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Offline WD Chris

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Willis Wheels
« on: May 08, 2018, 07:59:54 am »
Hi all
After leaving a large well known wheel building company I have now branched out and started my own company, I am now geared up to build all types of wheels, supply rims and spokes made up on the premises to the design of your motorcycle, the website link below will give you all the details you need to contact me and place any orders.

If you mention the C10/11/12 site you will get an extra 10 percent off your first order.
Discounts apply to any wheel builders wishing to open an account for supplies
www.williswheels.co.uk

Chris

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Re: Willis Wheels
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2018, 07:50:26 am »
Good luck Chris. Nice website. Can I inquire, what is the difference between "standard chrome" and "British Chrome" Can I hazard that the cheaper version is chrome on bare steel and British chrome is triple plated copper-nickel-chrome??  Regards Ron

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Re: Willis Wheels
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2018, 08:59:29 am »
Hi Ron
The Italian chrome is good but comes blank, ( only dimples ) I then punch/drill the spoke angle holes in the rim, there is no chrome inside the hole so could start to rust over time. Good for passing a model on I suppose.

I recommend the British chrome, I start with a raw steel rim, punch/drill the holes to the pattern of your machine, then this goes to the chromers so inside the holes get chromed and I think our triple plating is better quality.

Anyway most of yours are painted so the cheaper way out 😊

Cheers
Chris

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Re: Willis Wheels
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2018, 05:24:43 am »
Thank's for enlightening me Chris. Yes I much prefer the idea of the British chrome rims. Cheers Ron

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Re: Willis Wheels
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2018, 09:36:53 am »
I hope those Italian rims are better than the old Radielli things, where the chrome used to peel off like sunburnt skin! Is there much of a market for chrome rims anymore, now stainless fit-and-forget rims are relatively cheap?

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Re: Willis Wheels
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2018, 05:11:35 pm »
The radielli rims are better than they were, I have masked them in the past and peeled the chrome off. Bc is much better and yes still lots get fitted.