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WS6 Rims Dipped in Chrome?

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    WS6 Rims Dipped in Chrome?

    I have Stock WS6 Rims, Polished Aluminum, Can I get them dipped in chrome, and if so whats the avg price i should have to pay per rim?

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    I would actually just take the stockers and strip off the clear coat. They will shine MUCH better, but be more work.

    Polished aluminum > chrome

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I would actually just take the stockers and strip off the clear coat. They will shine MUCH better, but be more work.

    Polished aluminum > chrome
    +1 for that but if you must crome then it can be done. i would say it would be about $150 each but im not sure. i could be way off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I would actually just take the stockers and strip off the clear coat. They will shine MUCH better, but be more work.

    Polished aluminum > chrome

    Thanks Luos, there is a company at home here at suposidally fixes/refinishes rims as good or better than the manufacturer. So I think i will try that and see how he can make it shine. He said aroud $80 a rim soo time will tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I would actually just take the stockers and strip off the clear coat. They will shine MUCH better, but be more work.

    Polished aluminum > chrome

    strip em, wet sand em, polish em. . . just wet sanded and polished my wheels this weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post

    strip em, wet sand em, polish em. . . just wet sanded and polished my wheels this weekend
    Pictures pleasee??

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Yates69@Hotmail.com View Post
    Pictures pleasee??
    well mine aren't stock ws6 wheels

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    well mine aren't stock ws6 wheels
    are they polished aluminum?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eugenio_SS View Post
    I stripped my ZR1s, wet sanded and polished them... pix in signature.
    Niceee!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Yates69@Hotmail.com View Post
    Niceee!!!
    Love the exhaust too man, and the tires haha just nice all around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Yates69@Hotmail.com View Post
    are they polished aluminum?
    sure are

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
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    Holy hell that looks sweet!! I have stock WS6 wheels too....strip them with what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6chick View Post
    Holy hell that looks sweet!! I have stock WS6 wheels too....strip them with what?
    well aircraft stripper should do the trick. . you can usually get it at any autoparts store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    well aircraft stripper should do the trick. . you can usually get it at any autoparts store.
    Is it alot of work to do all that or is it as easy as it sounds?

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    hmm i am also intrested in those..but wont do it since my bird is DD' the entire year

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6chick View Post
    Is it alot of work to do all that or is it as easy as it sounds?
    its a fair amount of work but not too bad. . .prob spend about an hour or two stripping. . then i spend about 30min total a wheel wet sanding and polishing. . but i take a lot of breaks so it takes me a whole day or more lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    its a fair amount of work but not too bad. . .prob spend about an hour or two stripping. . then i spend about 30min total a wheel wet sanding and polishing. . but i take a lot of breaks so it takes me a whole day or more lol
    I would think because youre taking off the clear coat that they would be unprotected against the elements, so how often do you have to keep polishing them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WS6chick View Post
    I would think because youre taking off the clear coat that they would be unprotected against the elements, so how often do you have to keep polishing them?
    well to maintain shine, you will need to clean them every few weeks (I recommend using cleaner specificly for aluminum), which is just a spray on and wash off process. And polishings are prob required about 2-5 times a year, depending on how much you drive the car and how often/well you clean the wheels. But whats awesome about is aluminum, is that you can almost always bring back that shine. Last year, I drove my car all winter with these wheels, and they looked horrible about this time last year. But after a day of wetsanding and polishing, they looked good as new.

    also there are products like zoop seal, which i have never used, that can help protect your bare aluminum

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    Quote Originally Posted by GULLETT17 View Post
    well to maintain shine, you will need to clean them every few weeks (I recommend using cleaner specificly for aluminum), which is just a spray on and wash off process. And polishings are prob required about 2-5 times a year, depending on how much you drive the car and how often/well you clean the wheels. But whats awesome about is aluminum, is that you can almost always bring back that shine. Last year, I drove my car all winter with these wheels, and they looked horrible about this time last year. But after a day of wetsanding and polishing, they looked good as new.

    also there are products like zoop seal, which i have never used, that can help protect your bare aluminum
    Thats not bad at all, thats about how often I clean them now anyway lol - well worth it!!

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