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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-30-2002, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Chrome Wheels

Just out of curiosity, how much does it cost to have your wheels chrome dipped? I've seen new chrome wheels that cost up to $800 a piece .

Thanks in advance for the info.

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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-30-2002, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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How did this end up in the classics forum???

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Not sure how it ended up in the "classics" forum, I'll move it to the "Detailing" forum for ya.

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i would go and get new rims instead of getting em dipped. wich might be more expensive since all the work that goes into getting it chromed. also it will depend on how busy they are you might see alot of down time. but im only guessing with al il bit of knowledge from some car show on tv i was watching on how they crome things

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At My shop!We're Charging $650 for Triple Chrome plated Rims!

But,Ya know What!!!!I can go as Low as $400 and still make A couple of dollars!

Triple Chrome w/A 1yr warrenty!

BTW:I hope this is'nt concidered 'Spamming' as much as just helping A Biker Brotha Out!
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post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-20-2002, 12:45 AM
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you could do it yourself for less than twenty bucks. Get Aircraft paint stripper at any autoparts store. Spray it on and leave it on for about ten minutes and it will bubble. Then you just take any type of plastic flat surface tool and take it off. Majority of the paint will just strip off like butter. Some spots you will have to work at, but basically its easy. Be sure to clean your rim first or else the areas that are not clean are the areas you will have to work out because the solution wont eat through dirt.
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ONYOUR4S,
Fyi, the technique you referring too, is polishing not chroming...There is a difference however both look good..

The steps you listed are very vauge...In a nut-shell thats how i polished my wheels,, but the instructions to do so are a little more specific then that....just wouldnt want to see someone ruin there wheels, thas all
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polish the rims yourself. It is not a hard process at all and they look great and will not crack like chrome. Why would you want to take a lightweight wheel and make it heavier by adding chrome?? Besides, when everyone comments on how good they look, you can tell them you did it yourself.

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chorme does not add much weight at all...proly a few oz. at worst

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