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I'm interested to know what company will chrome the wheels without cutting them apart and the cost.

I recently sent some Keystone wheels to be cut up, had the offset changed, rechromes and put back together. Will post up pics and total cost when I have them back.
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The other major probem with rechroming old Cragars is finding the right color chrome. Due to EPA the old Cragar white hexavelant chrome is getting hard to find..

Most of the chrome today has a blue or brown cast and the wheels come out looking horrible.
Its not ideal from a purest point of view, but I don't think it looks horrible its just different.
Back in the 80's the blue or brown tint chrome was a sign of quality "show chrome".
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I'm interested to know what company will chrome the wheels without cutting them apart and the cost.

I recently sent some Keystone wheels to be cut up, had the offset changed, rechromes and put back together. Will post up pics and total cost when I have them back.
This is the shop one of the members used to have a set done.
I personally think the wheels turned out very nice and would be happy with this level of restoration.
http://www.atlaschrome.com/

You will have to call for pricing 15 X 4 with out pits and no cap $325 US each "NO Guarantee"
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I used Atlas in Houston TX. Three years ago the price was 250.00each. They did a good job and the turn around was a reasonable time. Thereís no guarantee and one of them had a small flake up area where the spoke met the rim start about a year later. They replated that wheel at a reduced price of 150.00.
Like I said earlier itís not cheap if you want a set of old school Cragars.
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Bernhard what kind of ďstuffĒ do you plan on putting in the gap between the spoke and rim. I havenít done that yet and was thinking clear Lacquer. What you think?
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Hi Richard
The price has gone up since you had your rims re-chromed.
I was going to look into a clear sealer that they use on gas fittings in labs.
I also thought about using a clear coat that is water resistant.
I don't know how water resistant clear lacquer is, when I was in trade school I was told that lacqure absorbed water.
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Good non R caps are getting hard to come by also. I got a set of four NOS non Rís from a local guy recently.
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Good non R caps are getting hard to come by also. I got a set of four NOS non Rís from a local guy recently.
Nice
I picked up some very nice originals off of ebay.
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The product I was thinking about using is similar to this sealer.
http://www.sashco.com/products/lexel/

http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/6...ealant-230.pdf

https://conspecmaterials.com/shop/se...clear-sealant/

I would test any product before using it to seal my rims.
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