We held our September 2010 monthly meeting at the manufacturing plant of OE Exchange on Tyler Blvd in Mentor. Fred Dugach arranged to have a tour of the facilities for our CCA club members. We actually had one of the best turn outs for any monthly meeting! Might be a good idea to have more "show and tells".
The principals Peter Mooney, Bob Boley, and Brian Boley welcomed us with an in-depth description of their patented manufacturing process prior to our meeting.
Brian showed us how they take a new or repaired rim and prepare it and powder-coat it for an extremely durable "chrome" or "colored" finish - see photos below.
This process is becoming more and more valuable due to the caustic manufacturing problems of the more familiar chrome plating process.
In fact if you ask for an upgraded set of wheels on a new or even used car, chances are good that you will own a set of OEX coated wheels.
Fred Dugach can attest to the durability of the wheels because unknown to him, he received two OEX rims from Pat O'Brien Chevrolet and another two OEX rims from Conrad Tires. All of which came through another OEX retail distributor Motomotion, Inc www.motomotion.com.
Check out the photos below and then learn more about the OEX process on their website at www.oexllc.com .