cheap ass hyundai plastic pieces of crap in metal, plated and polished? Those things have vexed me for 30 years! One of you hotshots must have a foundry or a CNC machine center that can whip those out of billet ! Let's get after this one
Well, they hold up amazingly well after a quarter century...I'd feel a lot better about them being made of metal if they were screwed down!
There are better plastics these days, and the chrome plating on plastics is MUCH better than it was 25 years ago. I wouldn't feel bad about paying $40 for plastic bits if they were GOOD plastic bits.
The chrome grill strip on the front of my wife's Hyundai is this kind of modern plastic, and I wondered how it would hold up against rocks, debris, salt, and so on. Three years, 22K miles and outdoors, there isn't a mark on it.