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Wheel Enhancement has a web-page: www.wheelenhancement.com

They also have Porsche Fuchs wheels for sale:

Unfortunately, they are five-lugs, my Grandmama runs on 4-lugs (sob, sob,

1971 f.i. auto Fastback 'Grandmama'

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In response to Jim's post on tumbling wheels, there is only one place I can
think of with this capability.  This the "old" Robert Wood company that
specializes in Porsche wheels.  The company is now called Wheel Enhancement
and can do absolutely anything to make wheels look new again.  The most
famous trick they perform is the polishing and clear anodization of fuchs
alloys, a process that can be performed on any aluminum wheel.  It ain't
cheap, but call them up for a rough estimate at
(310) 836-8908.
They are in Culver City for all of those fortunate enough to be in

Kenik Hassel
71 fastback


> If you get aluminum really clean it will oxidize really, really
> quickly over the next few weeks and ruin the effect, as well as your
> day if you put a lot of effort into it.  The best way to do this is
> to tumble polish them in a medium that produces a controlled oxide
> layer that will prevent furthur corrosion.
> Finding someone with a tumbler big enough for wheels will be hard,
> but you might call some of the places that repair wheels.  If someone
> has the right setup it should be relatively cheap, and a lot better
> than spending the rest of your life polishing.
> Jim
> -
> *******************************
> Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
> Madison, Wisconsin, USA
> *******************************

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