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Cleaning up the 15" honeycomb rims

Posted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:45 pm
by Gray
is it possible to polish the 15" honeycomb rims to be almost like a chrome? My uncle has acid washing setup for his truck wheels and some high powered compound and some other cleaning utilities.. just wondering if anyone has done this and has any suggestions on good stuff.

Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:58 pm
by 2drSRT4
Clean them really really well, scuff 'em, and paint 'em chrome.

Posted: Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:03 pm
by Ladi3sman55
or actually get them chrome plated.

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:04 am
by 2drSRT4
Ladi3sman55 wrote:or actually get them chrome plated.
Lol, I didn't even think of that. Yeah I would get 'em chrome painted

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:10 pm
by Gray
yeah well chrome plated would be too exspensive

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 8:40 pm
by metal_gear_jon
Spray can chrome only works on model cars, and barely at that.

You could sand, polish, and buff the wheels to be very shiny, then hit them with clear. I've known a guy that used to do that with beer kegs before the deposits went throught the roof.

There are now "chrome look" powders out there for powder coating. I'm sure there is someone in your area that can do it.

Also companies and oe's are using Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD) as an alternative to electroplating chrome onto the surface. Uses some of the techniques of powercoating to achive better results that stand up to salt during winter.

But both these methods cost some $$$ like you said.

You could also try to find the snowflakes that came in chrome themselves. But finding a mint set will be hard to do.

Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2011 9:20 pm
by BaLLisTiK
I have only seen 1 neon, ever, with chrome snowflakes... I didn't know they they came in chrome.

Seen a couple neons with 7 spoke chrome wheels too,

Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2011 11:54 pm
by Ianguilly
I saw a 2gn with 3 Chrome snowflakes months ago in the JY. I kick myself to this day for not buying them.

Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2011 11:43 am
by custom95neon
i seen a neon in a parking lot with crome snow flakes i want too steal them