Not being able to get a hold of McLaren American Vintage Rims, I had my old rims sand blasted, and then painted them with Rustoleum (2X Metallic Bright Silver). It took two cans. I mounted the tires from the back side of the rims. The match to the new Cad-plated hardware is almost perfect.
Your rims look fantastic Dan!
Considering the cost, that's a mighty good second-best to galvanizing. I expect those will be good for several years before they need repainting.
Dan, can you please post a picture of the product label?
I did something quite similar, but primed mine with Cold Galvanizing in a spray can. Figured it couldn't hurt!
Charles, this picture makes the top look black, but it actually looks like chrome.
Silver painting was the suggested repair method by Ford for old rusty rims. Originally they were galvanized with zinc, not cad plated.
Roger is correct.
Galvanizing these worked out to about $33 a rim, so the Rustoleum is a good substitute as a cheap second choice.
Zinc Plated not Hot dip Galvanizing. Dan
Galvanizing is zinc plating, whether it's hot dip or electroplate. You can look it up.
I used the Rustoleum silver paint on my rims. Still look good 9 years later...