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Old 04-14-2014, 01:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Just got done with my rim project took about 20 hours total .

-aircraft stripper liquid not spray to remove clear coat
-wetsand 220/400/600/800/1000/1500
-compound buffed with the red color
-mothers alum polish with a 6 buffer
-one terry bonnet for polish and ine new one to buff out

This was a lot of work but well worth it. Got rid of all curb rash and nicks.... I like the idea of a rim you can actually buff out and get extra clean when detailing . The clear coat is there to make clean up easy on the rims and to protect them , but the clear coat limits you to how much luster you can bring out of the rim. I don't mind the time it takes to buff and polish once a month or so. Well here are some pics my hands hurt but my eyes feel good the car looks so much better on these now.....

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Old 04-14-2014, 01:38 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cant figure out how to post more than one pic each post....

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Just got done with my rim project took about 20 hours total .

-aircraft stripper liquid not spray to remove clear coat
-wetsand 220/400/600/800/1000/1500
-compound buffed with the red color
-mothers alum polish with a 6 buffer
-one terry bonnet for polish and ine new one to buff out

This was a lot of work but well worth it. I like the idea of a rim you can actualy buff out and get extra clean when detailing . The clear coat is there to make clean up easy on the rims and to protect them , but the clear coat limits you to how much luster you can bring out of the rim. I dont mind the time it takes to buff and polish once a month or so. Well here are some pics my hands hurt but my eyes feel good the car looks so much better on these now.....
Wow! Looks amazing. Great job
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Thanks now lets hope they dont get jacked....i guess thats like getting fake cans for your girl then hoping no one looks at them....

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Looks awesome! Never thought a set of meshes could look so amazing!
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Thanks drmix stoked on the results.... I read some threads on this project and recall a guy saying once u start u are commited to the job.... That was the truth cause it is a lot of hard work!

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that looks really good! So much work for that though
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If you paint the parts of the rim that's not polished a darker colour, it'll really bring out the shine. it also really cleans up the whole look of the rim. Good work though! I'll post a picture of mine to show you what I mean when I get home..
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Holy crap. That 3rd shot is sooooooo sick.
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Is that 5 hours per wheel? That is pretty sick
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If you paint the parts of the rim that's not polished a darker colour, it'll really bring out the shine. it also really cleans up the whole look of the rim. Good work though! I'll post a picture of mine to show you what I mean when I get home..
Definitely post a pic, I thought about doing that but decided not too. Is it too late to do it now? Or would you just tape off all the polished sections and go for it?
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Is that 5 hours per wheel? That is pretty sick
Yup 5 hours a wheel....it takes about 30 minutes just to strip the clear coat then the first coarse of 220 takes the longest because you have to get through all the machined edges on the entire face. With these rims there are some difficult spots to get into. i would imagine this technique would be way easier on fat5s or a rim with more flat surface area and less spokes......
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Holy Sh#t! Well done...looks amazing!
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good job, they do look AMAZING!
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