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Insist on genuine Dayton Wire Wheels™ – The undisputed quality leader in manufacturing wire wheels. Manufactured in the U.S.A. since 1916 , our wire wheels combine precision engineering and premium construction that allow us to offer the industries only maintenance free wire wheel(never need truing).
When we received the call from Stew Jones Restoration for 18x9 and 18x10 spline drive wire wheels for this project we knew it would be something special....

Car Leader in Wire Wheel Restoration

Automobile collectors call on Dayton more than any other company to restore their wire wheels. Those who want to protect the beauty and value of their antique automobile can depend on Dayton's experienced workmanship and use of highest quality materials. The complete restoration facilities and highly skilled craftsmen can restore any type wire wheel. Services include restoring worn or damaged parts, relacing with new spokes and nipples to match the originals, polishing, painting, and chrome plating.

One Step at a Time Elegance Renewed

We have perfected a step-by-step restoration process that transforms even the most worn wire wheel to its former glory. (The following steps are applicable to full restorations only; they are not applicable to our rebuilding service.)

Step 1 A complete wheel analysis notes the degree of rim straightness, hub wear and metal deterioration. We notify you, before any work is done, if your wheels are unable to be restored to original specifications or if extra costs are necessary to complete the project.
Step 2 Wheel information such as type, size, spoke pattern, offset, and spoke and nipple sizes are recorded. All parts are then labeled to ensure proper identification throughout the restoration process.
Step 3 A stripping process removes all paint, chrome and fillers. Then, the wheel is completely disassembled and examined for further flaws and metal fatigue.
Step 4 Cracked or thin areas on the rim are welded. Pits from rust and corrosion are filled and sanded. Finally, bent or dented portions of the rim are straightened.
Step 5 We manufacture spokes as close to the original specification as possible in our own plant. Spokes are available in plain or chrome plated carbon steel or polished stainless steel.
Step 6 The rim, hub, lock rings, nuts and weight covers are hand polished to a mirror bright finish. In preparation for painting, a 180 grit finish is used. Show quality wheels receive extra attention to achieve a 100 point appearance.
Step 7 Our enhanced plating process applies four layers of nickel and chrome to the wheel components for a bright durable finish, even in recessed areas. All plated parts meet auto exterior specifications ASTM-B456-SC4.
Step 8 The spokes are carefully laced by hand and inspected for quality.
Step 9 The wheel is checked for alignment in both lateral and radial directions. Finally, all spokes are precision-tightened to a uniform tension.
Step 10 Wheels to be painted are hand sanded and several coats of primer are applied. The wheel is then painted with four coats of enamel which contains an advanced hardener to protect against stone chips and corrosion. Wheels requiring a show finish receive additional attention to achieve a glass-like finish.
Step 11 Once the restoration process is complete, all wheels undergo a final inspection and cleaning before shipment to you.

Shipping Address:
Dayton Wire Wheel
Attn Restoration Dept.
115 Compark Road
Dayton, OH 45459