• When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.

Rechroming of Keystone Klassic wheels?

LowlySatellite

Active Member
Local time
3:36 PM
Joined
Oct 17, 2022
Messages
34
Reaction score
71
Location
East Tennessee
Are these Keystone Klassic wheels worth saving? Does anyone “restore / rechrome” these wheels? I bought the set in near perfect condition 1988 for $275 for my first car. They wheels cost me $175 more than the car itself. LOL. They are all 15” x 8” with 3.5” of backspacing. Note that one of the center caps is from a Raider wheel. I’ve always thought that was funny.

6223E51B-131D-41F4-94EC-A83C10645958.jpeg


5FE34A9D-C835-4B09-A972-D5E6E71FF3F9.jpeg


FD5DC91D-94D7-499E-942A-89FBCD3BA523.jpeg


EF052619-2CC5-4372-9603-502C0390B2EB.jpeg


937F1605-692E-41C2-AEC7-426FB43AAB05.jpeg


F46BF3B5-6F50-4C75-9205-1E3C65063150.jpeg


0A34315C-1757-4933-BE84-717DFB1F62D4.jpeg
 
I would guess it would cost more than double to rechrome your wheels than to buy new wheels.
Mike
 
My last two chrome shops I had bumpers and tail light trims done at both stated they no longer would do wheels. As the number of rechromers decline I assume the more tedious jobs are canceled.
 
Are these Keystone Klassic wheels worth saving? Does anyone “restore / rechrome” these wheels? I bought the set in near perfect condition 1988 for $275 for my first car. They wheels cost me $175 more than the car itself. LOL. They are all 15” x 8” with 3.5” of backspacing. Note that one of the center caps is from a Raider wheel. I’ve always thought that was funny.

View attachment 1425176

View attachment 1425178

View attachment 1425179

View attachment 1425180

View attachment 1425181

View attachment 1425182

View attachment 1425183
Scrap.
 
They are Uni-Lug wheels, just like the wheels sold today. The problem with re-chroming old anything
is that every surface you look at has to be smoothe and optically round so when the plating goes on,
you won't be able to see any pits or ridges. Buy new wheels and scrap these. You'll be money ahead!
 
Short answer is no. I think you can still buy those new. It's expensive enough to get a bumper rechromed these days let alone something as complicated as a two piece wheel.
If those were the original Klassics without the ring around the center then yes.
 
If you could send them to a chrome shop in Pakistan or India it would probably be doable and relatively cheap. But shipping would be a killer!
 
Auto Transport Service
Back
Top