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post #1 of 9 Old 03-21-2005, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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Chrome / polish 355 wheels

Hi, does anyone know if the original 355 wheels can be chrome plated?

Has anyone done this before?

Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 9 Old 03-21-2005, 04:13 PM
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My view is DON"T DO IT! Looks tacky!
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My view is DON"T DO IT! Looks tacky!
I strongly second Stradale's position !
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I'll third that, but, it will be your car, so do whith it what you want. However, I'm not into chroming etc, so I don't have any contacts for you.
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I also agree strongly, NO CHROME.
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post #6 of 9 Old 11-02-2005, 05:41 PM
 
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I agree with everyone

that looks too "pimp" for me

bling bling bling :lol:


but well, you do whatever makes YOU happy, don´t live to make me or other people here happy!!

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I like Bling...But chrome is very touchy to make. Chrome wheels only look good on a full black car, tinted windows and all. You should have only 4 things chrome, front and rear Cavalino, chrome model number and wheels. no decals on the front fenders.

The best place to verify is a chrome shop, if your looking for one and cant find one, ask a Harley guy, they all have a shop they send parts to be chromed. My previous neighbor was a Harley freak and had almost everything done in chrome. Was nice but a pain to keep clean.

The problem with chrome is weight, might have heavier weights to balance the wheels, sometimes it flakes off or bubbles. To me its not worth the hassle, there are hundreds of companies that make chrome rims. Find out your model specs and buy them, they come with a warrantee and they almost all come with center caps for the Ferrari Logo and probably cheaper. Everyone has different tastes when it comes to wheels. Personally, I like a thin 5 spoke chrome wheels.

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Re: Chrome / polish 355 wheels

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Hi, does anyone know if the original 355 wheels can be chrome plated?

Has anyone done this before?

Any suggestions?

Thanks

Rob
Have them polished out.. it will look much better than chrome and wont chip or peel over time.
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-07-2005, 05:17 PM
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I guess you've got a concensus here. The chrome is great on a Camaro, doesn't really work on a Ferrari.

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