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My 68 OEM wood wheel (Lemans) is in great shape but the spokes are showing some signs of rust pock marks.
I believe the same wood wheel in 67 had polished spokes and center cap. Mine looks brushed and almost seems like it’s a flat argent silver? Are the spokes steel or stainless on the 68?
It always looked nice but with the new dash bezel and repaint of the dash the spokes kind of stand out. Was thinking of throwing it in the cabinet to blast the spokes but what finish should it have. Thanks.
 

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Hi NYTrainer,

The spokes are plated steel, that’s why they show signs of ”rust pock marks”. You may want to try using a soft metal polish like Wenol to remove the rust marks. It‘s worked on mine and used every so often it helps prevent it from getting worse.

 

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Thanks for the replies. I’m fairly sure I could duplicate the finish satisfactorily but why chance it? I’ll go with the metal polish and leave it be.
I wonder what the steering wheel restoration folks do in this case?
 
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