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RE: Wire wheel restoration

To: "Kid Vid" <kidjoevid@yahoo.com>, spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: RE: Wire wheel restoration
Date: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 10:55:39 -0500
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hydrogen embritlement is the end result of chrome plating and any other
electroplating process.  the parts must be baked at a certain temperature
for a specific time to relieve the pieces so they are not brittle.   most
platers are not equiped with the needed oven to to do that step.  
if you are considering stainless spokes remember to use the reccomended
teflon liquid lube as stainless to stainless threadded items tend to gaull
quite easily if not properly lubed!  


> [Original Message]
> From: Kid Vid <kidjoevid@yahoo.com>
> To: <spridgets@autox.team.net>
> Date: 12/29/2005 10:28:04 AM
> Subject: Wire wheel restoration
> I've got a pretty good lead on a donor car that has
> some nice things I want - but it also has 5 wire
> wheels. I'm toying with a a switchover to wire wheels
> for looks and because I want the necessary parts for a
> disc brake conversion for my 62. 
> There is some minor rust on the chrome. Can I
> sandblast myself and have a chrome shop or powder
> coating facility do the finish? I'm worried that the
> areas around the spoke nipples would never get clean
> enough for a good application of chrome or paint.

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