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Stock 1984 wheels
Jun 6th, 2019 at 12:50am
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Has anybody changed the look of the stock cookie cutter wheels?
And are happy? Black centers look OK but the outer part is dull and pitted. Thinking about leaving the centers black and painting the outer the same color as the car. Silver. Polishing the outer sections and clear coating is a lot of work.
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Re: Stock 1984 wheels
Reply #1 - Jun 6th, 2019 at 8:12pm
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In the Aircooled VW world, polished/chromed Cookies are the bomb.

They look super sweet all shiny with all those facets. it really brings out the beauty of them.
I hate blacked out wheels. Not sure why Porsche ever did that to Cookies and Fuchs. You cannot see the detail in them. Might as well be a cheap steel wheel if they are black.
Just my opinion.
I have a nice set of Cookies I am holding onto. I know some day they will jump in value. I will be spending the time/money to get them shiny.
  

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Re: Stock 1984 wheels
Reply #2 - Jun 7th, 2019 at 1:50am
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Although my Fuchs are the traditional black center and brushed silver rim, I agree with Tom, they're kinda boring and some detail is lost in the black, especially on the cookies. However scratches  can  be easily concealed with a Sharpie pen! 

I've seen cookies painted in different colors either matching or contrasting the car's color.  IMHO I like the cookies in a bright highly metallic (with different size flakes mixed in) color.- that's just my opinion.
  

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Re: Stock 1984 wheels
Reply #3 - Jun 10th, 2019 at 6:15pm
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It is a lot of work, but I thought it was worth it.  Especially since I was painting the car.

You can see the "before" version is almost charcoal colored and bright but not shiny.
The "after" has the same paint as the car and the lips are polished and clear coated.
  

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Re: Stock 1984 wheels
Reply #4 - Jun 10th, 2019 at 9:13pm
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Funny you should ask... I picked up a set very recently that had the silver rims painted black.

They did clean up nicely; they're a good spare set.
  

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Re: Stock 1984 wheels
Reply #5 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 12:26am
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Dave your wheels look great. I have the same style as pfarah. Are both cookie cutters? I might just polish the outer on mine.
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Reply #6 - Jun 11th, 2019 at 11:20pm
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Dave what process did you use to polish the outer sections? Did you send them out to do them?
  
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Reply #7 - Jun 12th, 2019 at 5:46pm
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I did it DIY/redneck style. Smiley
Let the car do the work!

One word of caution:  That spinning wheel will really whack your knuckles, so be careful.
  

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Reply #8 - Jun 17th, 2019 at 4:24am
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I polished mine to a mirror finish with a drill and harbor freight metal polishing kit and some extra buffing wheels sold in the same section. Get all that old factory clear finish off with the black compound, then work your way through the brown, and finally the white. Use a different buffing wheel for each color compound, clean the buffing wheels often, and mark them so you don't mix them up. https://www.harborfreight.com/14-piece-aluminum-polishing-kit-98707.html I originally had cookie cutters and polished them up so they looked nicer than most fuchs out there.
  

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Reply #9 - Jun 20th, 2019 at 12:33am
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Great job on the wheels. Are the compounds used wet or dry? Did you coat the wheels with anything to keep them shinny?
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Reply #10 - Jun 20th, 2019 at 2:34pm
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Reply #11 - Jun 20th, 2019 at 8:48pm
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Chromed Cookies look sweet....
  

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Re: Stock 1984 wheels
Reply #12 - Jun 20th, 2019 at 10:51pm
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OhioTom:  love both the Fuchs and the cookies you just posted....soooooo shiney!
  

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Re: Stock 1984 wheels
Reply #13 - Jul 2nd, 2019 at 4:47am
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I didn't have to coat the wheels with anything, but I don't drive that car in bad weather either. They are usually coated with brake dust from my enthusiastic driving so they only shine when I rinse that off.
  
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Re: Stock 1984 wheels
Reply #14 - Jul 11th, 2019 at 4:40pm
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I guess that I'm swimming a bit upstream against the current, but I really like the look of the stock cookie cutter wheels.  That's one of the looks of the '84 that led me by mine in the fall of '83.

Dave W, I like your "redneck" way of polishing the outer rim.

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