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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 07, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Are these chrome or polished?

I love the look of these wheels!!! Are they polished or chrome (I know they make both).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...7115784&rd=1,1


Also, which ones are better and why?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 6th, 07, 08:49 PM
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Re: Are these chrome or polished?

I'm guessing polished. Chrome usually looks a little brighter and deeper. Chrome is easier to clean and care for / polished is less money and can be repolished easier and cheaper than chrome can be replated. It comes down to personal preference.

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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 07, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Are these chrome or polished?

Does anyone have a picture of a camaro with the chrome torque thrust II's? Would love to see this before I place my order.

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Re: Are these chrome or polished?

Where are you located? I would recommend Polished, you can buff them up to a very deep shine and you never have to worry about permanent chrome rust that requires rechroming. There are many that have had this issue with chrome rims, even while sitting on the car in their garage.

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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 07, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Are these chrome or polished?

I'm in california and only drive on sunny days. I've heard that even the TT chrome wheels on have the centers chromed but I'm not sure of that either, I'd love to see a picture of the chrome TT's on a camaro before I order.

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Re: Are these chrome or polished?

Centers are plastic caps, they are easily replaced.
California is the third largest state, you could live anywhere. 10-15 miles from an ocean? Higher humidity and higher salt content could cause issue to your rims while they sit in the garage.

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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 07, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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You're right!! I live near Sacramento. Sunny and hot.

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Re: Are these chrome or polished?

I'll never get polished again. My and everyone else's dog pees on them! To hard to keep clean.

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Re: Are these chrome or polished?

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I love the look of these wheels!!! Are they polished or chrome (I know they make both).

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...7115784&rd=1,1


Also, which ones are better and why?

Thanks - Ed
These are polished..... The inside light where the car is pictured meks the wheels look as if they were the chrome versions. Both chrome & polished
look great, but the polished ones will never peel.....just have to be polished
from time to time.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old Apr 7th, 07, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Are these chrome or polished?

Thanks. I noticed there's a version called the 605's called the torque thrust M's. They look like the TT2's only fully chrome. Does anyone have these? Pictures?

Thanks - Ed
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