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« on: October 24, 2018, 08:12:20 PM »

Hi
Giving my car a tidy up in preparation for this years NEC show.

Can anyone recommend a supplier of chrome wheel bolts.

Lots of different sizes/specs listed on eBay, all saying they are for a Beta ?
My car is: 1981 1.6 Coupe

Any help much appreciated
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« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 08:44:45 PM »

Hi Tony, I was in similar situation last year. In the end I had the original bolts polished and was surprised how well they came up. A local guy did it for me and think it cost me a tenner. Gave the heads a coat of wax before refitting and theyíve stayed looking good. Picture shows before and after.


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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2018, 08:33:22 PM »

Thanks
They look great, £10 what a bargain  Grin, sadly Iím re-roofing my garage this weekend, and having the roof on my Coupe re-painted next weekend, so I will need to keep the car mobile, was hoping to find a set on the shelf if possible.

Failing that Iíll also get mine re-chromed after the show.
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 12:45:21 PM »

Hi All

Just following up on this thread.

My wheel bolts are somewhat tired and need rechroming, anyone had this done and how successful was it?

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« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 03:34:20 PM »

Hi Pete,

I haven't had Beta wheel bolts re-chromed, but I did have some bike parts re-chromed locally the other week - the passenger grab rail, the 4 bolts that hold it to the subframe and part of the gear lever - total cost £60 and the finish was excellent. I'd be surprised if there wasn't a chrome plating/electroplating firm near you, but I'm sure my Sheffield firm could do mail order. Their details are:

Alpha Electroplaters Ltd.
17 Wood Fold,
Sheffield
S3 9PE

Tel: 0114 275 6702

Be aware that if the parts have any severe pitting that this will affect the final finish, as the chrome plating doesn't fill in gaps. It's quite a lengthy process, as the original plating has to be stripped in an acid bath, followed by buffing/polishing, then a layer of nickel, then finally the top layer of chrome.
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