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rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#1 Post by Thomas Sottile » Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:57 am

Has anyone had the same problem I am having with Stoddards chrome rims rusting?
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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#2 Post by Jon Schmid » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:42 pm

Hi, have you contacted Bruce or anyone at Stoddard's? It would be interesting to read their response (I don't have their wheels on my cars BTW).

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#3 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:36 pm

Per usually monitors this site but a phone call to Stoddard would be my first action.

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#4 Post by John Lindstrom » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:15 pm

Mine are 2 yrs old, in dry storage and already rusting. Stoddards was bought out by some folks from China apparently.
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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#5 Post by Jay Wiener » Thu Jul 26, 2018 1:01 am

Another reason to buy some original ones on this site

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#6 Post by neilbardsley » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:47 am

John Lindstrom wrote:Mine are 6 months old, in dry storage and already rusting. Stoddards was bought out by some folks from China apparently.
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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#7 Post by Thomas Sottile » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:06 am

I have sent Stoddards 3 sets of photos and have called them a bunch of times, Bruce never is in when I call I leave a message with my phone number Only after this approach did I post this on 356 talk.. I have to say I bought the rime 5 years ago but they have be sitting in the garage most of the time.

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#8 Post by George Hussey » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:04 pm

The set I installed on my SC is still perfect, purchased about eight years ago, but could have been the original Stoddard rechrome, cannot remember
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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#9 Post by John Lindstrom » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:13 pm

neilbardsley wrote:
John Lindstrom wrote:Mine are 6 months old, in dry storage and already rusting. Stoddards was bought out by some folks from China apparently.
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You can’t understand English Neil?

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#10 Post by Nanette Reid » Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:36 pm

John Lindstrom wrote:
neilbardsley wrote:
John Lindstrom wrote:Mine are 6 months old, in dry storage and already rusting. Stoddards was bought out by some folks from China apparently.
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You can’t understand English Neil?
I took it more that Neil was either surprised :shock:, not that he didn't understand, or questioning the reference to being bought out by a Chinese group.

I was surprised when I read the post too; in a garage, stored under dry conditions yet still showing signs of rust? Was there perhaps a faulty batch? As far as being bought out by a group of Chinese, I can't comment - haven't heard anything regarding this, but that doesn't mean that it may/may not have happened, just that it is news to me.

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#11 Post by Mike Wilson » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:30 am

Methinks John was being facetious equating perhaps poor quality with a product made offshore. I seriously doubt Bruce would sell Stoddard and also have doubts the rims are sourced offshore. Perhaps just a bad batch. Let's see if Per will weigh in.

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#12 Post by Per Schroeder » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:17 am

My apologies, I have been out of the office for a few days. I'll talk to Bruce and see if he saw this---

Our rims (since we started remanufacturing them about 5 years ago) have all been made here in the USA.
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#13 Post by Thomas Sottile » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:51 am

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#14 Post by Thomas Sottile » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:52 am

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#15 Post by Dan Epperly » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:30 am

Thomas Sottile wrote:another
Maybe they don't triple chrome. Looks like the typical cheap Brazilian or. Chinese chrome work.

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