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Old 03-14-2007, 06:54 PM   #1
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Chrome Rim Repair???

I have have the Saleen rims that came with the car. They are chrome plated and there are a few spots that have chipped away or started to just wear off. Mostly in the corners. It's your average wear and tear, small spots of corrosion, nothing major. I was wondering if anybody knew if those spots could be touched up or do the rims have to be completely re-chromed. If there is a method other than complete re-chroming, what is it and where might I be able to have it done?
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Old 03-14-2007, 08:30 PM   #2
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its more then likely gonna need a whole new re-chroming

plus I dont think theres any touch up chrome unless spraypaint but thats just outright ghetto
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Re: Chrome Rim Repair???

I believe you would have to go and get them reprepped and redipped. Sucks dont it?
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Re: Chrome Rim Repair???

I recently talked to "The Wheel Doctor" here in the Chattanooga area. He said that a chrome wheel has to be rechromed. The painted ones can be cured of curb rash and dings in the parking lot.
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Re: Chrome Rim Repair???

damn that sucks, ive had a set of chrome rims since WAY back in 98 and they are 100% perfect still did you hit something to scrape them to start this?

you can get them dipped just kind of costly, might just buy some more rims.
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Re: Chrome Rim Repair???

Yes there was one curb mishap that is barely noticeable on the edge of one rim. For the most part, there are only a couple little VERY unnoticeable spots of corrosion. I mean you really have to get up close to see them. Something only I would really notice cause I wash them. They're honestly nothing big and really not worth spending the money to have them refinished. I think they are the results of being a Florida car and being in a highly salty weather environment. I bought the car in Tampa.

I was just checking just in case somebody knew of something simple and inexpensive yet not "cheap" or too ghetto.
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chrome dipping done right is expensive in general~ they might could sand blast the rim then dip it... but what if it didnt match due to their system being different.. you might have to get all 4 done lol
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