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#1161571 - 03/15/07 11:29 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: B16BSTD]
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is there a clearcoat you can put on wheels?
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#1162761 - 03/16/07 01:14 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: jellydoughnutt]
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Duplicolor also makes a Clear wheel paint
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#1164872 - 03/17/07 01:39 AM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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Any more info on that B16BSTD? Sounds like an interesting idea, I might just have to try that when i do mine....
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#1168551 - 03/18/07 08:33 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: B16BSTD]
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Originally Posted By: B16BSTD
Dupli color Wheel paint. Grpahite is the color.



Where are you guys buying this?

Nice stuff...

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#1168920 - 03/18/07 10:42 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: SiAdam]
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ive had to go around to different auto parts stores to get the right colors, but ive even seen them at wal-mart.
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#1170741 - 03/19/07 03:40 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: jellydoughnutt]
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yeah check Autozone, Pep Boys, Walmart, I think Advance Auto carries Duplicolor too.
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#1513524 - 06/06/07 12:54 AM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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Was there a certain way you sanded to get a better result? Did you sand against the machining grain or with it? Circular motion while sanding or just a back and forth motion? BTW it looks good what you did with some of those rims, it's like night and day. Nice job!

Edited by CivDog97 (06/06/07 11:50 PM)
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#1514331 - 06/06/07 10:41 AM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: CivDog97]
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doesnt matter how you sand it, its just to scuff it up so the paint sticks.
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#1516861 - 06/06/07 11:57 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: jellydoughnutt]
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I was talking about on the polishing. Dude, did you read this whole topic? I remember that it was said not to try and sand the unfinished casted parts in between the spokes of the wheel because you'd be sanding forever. I do understand the scuffing to have the paint adhere better but what I was referring to was on the polishing sections and to what method/technique was used for the better results. I was hoping for Teal DX to respond.

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#1517419 - 06/07/07 08:14 AM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: CivDog97]
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calm down sparky, I guess next time I should just read the TOPIC of the thread but not anything else ppl are talking about in it . maybe you should clarify your posts so that next time I wont have to assume (cause we are talking about both in this thread). it doesnít matter how you sand it, the Gradual drop in sand paper grit keeps the scars you are making get smaller and smaller (until you cant see them after the polish). honestly, after you sand till your arm is about to fall off you will do every direction under the sun. as far as the inside grooves, it depends on what you want to do. if you are just going to paint the inside then no, or just putting a clear on them as well the answer is no. I donít even think you can polish the inside grooves, i donít see it done on any other wheel in this thread but that doesnít mean it cant be done. im sure you didnít want any of this information and im sorry for myself acting like a jackass, cause my psychic abilities are not filtering through this forum. next time if you want a response from a single person send a pm.
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#1583665 - 06/26/07 08:05 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: jellydoughnutt]
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it doesn't matter, just be sure to sand long enough so that you sand through all the deeper scratches from the previous grit paper. I usually sanded with the contour of the rim, seemed easiest.
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#1594958 - 06/29/07 09:00 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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great job on the rims but polish always looks too close to chrome

either way, good stuff

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#1603481 - 07/03/07 01:48 AM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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This was really helpful.Thanks!
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#2627689 - 05/10/08 09:20 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: Asif22]
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Yo, teal dx, thanks for the idea. Instead of dropping a load on another set of rims, I've been doing this to my tuner mesh icws. I've finished two so far. I spent 5 hours apiece on them. I'm very pleased.
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#2643052 - 05/15/08 09:03 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: si slam]
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Would it help to buy a stripper to take off the clear coat before we start sanding?
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#3098793 - 10/09/08 11:34 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: blueSIguy]
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i was looking at refinishing/polishing the lips of my 5zigen FN01R-C rims...they were refinished before i bought them and the clear coat is coming off the lips...so i am planning to redo the lips only and not the rest of the rim as i like the colour...should i tape off the rim before i sand down the lip? and i take it that when you start wet sanding at 1200 grit that you also wet sand the painted section of the rim? in the process that I am doing should i then take the tape off the rim and start wetsanding the lip along with the very end of the spokes to take away and bumps and uneveness from paint to lip?
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#3263074 - 12/03/08 01:34 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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awsome!!!
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#3834319 - 06/19/09 12:04 AM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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damn.. that looks really nice. nice work
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#4808203 - 06/09/10 09:41 AM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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Wow. I've been trying to figure out how to clean my rims properly for a while. Thanks for the tips. They look great!
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#4812053 - 06/10/10 02:43 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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Thanks for the tips!
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#5341075 - 01/30/11 04:59 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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Super good job. Makes me wanna buy an old set of wheels just to try my hand at it.
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#5925911 - 11/12/11 08:41 AM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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nice steps you done to polish the rims. Rims for car are like shoes wear with suit and should be keep shiny and clean all times.
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#6355738 - 05/21/12 10:32 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: B16BSTD]
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I like the pics of polished rims! Nice pics!
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#6406415 - 06/15/12 10:12 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: Carfantasy]
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Just stumbled upon this old tutorial...
I still have the HX wheels:





Car is going to be for sale soon and I won't have a 4x100 honda anymore... it's going to be hard to part with these wheels (and all the others I've collected for this car)

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#6566193 - 09/04/12 03:06 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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Good to see you are still around teal. Last wheels I did for the old civic, LS mesh painted gloss black with polished lip.
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#6917912 - 02/25/13 04:14 AM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: jellydoughnutt]
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well thats a good write-up, will try it on my rims, thanks anyway \:\)

Edited by mikeLekan (02/25/13 04:15 AM)
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#7051889 - 05/05/13 07:52 PM Re: How to Polish your Rims [Re: teal_dx]
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Looks great. I should have a try someday.
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