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Old 08-25-2005, 09:56 AM   #1
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Continuing my restoration of the '93 SLE... I have some really nice lace wheels, that have only minor chipping / oxydizing of the aluminum wheels around the outer edge where the wheel weights were. I have sanded down and polished these areaa, about 2 - 3 1" areas per wheel, so that they can barely be seen. I want to re-clear this outer edge to keep the aluminum from corroding again. I have tried using a duplicolor wheel clearcoat, which works fine over the old clearcoat but "fisheyes" over the bare aluminum sections. What can I use to prep the aluminum? Or, what paint should I be using? The lace section of the wheels are perfect. Thanks. Mike
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There is an old but great thread about refurbishing lace wheels here, and I have searched for it to no avail. Can someone else help find it?
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There is an old but great thread about refurbishing lace wheels here, and I have searched for it to no avail. Can someone else help find it?
Perhaps this is it?

http://www.clubgp.com/cgi-asp/mods.asp?modid=37

The new guy.....
with lotsa search engine experience...


I'm a new, and uninformed injun owner..... (today!!)
A black / grey int, '93 Bonneville, 103 K on the clock.
Haven't yet driven it. I just got the keys. And have to register it etc.
will be cleaning and polishing for a while, and some interior refurbishing with Leatherique (tm).
Had to join this board as soon as I confirmed sale! Gotta learn all I can !!

Will also be painting the lace wheels, gold w/ clear rim, like the photos in the link... but in gold, not black.
Izzat text redundant?

But this is not my first car.... or forum.
I used to be a long time list admin / webmaster for a North European based English car site
( I'm not gonna be talking about that place, at all....... bad residual taste ! )

I currently drive an 86 Jaguar, and have previously, completely converted an 83 Jag I saved from the crusher.....
with Chevy 350 / Th700r4, Saab leather seats, customized dash with built in gauges for oil temp,oil pressure,
vacuum,and tranny temps, and a flip-flop green/black base/clear paint, with gold metallic traces. It really sparkled when the sun shone!

So I'm not a total ...... "nouB " !

Mebbe I'll call it.............The Ninja Injun ???
Nah!

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+1 search for the "n00b", Great article.
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I currently drive an 86 Jaguar, and have previously, completely converted an 83 Jag I saved from the crusher.....
with Chevy 350 / Th700r4, Saab leather seats, customized dash with built in gauges for oil temp,oil pressure,
vacuum,and tranny temps, and a flip-flop green/black base/clear paint, with gold metallic traces. It really sparkled when the sun shone!

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