Alright VZi Hivemind.
So I've got a set of Empi 8 spoke snides that I've had sat down the unit for about as long as I can remember; they didn't make it into my jumble pile, perhaps they should have really as there was a lad down there who had a few beetle bits off me
I'm considering using them for a 72 1200 I'm building at the moment, with some 145/80 R15 and 165/80 R15 Firestone F560's I've got my hands on, for that very traditional "Cal Look". The car is already dechromed, it's got one piece windows, it's a bit nose down and the rear end us going stock height, and we've chosen to do it in Porsche Guards Red (after much arguing with the wife, who was convinced it HAD to be some modern metallic colour
Anyway, I was thinking about the finish. All the proper Spyder Mags from back in the day seemed to be either a gold finish, or a raw mag finish, and these being a cheap set are a "lovely" powder coated glossy silver.
I'm thinking that because these aren't mouldy mag wheels, that if I get them dipped and stripped and polish the rim up, I'd get something like a mag finish if I lightly blasted the alloy spokes and left them like that, rather than polishing them
Couple of worries though, how to I protect the "raw" alloy finish from the elements.