w108,107 Parts Hoarder
Date registered: Jun 2010
Vehicle: 4Keep:450slc5.0cab 280sl5sp 280se4.5 500seAMG 2sell:500sl92 380se83 300se86 350sl4sp 75slc MorInSig
Location: Philadelphia Area
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What should I do with these?
I just picked up a set of Loringser LO 16x8 wheels today. I believe they are et22 based on the part number ( LO 8016511 ) and the story I was told of them being on a 560sl and also showing interior rubbing on the inside tire surfaces.
The chrome is destroyed. Sure, there's still some shine in them, but I'm thinking about trying to removed the chrome. I got the wheels along with a set of factory style 560sl chrome wheels (in perfect shape). So I just picked them up for "fun" since the seller didn't want much (or anything really) for them.
They've got some trashed tires on them, which were clearly sitting on the car for a while with squashed sections on a few tires. Nonetheless, I'm considering just throwing them on the car and driving it until they go start going flat. A buddy of mine suggested I fill the tires with some orange gunk so they don't just blow up on me. I'm considering it.
My idea when I threw them in the back of my truck was to prime them and paint them black. I'm still considering it.
Any ideas of:
- How to remove the chrome?
- What i should do with them? (Other than sending them to the scrap yard?)