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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-13-2004, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Can I polish my stock 15" aluminum wheels??

I have a 1991 TBird with the stock aluminum 15" directional wheels. I have been looking an aftermarket set, but so far everything is too expensive. My stock wheels are in good shape and have some good tires on them so I would like to utilize them. I am thinking about stripping the paint off, buffing them to a mirror finish, and then painting the center caps chrome.
Has anybody done this? Will the finished wheel look good?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-13-2004, 03:38 PM
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There were some 97's that got these fanblades from the factory. Just take your wheels to a chrome shop and get them dipped, polishing will take forever.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-14-2004, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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If I was going to spend that kind of money I would just get a set of Cobra R wheels. But that is a nice way to keep a car original and spice it up at the same time.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-14-2004, 07:43 PM
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Are the centercaps on those fan-blade wheels metal or plastic? IF they're metal, you can get them powder coated. THere is a shop here in town that wanted 45 bucks a wheel, that included sand blasting, coating and a clear coat. Didn't do it because of the plastic centercaps.

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