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What's the best reproduction chrome wire wheel to buy for a 50's Packard?
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What's the best reproduction chrome wire wheel to buy for a 50's Packard?

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Re: What's the best reproduction chrome wire wheel to buy for a 50's Packard?
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I have installed two sets of wheel vintiques for customers and have found that although the spokes and hubs seem OK the chrome on the rims holds up about as well as the fenders on the $30 Wizard bicycle I got for my 7th birthday. Oh, and don't hit a pothole.

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Re: What's the best reproduction chrome wire wheel to buy for a 50's Packard?
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That's probably because they are getting a nickel chloride bath and not chrome. For a while GM was doing that and the rims wouldn't hold air.

Another reason I prefer painted wire wheels.

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