[ROVERNET - UK] Rostyles restoration

S Manwell s_manwell at alum.swarthmore.edu
Tue Apr 1 12:46:13 BST 2008

I think Specialty Wheels used to restore wheels, but now it looks like 
they may only manufacture new wheels (Magnum 500s and Magstars, etc.  
for Ford, Buick, Chevy).  http://www.specialtywheelsltd.org/index.html 

This is the first time I have looked at their site in years, and I see 
that they show new center caps for Shelby Magstar wheels -- these should 
be the same as the P6 Magstar caps.  They also show two types of Shelby 
lug nuts which are the the Magstar type -- too bad they would have the 
wrong thread.  The lug nuts labeled "65 Ford" and "Mercury" look like 
they could be the same as the P6 lugs for Magnum 500 wheels, though I 
don't know what size the Ford thread would be.

I think the way they restored wheels was to separate the center from the 
rim, re-plate them separately and then reassemble. 

--Steve Manwell

P.S.   Before the debate starts again:  No, Rostyles are not the same as 
Magnum 500s.

David Sheuring wrote:
>  Hi David,
> That is a great question as I have wondered myself. 
> Here are some thoughts:
> 1. I would talk to someone who rechromes wheels. 
> 2. See if they have one already done so you can see
> how there work is.
> 3. Ask around your local car clubs about where they
> have there rechroming done.
> 4. I know that Johnson City, TN has a wonderful
> rechroming place. There is one about 30 miles from me
> in Fayetteville, NC. I have some of there work and
> they do good work however, I have seen a couple of bad
> pieces.
> Well, thats all I got from raining Lillington, NC
> Cheers
> David
> --- David Walker <concinnity at woosh.co.nz> wrote:

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