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Resin 1/24 scale 1970 Chevelle SS454 wheels

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Resin 1/24 scale 1970 Chevelle SS454 wheels
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 15, 2004 9:37 AM
Anybody know where I can get a set of 1/24 scale resin (or styrene, as long as they aren't chromed and they look better than the kit wheels!) wheels, and maybe some tires, for a Revell-Monogram 1970 Chevelle SS454? I tried Scale Equipment, Ltd. but no luck.

Thanks!
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    December 2003
  • From: Right Here
Posted by vinnietbird on Sunday, February 15, 2004 1:00 PM
What kind of wheels?The chrome factory wheels that come with the kit actually clean up and detail really nice.Or,try some of the wheels from the Amt Z-28 ("70 1/2).
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, February 15, 2004 9:47 PM
thanks for the reply.
yeah, I meant the factory wheels-
I tried de-chroming the kit wheels (I've got three kits)
On one set, i used Drano and let it set for 2 days- a lot of chrome came off, a lot didn't
2nd set- used Castrol SuperClean and let it set for 2 days- not much came off
3rd set- used some kinda cleaning fluid (my parents own a dry cleaners)- in a lot of chrome came off, but there's still too much left for the paint to stick to the whell very well.

Is there a better de-chromer I could use?

Thanx!
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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 16, 2004 12:05 AM
Try dot 2 Brake fluid, just like you use for your car, its cheap and works a lot better than CSC in my opinion.
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    January 2004
  • From: Trondheim, Norway
Posted by Slabbedask on Monday, February 16, 2004 2:14 AM
To strip chrome, I use Mr. Muscle oven cleaner. Gets the chrome, but leaves the clear under. For paintstripping I use brake fluid.
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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, February 16, 2004 5:32 PM
thanx! i tried the brake fluid and so far it's working great (i've only had it in there for an hour or so, tho!)-

If it doesn't work, I'll try the Mr. Muscle if i can find any in town.

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    May 2008
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 5:54 PM
Try this site they have some nice wheels. www.arrowheadaluminum.homestead.com/

Bobby
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    January 2004
Posted by 73fbody on Tuesday, February 17, 2004 7:54 PM
Another great stripper for chrome is bleach.Let it sit overnight and then just rinse the parts and prep as any other.And it doesn't affect the clear coat by the way.

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