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Old 12-01-2020, 07:46 PM   #1
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Just picked up a set of Sprintstars that i think might just be good enough to chrome. Anyone recommend a company that would a) give me an honest opinion on whether they're good enough and b) do a proper job.
I know this won't be cheap, but I would like to know one way or another...
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Just picked up a set of Sprintstars that i think might just be good enough to chrome. Anyone recommend a company that would a) give me an honest opinion on whether they're good enough and b) do a proper job.
I know this won't be cheap, but I would like to know one way or another...
Cheers, Dave.
Hi Dave,

See this thread mate: https://www.volkszone.com/VZi/showthread.php?t=1589415

Good luck.

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Perfect Bri, Thanks as always.
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Just bear in mind the only way to plate steel wheels is to separate the centres from the rims, plate them separately then reweld them. A very $$$ process.
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Just bear in mind the only way to plate steel wheels is to separate the centres from the rims, plate them separately then reweld them. A very $$$ process.
Cheers David, I didn't know that. Looks like paint or powdercoat it is then. ..
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Cheers David, I didn't know that. Looks like paint or powdercoat it is then. ..
My preference these days is to epoxy paint steel rims. Why? Unlike a alloy there is a join between the rim and the centre. Its alomost impossible to get powder coat to fill the join. As a result, moisture gets in and it rust under the powdercoat and eventually it peals away. If you coat in epoxy, you can then seal the join with sealer, then top coat what colour you want.
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