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  • Offline Zebraranger   us

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    Re: Trophy With Chrome Wheels
    Reply #24 on: Apr 11, 2015, 07.16 pm
    Apr 11, 2015, 07.16 pm
    *Originally Posted by Gordon3xBBB [+]
    Very nice indeed  :047:

    I wonder how the Chrome will survive the accidental slip by the Tyre Technician using the wrong type of tool or not taking proper care....because the Standard wheel finish doesn't seem too durable in my experience..

    I've had chromed wheels on other bikes and I can tell you that chrome is indeed a lot more durable than the powdered coated wheels on our Trophy's. They were also pretty easy to keep clean. The chroming quality makes a big difference as I have seen lesser quality chrome that didn't do too well. When I had my rear tire changed a couple of months ago, the dealer scratched my rim in two locations. Seems mother Triumph couldn't tell the dealer what the paint code is, so the dealer had to have a paint shop match the color. It turned into a 3 week deal but eventually they got a match. I didn't let them fix it, I just asked for the paint and did the touch up myself. The positive side of the color of our Trophy wheels is that it hide's road grime well, at least Florida's road grime.

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    Re: Trophy With Chrome Wheels
    Reply #25 on: Apr 11, 2015, 07.21 pm
    Apr 11, 2015, 07.21 pm
    Was there a Paint Code / Colour reference on the bottle ?

    I'm sure a lot of our Forum members would like to know :169:

    Last Edit: Jan 12, 2022, 06.43 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Trophy With Chrome Wheels
    Reply #26 on: Apr 11, 2015, 08.04 pm
    Apr 11, 2015, 08.04 pm
    *Originally Posted by Coconut [+]
    Was there a Paint Code / Colour reference on the bottle ?

    I'm sure a lot of our Forum members would like to know :169:



    The only thing that it states on the label is the following:
    Brand Code 35508

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    Re: Trophy With Chrome Wheels
    Reply #27 on: May 12, 2015, 07.51 pm
    May 12, 2015, 07.51 pm
    That looks very nice. I have been playing with the idea of doing the same thing,,,,,, now I know what my winter project is going to be..............
    I will probably hit you up for the chromed you / they used
    Keith
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    Re: Trophy With Chrome Wheels
    Reply #28 on: Jan 12, 2022, 01.57 am
    Jan 12, 2022, 01.57 am
    I was thinking of putting chrome rims on my TT and found this old post. I thought the pics from Traveler46 looked great. Having made enquiries at the chrome shops they told me that no one will chrome aluminum rims, only steel ones. Can you buy third party chrome rims that will fit or any suggestions about how to get them chomed?

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    Re: Trophy With Chrome Wheels
    Reply #29 on: Jan 15, 2022, 02.40 pm
    Jan 15, 2022, 02.40 pm
    Hi,

    afaik it is possible to chrome aluminum, but you have to galvanize ("zinc plate", put a layer of zinc on, if that is a true translation) them first.
    That should do the trick.

    Kind regards
    Michael
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    Re: Trophy With Chrome Wheels
    Reply #30 on: Jan 19, 2022, 10.35 pm
    Jan 19, 2022, 10.35 pm
    Many thanks Michael, I mentioned this to a few chrome plating shops but I can't find anyone in Australia prepared to do the rims.

    I found a good description of the process which sounds quite complex at:
    https://www.arlingtonplating.com/substrates-specifications/plating-on-aluminum/

     :763: