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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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"Best in Show" for Rim Blow Restoration?

My 1970 Mach 1 Rim Blow steering wheel is in bad shape. I'm looking at a restoration service in California called "Best in Show". I've exchanged a few emails with them and they have been very responsive and professional. I sent them some pictures of my steering wheel and asked if a restoration was possible. They promptly replied and said they could do it, but it would be an extra $100 since it's rough. The total would be around $500.

Does anyone have any experienced with this restoration service? And does the $500 sound about right? Based on my research, that price is pretty typical. I've heard mixed reviews about Rim Blow Buddy and wanted to try someone else. (FYI, while the 1969 Rim Blow steering wheels are reproduced, there is no repop Rim Blow for 1970 and they are not interchangeable.)

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-09-2018, 07:31 PM
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I had my 1970 rim blow restored by the Rim Blow Buddy in 2010 and he did an excellent job on a wheel that was initially in very bad condition. Total cost then was $490.
I've got lots of before and after pics but unfortunately they are all HR (large files) that are too large to post with this forum's MB limit.
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I had best in show restore my 69 XR-7 rim blow.

Iím very happy with the results. IIRC $500 seems about right.

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I didn't know anybody else did these. I used Rim Blow Buddy twice, and will also say they did a pretty good job both times. The first wheel I sent them wasn't in very good shape, but it came out looking really nice when complete.

About my only complaint with both of the wheels were that they were supposed to be "light teak", but both came out a lot darker then they should be (based on original ones I have seen). Fortunately they aren't as dark as a walnut wheel, and most people won't notice it.
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Thanks for the feedback, guys. I really appreciate it. Sounds like either Best in Show or Rim Blow Buddy would do a good job. Good to know!

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Best in show has auction on ebay for thier restoration service $425 , no mention of extra cost , just sayin
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