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Old 06-26-2012, 04:17 PM
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Chrome or Polished Aluminum Wheels

I'm building a driver and I'm trying to figure out what wheels to buy. I'm looking for 17"x7" front and 18"x10" rear. 1952 GMC on a S10 frame.

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It depends on what you like. Chrome looks good but can start peeling in time but are fairly easy to clean. Polished aluminum wheels look nice too but are a PITA to keep looking good. If you live in a cold weather climate where you get snow and they treat the roads with salt, get a set of cheaper wheels to use and save your chrome or aluminum wheels for nice weather.
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Thanks for the advice. I do not plan on driving in the winter.
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Both have their benifits. Chrome is really hard. It wipes clean easy. But it peels after awhile and cannot be repaired without a rechrome. 225-250 to rechrome. Polished aluminum can be easy to clean, depending on if they have a clear coat on them. If not, they are a pain. But with the right wheel polish (mothers billet, blue somthin...) They are fairly easy. Mothers sells a powerball to hook up to a drill. Polishes easier.
I'd go polished personally. More easily repaired, painted ect. You cannot paint chrome. Hope that helps..
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