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Official Metal Flake Steering Wheel Pic and ID Thread...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by terd ferguson, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. 100% Matt
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    Me too,I'm surprised Grant isnt making them
     
  2. onlyonthurs62
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    Ok i snapped some pics of it earlier. Its got surface rust on it but there are no cracks on it or anything

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    I know this one is not perfect but what are people asking for these price wise?
     
  3. slammed
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    $150ish cleaned up.
     
  4. slammed
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    [​IMG] These will be going into the classifieds as they are prepped.
     
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  5. slammed
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    [​IMG] Thinning the supply. Will be posting them as they are cleaned and polished.
     
  6. slammed
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    [​IMG] Time to polish and send them down the road.
     
  7. Old-Soul
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    Good lord man...

    Serious wheel envy here...
     
  8. bonez
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    WOW!! Slammed dude, that is frekkin amazing. Do you have any other colors?
    If not can i book the smaller and deeper red one you have?
     
  9. slammed
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    Yes Bonez man. Pick one of the smallies and I will take some pix and email them to you. They are too big generally to post here on HAMBtown.
     
  10. ev88f
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    If you don't mind me asking, how do you go about cleaning up the grip on the wheel? I have one in a bit worse shape than the one on top of this pic.
     
  11. slammed
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    Sure. Clean it free of all dirt and grime (mild hand cleaner). You may then use a mild polishing compound used on auto paint. If it is really worn/sun baked the grip will always feel rough-but it will shine(unless it truly baked in desert like conditions) Finish out the polishing with a fine glaze or favorite polish. In a pinch mothers will work on the grip. The metal part is easy: #0000 steel wool and mothers mag polish, cleaner wax, ect will bring back any good chrome, and rid the rust stains. I shall do a thread on one approach to bringing back a luster to these wheels. Some other HAMB'rz have their own system. Maybe a thread on doing just that should be started. Multiple contributors to have list of options.
     
  12. Old-Soul
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    How about "sticky" ones? Mine was pretty gross with hand grime, I washed it down but it remained sticky to the touch.
     
  13. slammed
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    Keep working the grip. Is any color coming off on the rag? Try a tiny spot with something aggressive (compound).
     
  14. ev88f
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    Thanks slammed
     
  15. bonez
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    Thaaank you.
     
  16. slammed
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    DUDE! Today I got into one of those, it took lacquer thinner (sparingly) and some patience but it was gone! No more gumming. Polished it out and it is WAY better than I had hoped for.[​IMG] Here it is in the 'after' mode. It took a while w/ a 3" polisher, 3M Perfect It. followed with Malco Plumb Crazy Glaze.
     
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  17. h2omonkey
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    from vegas

    hey slammed sent you a pm
     
  18. slammed
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    It is almost ready, Bonez. Saturday she will be wet-glossy! It is Superior 500.[​IMG] Check how this one went.
     
  19. Old-Soul
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    Awesome!
     
  20. slammed
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    [​IMG] This one is for sale $100-free shipping lower 48 states.
     
  21. flat top austin
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    Anyone seen any with 5 holes?? my dad got one off a 59 chevy in a junkyard its not a metalflake one but its white
     
  22. classic gary
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    i have a blue flake 5 hole, it's a CRAGAR
     
  23. Muttley
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    Does it still have the sticker on the back? All the CRAGAR wheels I've seen have a big cut-out and a hole, they were marketed as "the slot and the dot". Here's the wheel display photo from an old CRAGAR catalog:

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    This is the CRAGAR in my Comet:

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  24. slammed
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    [​IMG] Check out the bottom wheel. After polishing this is the result. It aged to this color from the AZ sun. The backside has a hint of the top wheels fine green/celery glow. In person it takes on a reptile, snake look. The chrome really took a hit. It will have to polished with an Eastwood kit. The middle wheel also aged to a unique aqua hue. It will be on its way to CA next week.
     
  25. classic gary
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    shit, i fu*ked that one, it's a GRANT.
    See the cataloge page i posted a while back.
    Sorry !!
     
  26. slammed
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    Spam you limey bass'tad!
     
  27. Donzie
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    I'm looking for a lime green wheel, slotted or holes, I guess I can't be fussy. Mooneyes only has a green one, it really needs to be lime green. Let me know if you have one you'd part with.
    Something like this.
     

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  28. jimmy1931
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    It's silver!:D
     

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  29. Old-Soul
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    If anyone has a tangerine (or close) Superior or Cragar they are willing to let go, please PM me.

    Thanks to all who contribute to this thread.
     
  30. Donzie
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    I have a purple one PLUS the billet adapter.
    I bought it a few years ago but can't recall what I paid for it. Do you remember what they sold for?
     

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