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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
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Newer hot wheels chrome?

I'm by no means a "true" collector I have tons of hot wheels bought used and new all out of package probably a few hundred of em. I let my son almost 4 and daughter almost 2 play with them all the time but I'm mainly collecting them for something my kids can pass down to their kids in the future. (I sold a rubbermaid tub 48L? Filled to the top of hot wheels for 20 bucks to a collector when I was 12 figured I outgrew them) now I regret that decision won't let my kids make the same mistake.

Either way that out of the way I have noticed on newer hot wheels the chrome paint on the wheels are very poorly done compared to the older cars? I bought my son a 2016 tesla with some pretty sweet rims and at the end of the day they had almost no chrome left on them, I then rubbed my finger over the rim and the paint just disappeared as if it was a dry erase board.

Anyone else notice this? I can't find anything.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 11:18 AM
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I haven't noticed this and personally I'd be thrilled if this was my experience with the chrome, it would save me a lot of bleach.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 06:55 PM
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Yes the red paint on the wheels of my Hot Wheels 2016 Camaro SS comes off no problem by just rubbing it with my thumb gently. I think it depends on the wheels. Also the paint on the wheels doesn't like nail polish remover.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-18-2017, 06:56 PM
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If your kids are playing with them then the chrome paint on the wheel's will come off easy than. Also all other colors will come off easy also if your kids get them all scratch up, dirty, and broken and they don't take of them.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 03:38 AM
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I tend not to pick up my cars (or others) by the wheels, but yes the chrome is easy to remove.

You mentioned a dry erase board and if you swipe the chrome with a dry eraser marker a few times it will strip off the chrome easily. On the wheels you dont even have to wipe of the marker - just keep swiping with the marker. :thumbsup.

If you are carefull you can also change the tint on the chrome one with the marker with one or two swipes. After the 3rd pass it will start striping it away though.
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