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« on: November 13, 2018, 01:01:18 PM »
Does anyone knows who if anybody at all restores chrome on 1969 Shelby rims----I have been trying to call and left messages with Paradise Wheels with no luck---Thank you

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 01:30:37 PM »
Does anyone knows who if anybody at all restores chrome on 1969 Shelby rims----I have been trying to call and left messages with Paradise Wheels with no luck---Thank you
I have known people myself included that have asked Craig at Paradise before. He is not interested in restoring the original wheels with original rims unless things have changed. He will restore Shelby wheels with DOT approved new rims with that have the safety lip/bead and instead of rivets use cap screws. This is because of liability reasons. Surly there is someone out there that does but I am not aware of anyone at this time.
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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 01:56:42 PM »
Does anyone knows who if anybody at all restores chrome on 1969 Shelby rims----I have been trying to call and left messages with Paradise Wheels with no luck---Thank you
I have known people myself included that have asked Craig at Paradise before. He is not interested in restoring the original wheels with original rims unless things have changed. He will restore Shelby wheels with DOT approved new rims with that have the safety lip/bead and instead of rivets use cap screws. This is because of liability reasons. Surly there is someone out there that does but I am not aware of anyone at this time.

Bob, Iíve been asking around for 2 years now to see about having a couple sets of MagStars restored.  There sure seems to be a lack of qualified folks who are willing to take on the responsibility. I spoke with Craig also and he told me the exact same thing. 
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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 02:05:53 PM »
Hi--maybe this can be lesson to everybody---do not do as I just did--I bought used rims with intention to have them restored before I made sure that Paradise will restore them and now looks I will be stuck with  8 rims---"THINK BEFORE ACT"and do not make stupid decision as I just did--CHEERS

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 02:15:54 PM »
Hi--maybe this can be lesson to everybody---do not do as I just did--I bought used rims with intention to have them restored before I made sure that Paradise will restore them and now looks I will be stuck with  8 rims---"THINK BEFORE ACT"and do not make stupid decision as I just did--CHEERS
FYI  what you have can be restored but what you end up with is basically no better then some of the better repro offerings.
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