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PostSubject: Chrome fittings   Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:37 am

Having considered changing mirrors, light rims and hubcaps to chrome I have found it confusing on who to buy them from. Have seen the light rims on JK which would suit a BBay however, the hubs and mirrors on JK, C&C and VW Heritage say they are not for BBays.
If you've sourced them yourselves where did you get them from?
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome fittings   Tue Apr 17, 2012 11:53 am

Mirrors from C&C - buy the best quality.
Headlamp rings from VW Heritage - again best quality.

Smother in wax before installing.

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PostSubject: Re: Chrome fittings   Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:02 pm

Cheers, what about hubcaps?
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome fittings   Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:15 pm

Max came with chrome hubcaps that have the roundel. They have no part number so I doubt they're original. However all the time they were 'active' they stayed rust free - either because they are good quality or because the coating of wax I regularly gave them was working.

I've got a feeling there's a supply issue at the moment of flat hubcaps with the roundel. Could be worth seeing if a generic supplier like gsfcarparts.com or eurocarparts.co.uk have the cheaper variants. Then Hammerite the backs and wax them like crazy.


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PostSubject: Re: Chrome fittings   Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:20 pm

Or get my painted ones chromed
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PostSubject: Re: Chrome fittings   Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:22 pm

Update: just checked veewee.co.uk which is the dedicated Aircooled section of gsf - they do have the flat hubcaps for £16.80 each. They'll be cheap chrome but if you look after them they'll be effective. They should have the roundel but I'd phone to check before ordering.

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PostSubject: Re: Chrome fittings   Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:25 pm

@olive wrote:
Or get my painted ones chromed

Sure - that's an option but it'll be expensive to do them properly ie triple chromed. Plus if you want to revert to Olive's current look it won't be so easy.

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PostSubject: Re: Chrome fittings   Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:57 pm

Thanks for the help, time to get the wallet out......again
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