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Alloy Wheel Refinishing [Benz Care]
Requested and Answered by Buckrey on 04-Apr-2005 03:17 (4325 reads)
Alloy Wheel Refinishing
Ok, you've done the spray-bomb "Griot's Garage" job or the equivalent. They look great, huh? Until you drive it/use it/wash it. You can't do it "right" with spray cans. Sorry. It's discouraging. No matter how hard you work, it doesn't get it. Air-dry paints just do not have the durability necessary for the harsh environment your wheels live in....unless you just trailer it around and look at it.

I can do it two ways.....two prices, too.

The $60 per rim "Schieb" job.

Tires on, outside only, mask the valve stems. NO paint on yer' tires, either. No "curb rash" repairs....just lightly blasted/primed/painted the "correct" color and semi-gloss lustre ( do you know what the correct color is? I do...) with Sherwin-Williams bc/cc urethane, and when it's cured, you can beat 'em with a chain and they'll look just fine.

Here's an example.....and "Yes, Virginia, this IS the same rim".

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