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#1 MattD

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 10:04 AM

Does anybody have any Classic paperwork they could look up this partnumber on and tell me what the wheel is and what it fits?

 

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 08:45 PM

Gator Bob said "Those are the scarce magnesium version of the #3312 six spoke wheels as used on the MantaRay, Toronado, Batmobile, Stinger, Astro ... etc...

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Posted 17 October 2019 - 10:25 PM

I appreciate the info.    Let him know that.     I couldn't find any reference  work with that part number.   the guy that has them is sending me a pair and I will put a picture up here when I get them.     I think they are supposed t be chrome plated.    We'll see when they arrive.    

 

thanks


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Posted 17 October 2019 - 11:34 PM

A pic of 3312 for reference.

look forward to seeing the chrome mags 3345

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 12:35 PM

#3345 is magnesium, but sure doesn't look chrome to me.

 

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Posted 18 October 2019 - 10:36 PM

Thanks Jeff.   They don't looks so special to me, the polished, stock aluminum wheels look much better.    i wonder why they bothered with making these?


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 05:57 AM

Thanks Jeff.   They don't looks so special to me, the polished, stock aluminum wheels look much better.    i wonder why they bothered with making these?

Because everyone knows magnesium wheels are lighter and faster than aluminum wheels. 1960's marketing, sigh. 


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 09:11 AM

You can polish the mag wheels by mounting them on a short axle, chucked in a Dremel. Roll a small piece of 320 grit wet-or-dry

sandpaper into a tube, grit facing outward. Spin the wheel at low RPM and polish the inside of the rim and bead face. Fold a

narrow, 1/4 inch wide or less, strip of the wet-or-dry over a matching piece of of styrene strip to do the spoke faces. Repeat the

process with 600 grit wet-or-dry, but with water as a lubricant. The areas between the spokes will take more work, but the end

result is well worth it. Coat the wheels right away with clear laquer.   


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 10:27 AM

Dave when I have bead blasted the Cox mag frames, the clear seems to take away the polished look, although it does protect from future tarnish.    

 

I haven't tried it, but I've been told you can clear them with pledge and they retain the polished or blasted color.   I think I'll stick to the aluminum wheels!   I'd  hate to waste all that time putting a deluxe polished set of wheels an  $25 Manta Ray!    

 

I appreciate the info.    


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Posted 19 October 2019 - 11:09 AM

Bead blasting and polishing are two different processes. Cox frames were never polished as sold. Pledge

and Future rub off, won't last like a paint coating. And the enamels I have tried flake off after a short time.







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