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    Chrome alloy wheel refurbishment?

    Daily driver is a PT Cruiser Route 66 edition with OE 17" chrome plated alloy wheels. Chrome is flaking off. Does anyone no of a company that can strip and refurb these? Not bothered about having them re-chromed, powder coating would be OK.
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    Hi Bigfoot, try wheelworks, (01293 527733), the wheels are put through a chemical stripping operation taking everything off back to bare alloy, i have advised some repairers in your neck of the woods through my side of the industry especially if the wheels are no longer available to be replaced and not had any bad reports from the garages, might be worth giving them a call mate...oh there based in crawley.....steve
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    Might be cheaper to look for a good used set from someone thats upgraded as wheel restoration can be very costly?
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    Ah the Pt chrome wheel syndrome. I gave up with mine as they also become badly corroded and its said, porous. The later wheels are much better.
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    Try aerocoat at st loaves they do some amazing work and have a lot of custom colours and effects
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    Thanks for the suggestions guys.

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    Might be cheaper to look for a good used set from someone thats upgraded as wheel restoration can be very costly?
    chevy 2, I've being considering that option for a while but have'nt found anything. Trouble is the rims on mine are 17s and only fitted to the Route 66 special edition which seems to be quite a rare model. 16s were fitted to most Cruisers. Only other option is to bite the bullet and buy a set of new aftermarke rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 56 AUSTIN View Post
    Hi Bigfoot, try wheelworks, (01293 527733), the wheels are put through a chemical stripping operation taking everything off back to bare alloy, i have advised some repairers in your neck of the woods through my side of the industry especially if the wheels are no longer available to be replaced and not had any bad reports from the garages, might be worth giving them a call mate...oh there based in crawley.....steve
    Thanks 56 AUSTIN, I've already phoned them but they said that they wouldn't get involved in stripping the chrome off.
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    Had a similar problem with a 99 Camaro so bought new painted alloy wheels and used the crap chrome ones in the winter to save the new ones
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