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DIY: Wheel Refurb

Discussion in 'Wheels / Tires / Brakes / Suspension DIY How-To's' started by ChaddiBJ8, Aug 18, 2012.



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  1. ChaddiBJ8

    ChaddiBJ8 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Picked up some wheels a while back. They weren't in HORRIBLE condition but they needed a clean up, plus i wanted to change the color anyways. Here's how they pretty much looked when i bout them. (got them cheap too) Curb rash everywhere.

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    First thing i wanted to do was to get rid of the curb rash and the scratches on the lip. I got rid of the curb rash using a file i bought at ACE. For the scratches in the lip, i opted to polish them out. The wheels came with a machined lip so i had to polish ou all the lines from the machining as well as the scratches.
     
  2. ChaddiBJ8

    ChaddiBJ8 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Next step was to strip the wheels off the existing paint. I used paint stripper i also got from ACE (ACE is like my second home. :D)

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  3. ChaddiBJ8

    ChaddiBJ8 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    Here's a pic of the curb rash up close
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  4. ChaddiBJ8

    ChaddiBJ8 New Member 5+ Year Member

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    For paint i used the Duplicolor engine enamel bout at Advanced auto parts. took me about 6 cans of spray to do all 4 wheels.
    in the end i think they came out pretty ok. White with the polished lip looks pretty good to me.

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    sorry for the dark pic
     
  5. taluzer45

    taluzer45 4 Banger Deluxe Registered VIP

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    Nice!
     
  6. 203CT

    203CT Slow But Not Low Registered VIP 5+ Year Member

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    Nice work
     
  7. jdmstyleEJ8

    jdmstyleEJ8 New Member Registered VIP

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    ^^ what they said
     
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    ChaddiBJ8 New Member 5+ Year Member

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