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Anonymous 2015-03-11 23:22:45 No.12179877

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ok dudes, i got a set of wheels im looking to clean up and polish, but theyre pretty beat up. i know they were sitting in some guys yard for a while before i got them. most of the stuff ive been reading has been saying wetsand a shit ton and then polish. but what the fuck do i do about the rust, the old clearcoat/varnish, and those fucking gouges?
>pics related


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Anonymous 2015-03-11 23:23:39 No.12179884
not as bad as the first one

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Anonymous 2015-03-12 00:11:01 No.12180145
>Dem Conquest wheels
Naval jelly and have them repainted.

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Anonymous 2015-03-12 00:14:42 No.12180167
> give to powder coater
> shall be sand blansted and powder coated
> give shekels
> habe wheels that look bitchin, stupidly durable, amd brake dust wipes right off

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Anonymous 2015-03-12 00:21:40 No.12180207
>>12180145
>naval jelly
says not to use on aluminum
>>12180167
i was quoted 350 to have them refinished. would be nice to have them professionally refinished, but not possible as of right now.

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CRXguy 2015-03-12 00:33:09 No.12180259
wire brush like a battery terminal cleaner on a drill to clean the lug holes.

After that, shit tons of sanding. the marks need to be sanded out. This is where your labor is. Going to take a lot of elbow grease to sand them out. I would start at 180/200 grit paper and see how it did on getting marks out. You may need to go coarser on some of the scratches.

After that, polish them again and clearcoat.

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Anonymous 2015-03-12 00:41:13 No.12180320
>>12180259
cool. thanks bruh. any other tips/tricks i should know? this will be my first time refinishing wheels

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CRXguy 2015-03-12 00:43:54 No.12180335
>>12180320
it's gonna fucking suck, that's what you should know. Lol

It's a time consuming process. patience will be rewarded with better finish. Get plenty of sand paper and keep a spray bottle with soap/water set next to you. wetsanding takes lots of liquid.

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Anonymous 2015-03-12 00:52:46 No.12180389
>>12180335
yeah i figured it was gonna fucking suck, but i do a lot of wet sanding for work so im fairly used to it by now

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Anonymous 2015-03-12 01:26:55 No.12180543
>>12180207
If they're alloys, that's the studs rusting and not the wheel so you can just wire brush it off.

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Anonymous 2015-03-12 01:33:46 No.12180579
>>12180543
i was thinking about hitting them with a dremel and a wire bush attachment or something similar. but those spots that are rusted look like pressed in inserts, which ive never noticed on any other wheels before.

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Anonymous 2015-03-12 01:48:46 No.12180663
>>12180579
dremel with the sanding bit works wonders for getting scratches out
then smooth the section with sandpaper to remove any flat spots.

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Anonymous 2015-03-12 01:50:52 No.12180675
>starion wheels
my nigga
They work on any 80s shitbox

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Anonymous 2015-03-12 01:58:18 No.12180728
>>12180663
i might give that a shot. id be paranoid of sanding too deep with it and have some wavy shit going on. but it might be my best bet to get those gouges out
>>12180675
agreed. heres some one my 90s shitbox
>inb4 starquest guys complaining i stole their wheels







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