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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Feb 8th, 01, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Just when I have made up my mind about purchasing repro trim rings I have another decision to make. I understand they make trim rings in either chrome or stainless. Now which do I buy? I know stainless will last longer but not shine as well. More sleep to lose now. Thanks again for all your help. AS you can tell I am a first time camaro owner and these small decisions seem to add up in a hurry
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It's up to you.I would go with the stainless.Just looks better to me and more correct.Chrome looks to repo.

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go with SS. If you get opportunity, look at several SS and chromed repros side by side (like at a big car show -- Carlisle).

You will see the chromed rings vary in level of yellowness. Some look as good as SS, but most have a terrible gold tint. Maybe a reaction to the poor quality metal under the chrome???
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If you have a good arm and elbow technique you can polish stainless steel to a level so it resembles chrome, it's all about time and patience.
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Don't forget, chrome can start peeling over time and rust can start pitting after only a couple of dogs. Well, it seems like just a couple of them anyway.

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be sure to go with s.s., chrome looks terrible and wont last.

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The Chrome on those trim rings is Junk. It will come off and Rust...
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Re: Chrome vs. Stainless Trim rings?

chrome NEVER came on the cars the General made ... at least not any of the 60's cars ....
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Stainless steel for me, and should be for you also.

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Re: Chrome vs. Stainless Trim rings?

I agree, go with stainless steel. I have Chrome Rally's wheels on my 1969 now. I bought them used along with the tires. The main reason I bought them is because the tires were in excellent shape and I have four "correct" silver painted 15 " Rally's.

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