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Stripped the paint off my wheels for a re paint. Found 3 chrome, 1 painted.

Chrome was not my preference but 4 of those is the path of least resistance. Anyone have later 5 spoke in chrome?

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My guess would be that your three shiny wheels are polished, not chromed. Polishing aluminum wheels was a big fad a decade ago, back when "dubs" were popular. There are probably wheel specialty shops in north county who can polish your fourth wheel.
 

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My guess would be that your three shiny wheels are polished, not chromed. Polishing aluminum wheels was a big fad a decade ago, back when "dubs" were popular. There are probably wheel specialty shops in north county who can polish your fourth wheel.
Jay, pretty sure I've got 3 chrome, I'll check again when I get home.

You gave me a great idea, polish the silver wheel. That will get me closer to chrome.

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I dont think you can chrome aluminum... But try this test, Put one drop of hydrochloric acid on a clean area. If it turns green it is chrome. jim
 

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Jay, pretty sure I've got 3 chrome, I'll check again when I get home.

You gave me a great idea, polish the silver wheel. That will get me closer to chrome.

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MCain,

There is a great wheel polishing business (wheel repair) not too far from you called "Al Reed Polishing" in 3010 East Coronado Street, Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 632-3907

Al specializes on Fuchs but he has done Alfa and Fiat wheels for me on the past, some painted and some powder coated and I am a happy customer.

The caveat could be the lead time, because this is a kind of artisan shop where everything is done manually.

Good luck!
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MCain,

There is a great wheel polishing business (wheel repair) not too far from you called "Al Reed Polishing" in 3010 East Coronado Street, Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 632-3907

Al specializes on Fuchs but he has done Alfa and Fiat wheels for me on the past, some painted and some powder coated and I am a happy customer.

The caveat could be the lead time, because this is a kind of artisan shop where everything is done manually.

Good luck!
Gilles
Thanks Gilles!
 

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There is a great wheel polishing business (wheel repair) not too far from you called "Al Reed Polishing" in 3010 East Coronado Street, Anaheim, CA 92806 (714) 632-3907
Not to take business away from ol' Al, but 1) Anaheim isn't all that close to Carlsbad, and 2) Al Reed is a Porsche wheel specialist (that alone doesn't makes him a bad person, but I believe he is pretty backed up and charges high prices to all those Porsche fanatics).

I'll bet you can find several wheel polishers in north county, say in Escondito or Oceanside. But if you have to come up to Orange County, another place to get a quote would be Speedway Polishing on Ritchey Street in Santa Ana.
 

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The wheel in your photo was made by Campagnolo or FPS. This style was the factory wheel on the S3 Spider Veloce Cosmetically the two types look a lot alike but the Campys are lighter(the Campys also are much more prone to corrosion). The manufacturer is identified on the face of the wheel. Once you figure out which type you have, try to assemble a set of 4.
 
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