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Anybody ever chrone their stock Pegs?<p><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/18-Volvo-V70R-S60R-OEM-Chrome-Wheels-Rims-V70-S60-850_W0QQitemZ8057041344QQcategoryZ43958QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem" TARGET="_blank">http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors...wItem</A><p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Chrome Pegs (ilalocal1922)

there was (or even still is, if he dared to stay) some1 here that did that...dunno who he/she was <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ilalocal1922</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Anybody ever chrone their stock Pegs?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>A chrone peg is where you hang your old mother-in-law when she's not needed...<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>..sorry...
 

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Re: Chrome Pegs (ljjones)

then I might need a couple pegs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Chrome Pegs (ilalocal1922)

They weigh enough already, just can't imagine how much when chromed.
 

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the silver paint is just crap...too poor quality. I wished they staid with the original graphite paint for the R-rims!!!!! Looked FAR way better than the graphite they offer now. But Volvo want's to go the cheap way looks-like <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>and coz of THAT cheap paint on the rims they are full of cratches etc....well....i've this R for MANY years but if they keep up this kind of cheap ness way of thinking it will be my last one that I WILL enjoy for many years <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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i emailed them about how much weight it adds and this is the responce.<p>Because the original finish is actually stripped, the chrome does not add very much at all, the difference is almost not noticable at all.<br> <br>Thanks<p>Sincerely<p> Your number one source for original equipment wheels and tires! <br> <br>Ian Hutchings<br>Vice President / COO 14141 Covello Street<br>Building 1AB<br>Van Nuys, CA 91405 <br>[email protected]<br><A HREF="http://www.lawheel.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.lawheel.com</A> tel: <br>tel:<br>fax: (800) 584-2832<br>(818) 756-5412<br>(818) 756-5415
 

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That's absurd. He should stick one on a scale and give you a weight.<p>OEM is a coat of paint. The other is a coating of metal. It may not add 10 lbs to each wheel but I can't imagine that it only adds a few grams to each rim either.<p>-Eric
 

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ya well... thats what i was thinking but for the normal person that sounds like a good answer. But little did he know that his response was going to be posted on a forum. I'll try callling him.
 

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I saw an R with crome pegs a year ago.<br>To pull it off, you need a black car or a car with chrome trim.<br>Otherwise <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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There are placess that will strip the finish and polish the alloy, it requires high maintenance (regular cleaning and wazxing and no salt) but it's a nice look and no worries about adding any weight. Polished pegs on black sapphire with chrome mirrors would look AWESOME!<p>LTA<br>
 

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read their warranty. It basically says <p>"there is no freaking way you can prove that the chrome peeled because of poor craftsmanship, we can blame it on basically anything that you do"<p>freaking hysterical.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LTA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There are placess that will strip the finish and polish the alloy, it requires high maintenance (regular cleaning and wazxing and no salt) but it's a nice look and no worries about adding any weight. Polished pegs on black sapphire with chrome mirrors would look AWESOME!<p>LTA<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>There are places that will do this and clearcoat it for you as well. Much less maintenance, same look.<p>If I am not mistaken there is a clear powdercoat as well. That would be the way to go. Most powdercoating places would do the stripping, but not the polishing. May be a little legwork to pull it off, carting the set of 4 back and forth to get the polishing done. Like you say though, on the right color, it might be worth it in the end.<p>Just say no to chrome (or chrone <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> ) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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Call me crazy, but I would at least like to see what they look like on a black S60R. edit: OOPS I just scrolled down and looked at the price. No need to see them.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Hi Alt R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Call me crazy, but I would at least like to see what they look like on a black S60R. edit: OOPS I just scrolled down and looked at the price. No need to see them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I never even looked at the price. Just did. So, basically, they're charging you $600 to chrome your wheels. You've gotta ship them yours, send them $600 and pay shipping on both ends (to them and from them - which itself will cost a small fortune). Seems like a bit of a rip to me but I have no clue what it would cost to chrome them in the first place (nor do I care really).<p>-Eric
 
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