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Old 10-17-2017, 01:14 AM
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Default Real Teak or Faux Wood???

How do you tell the difference? I have 2 wheels that I bought years ago. I thought they were real Teak Wood... I just got around to putting one on my car and at the last show a guy said it was faux wood. How can I determine for sure?

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The 64-67 "Walnut" wheels are a dark brown grained plastic. Teak wheels are much lighter in color, and are made up of multiple pieces of wood, all bonded together. There is a noticeable, darker thin (1/16" thick??) seam where the individual pieces meet, and another darker seam that runs the circumference of the wheel, separating the front and back halves on the wheel.
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Originally Posted by gbvette62 View Post
The 64-67 "Walnut" wheels are a dark brown grained plastic. Teak wheels are much lighter in color, and are made up of multiple pieces of wood, all bonded together. There is a noticeable, darker thin (1/16" thick??) seam where the individual pieces meet, and another darker seam that runs the circumference of the wheel, separating the front and back halves on the wheel.
So the wheel in the pic is a walnut faux wood grain plastic?



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Originally Posted by Sdcorvetteguy View Post
So the wheel in the pic is a walnut faux wood grain plastic?



Yes, this is the standard wheel. This is not a teak wood wheel.

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Originally Posted by gbvette62 View Post
The 64-67 "Walnut" wheels are a dark brown grained plastic. Teak wheels are much lighter in color, and are made up of multiple pieces of wood, all bonded together. There is a noticeable, darker thin (1/16" thick??) seam where the individual pieces meet, and another darker seam that runs the circumference of the wheel, separating the front and back halves on the wheel.
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Yes, this is the standard wheel. This is not a teak wood wheel.
thank you! I definately think in like the faux walnut over the Real Teak... the lghter wood reminds me too much of an old ford wheel...
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