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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 9:09 pm 
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ey guys just wanting some opinions on how to get the 15" rims seen on ebII fairmonts lookin super shiny...dont think chrome would go to good but ive seen wat im talking about b4 and it looks pretty good...anyone in vic know a place where i can get it done?
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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 9:39 pm 
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Strip the clear coat of them and buff with autosol 8-)

 

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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 10:18 pm 
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how bout some pics of it done and more explanation on how to do it :) i would like to get it done soon and im hoping it dont take too long....would i have to take the tyres off? how long do u think itd take (half a day or 3 days??)
appreciate any help whatsoever...thanx guys..n girls 8-)
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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 10:27 pm 
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get them polished if you can afford it. This is the best way i reckon.
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Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 11:39 pm 
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im sure theres someone out there who kows a bit more about it..eg, price, etc.....
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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 2:50 am 
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voxace wrote:
Strip the clear coat of them and buff with autosol 8-)
thats exactly it
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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 6:03 pm 
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sweet then..ill look more into myself on step by step way of doing it once i get my s**t together.
Thanks for the help
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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 6:06 pm 
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strip the clearcoat with paint stripper and should cost $50 per rim to get em polished professianly, then clear coat them yourself to make it easy to look after.

 

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Posted: Thu May 26, 2005 7:00 pm 
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is this something thatd need to be done with a full on air compressor and all that?, or a quality spray can job? Hehe 8-)
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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 12:23 am 
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MWT in Preston do a heap of stuff with multi layer and multi colour powder coating on wheels, so I'm sure they could also help out with chroming/polishing and those sort of things.

They are on Chifley Drive, think the actual name is Mag Wheel and Tyre

 

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 3:54 pm 
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sweet ill call them in the next few days...just s**t me coz i know im gonna have to buy a set of steelies while i have the rims off the car :(
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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 8:22 pm 
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Autosole Metal Polish works really well polishing metal up to a shine. It also leaves some coating thingo to protect it stop rust and that crap.

 

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Hmmm said that in first reply :wink:

 

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 10:30 pm 
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ok...apologies to voxace for carrying on after he practically told me what to do straight away...but!
LoL how difficult is it to strip the clear coat off as you said? would the tyres neede to be removed? and after applying the autosol(by which method i dont know) do i need to coat the rims in something else like clear coat again? if so then how would i go about putting that on.
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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 11:20 pm 
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Well im not sure what youd want to do as far as clearcoating and such, but autosol is a polish which leaves a thin film of residue that should NOT be painted over, whether clear coat or coloured. Most polishes are super fine (and some not so fine) rubbing compunds, and are hence used to get super fine finishes. However, the wheel would need cleaning to remove the film of residue before clear coating. Ask the professionals :)

 

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