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Old 11-29-2010, 02:21 PM   #31
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Those wheels on your 98 turned out good!

I'm still working on removing all the pitting on the wheels and trying to achieve a uniform polished finish. Once I find my camera I'll take more pics.
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Thx, I'm really happy with them. They don't look as pretty as when they were new, but what the heck. Next year I'll have a whole bunch of free time on my hands. Maybe I'll get energetic and blast them again, then polish them up like yours. Add a coat of wheel clear and presto (maybe). Hope yours turn out the way you want them. You've put in a ton of work.

re: the little pits? just like when you paint a wall in your house, flat paint hides a lot of imperfections. Are you sure you want the high gloss? A less glossy finish will allow you to use a sandable primer and build up the layers to fill in those little pocs and craters. Then see if you can get them powder coated. I saw an episode of pimp my ride with powder coated silver wheels that looked just like chrome.

Looking forward to seeing how your project turns out.
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update

somehow my wheels have gotten scratched in a few places. Have no idea how as I've only driven it 20 miles this year so far. Decided to powdercoat them. Did some samples with a reflective chrome and acrylic clear from columbia coatings, not exactly the look I want but it will have to do. I can't keep re-polishing these wheels every time I take the car out. I could just clear over them but any imperfection in the metal would show up.


after some trial and error with powder thickness, this is the best so far;
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finished product, looks silver here but Has a much better look in the sun.
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