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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#16 Post by Mike Wilson » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:07 pm

Thanks, Per. Perhaps an evaluation of the chrome process is warranted. Triple chrome is more expensive but, hey, the rims are for a Por$che!

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#17 Post by Thomas Sottile » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:51 pm

That is true and I paid 1500 hard eared $.
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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#18 Post by Thomas Sottile » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:26 pm

I should have posted this photo first
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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#19 Post by John Lindstrom » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:19 pm

I had someone from Stoddard call me up about this, they left me a nasty message on my voice mail.

Wow.

Seems kind of unprofessional.

Explain to me again how it’s my fault that their “new” rims are starting to rust through. I keep my garage at 45% relative humidity, temp 60 degrees. Same as a museum. The car never leaves the garage unless the RH is 50% (or lower) and the roads are clean and dry. There is no salt on the roads here, Caltrans uses sand when it gets icy. I coat my rims with a super thin layer of Vaseline, just to make sure no moisture gets in.

The rims are 2 yrs old according to the stamp on the rim.

I feel like throwing them in the dumpster.
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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#20 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:36 pm

Wow indeed. Are you sure it wasn't a prank call? It doesn't sound like them to do that. If they left their name, a follow-up call to the higher-ups there would definitely be in order.

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#21 Post by John Lindstrom » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:48 pm

The number was that of Bruce Schwartz, president of Stoddard, (216) 408-7429

I’ll call him tomorrow.

If he pays for shipping, I’ll send him my rims. Then maybe they can figure out what went wrong.
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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#22 Post by Mike Wilson » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:04 pm

Another "wow!" Please keep us posted, John.

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#23 Post by Warren Tomlin » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:39 pm

John - deal with them directly and come back to us. We all need Stoddard - they will fix you up I'm sure.....

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#24 Post by John Lindstrom » Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:31 pm

Amazing, but I have some original chrome parts on my Porsche’s that were made 50 - 60 years ago that still are not exhibiting signs of corrosion.

They don’t make things quite like they used to.

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#25 Post by Erik Thomas » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:51 am

My cheap Brazilian chrome rims - from Stoddard too - are still perfect after more than a decade in humid Rhode Island.

The chrome process is not simple or easy. Changes in regulations have likely hurt the quality of the job.

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#26 Post by Wes Bender » Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:56 am

Whichever method you use to ship items back to Stoddard, be sure and get a signature upon delivery.
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#27 Post by John Lindstrom » Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:54 pm

Talked to Bruce from Stoddard today, agreed to send him one of my rims. He said he would have UPS or Fedex stop by my place and pick it up.

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#28 Post by Thomas Sottile » Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:52 am

dido

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#29 Post by Mike Wilson » Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:10 am

That sounds good. Keep us posted.

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Re: rusted chrome rims from Stoddards

#30 Post by Jim Liberty » Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:07 pm

Bruce and Brad are 100% guys. I have never been disappointing by Stoddard/NLA, and most of you know how old I am. ...................Jim.
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