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Post by hdebo on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:10 pm

I just got my wheels refinished for a second time. First time they were stripped painted and hand polished. This looked good but was a real PIA to keep a decent luster to the shine.
This time being a little older and wiser I sent them to Pete at F Body Warehouse. The rims were stripped, painted and cut on a CNC machine to insure a perfect finish. Then I opted for the high polish finish to make them pop a bit. The real great part is after the polish the rim is clear coated to protect and I never have to hand polish again. All I can say is WOW. I wish I did this the first time and saved a few $$$$ to put toward other projects.

Here is a few before pics




Here is the after (can you see a difference?)
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Post by hdebo on Wed Dec 01, 2010 9:17 pm

The after pic was also taken without using flash in the garage.
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Post by rkellerjr on Thu Dec 02, 2010 12:54 pm

Wow, they look good Harry! Kudo's to Pete and crew.
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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:41 am


Wow, they look better than when they were new Harry.



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Post by 4SPEED on Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:45 am

I had mine done 3 years ago. and they still look grate.

and I just sent my 77's 15x7's to get the same treatment.
I should have them back in like 10 days.

no rubbing / polishing. wash um with a soft rag and dry. BLING
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Post by 4SPEED on Mon Dec 13, 2010 8:35 pm

I just got my 77 SE 15x7 snowflake wheels back from F-body ( Pete )

nice same quality only in the 1977 gold



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Post by 69_RAG_TOP on Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:24 pm



Doug,

Nice.... the 1977 SE 15x7 snowflake wheels look better than when they left the factory.

Pete from F-body produces some nice quality refinishing.

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Post by 4SPEED on Tue Dec 14, 2010 3:07 am

look like gold bricks. dont they? farao
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Post by hdebo on Fri Dec 17, 2010 10:33 am

sweet, the 7 inch look great also.
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