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onebad34

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Wheel lip mldgs needed
« on: January 13, 2008, 12:54:08 AM »
My son and I are restoring a 67 bb #'s matching camaro. We have located about everything we need regarding date coding. We are in need of  wheel lip mouldings.  Prefer not using aftermarket.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Pete

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Re: Wheel lip mldgs needed
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2008, 04:17:40 AM »
My son and I are restoring a 67 bb #'s matching camaro. We have located about everything we need regarding date coding. We are in need of  wheel lip mouldings.  Prefer not using aftermarket.  Any help will be greatly appreciated.  Pete

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1967-68-1968-NOS-CAMARO-FIREBIRD-WHEEL-OPENING-CHROMES_W0QQitemZ130188070283QQihZ003QQcategoryZ140708QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

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Re: Wheel lip mldgs needed
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2008, 02:29:21 PM »
Thanks Paul.  I e-mailed seller to question damages on the rear ones.  Were these aniodized aluminum or stainless?  Don't know if you could polish aniodozed aluminum.  Pete

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Re: Wheel lip mldgs needed
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2008, 06:36:40 PM »
The moldings are anodized aluminum.  The anodizing is so hard that it is almost impossible to polish.  I have tried with no luck (on an anodized headlight bezel).  Now, the anodizing can be chemically removed and the moldings straightened/polished.  However, IMO they will not look correct.  I had a set stripped & polished, but they just looked to shiney.  The original anodizing has a slightly dull look to it. 
I ended up going with a set of really old NOS moldings that I found about 7 years ago for $150.  Luckily, when I unwrapped them they were in perfect shape.
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Re: Wheel lip mldgs needed
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 10:35:28 PM »
I received e-mail from the gentleman on e-bay. all are gm, two have scratches from not being in a wrapper, and current bid is $330.  they go off in three hours.  thanks for the info.  Pete