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Old 06-08-2019, 10:14 PM   #21
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On the ones I did myself, I left the paint alone (other than cleaning as best I could) and only dealt with the face/rim of the wheel. If you strip the silver, you'll have to either repaint or make sure you get it all off (working between the spokes can be a pain). That's partly why I paid to have a set redone for Ruby when I did the quarter panels and full paint job - I wanted the wheels to look like new.

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Old 06-09-2019, 03:24 AM   #22
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I guess i am redoing all the silver. As first rim i stripped it off. IF i would of really known from start i think i would of left it alone also. First rim took me all day almost as i had to get other parts and so on. If i would of just stripped clear and paint i think i could of just polished it and not have to sand much if at all. Stuff looked so good underneath. I have a question. I am polishing with a black and then white rouge. Then i plan putting meguiars aluminum and mag polish. No clear coat. What you think?
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Old 06-09-2019, 09:45 AM   #23
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Plan on repeating at least the Meguiars occassionally.

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Old 06-09-2019, 05:48 PM   #24
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Is the clear coat worth it. AS cleaning these rims to a shine isn't that hard once u have the paint and clear coat off. That was my thinking. Even though a clear would shine more. Am also wondering if there is anything put on inside of rims. I see that silver paint was also put on edge of rims it seems. IS there a clear i have to get off the inside.
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Old 06-09-2019, 10:27 PM   #25
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Up to you. From the factory, I don't think there is anything on the back of the wheels. That was one of the advantages of the ones I had professionally refinished; they powder coated not only between the spokes, but the whole back and outside diameter of the wheel. It is amazing how clean they stay I think because the surface is now smooth instead of being as machined from the factory. The ones on Ruby are now 7 years and about 70,000 miles since being done and they still look pretty good front and back with minimal cleaning.

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Old 06-14-2019, 03:17 AM   #26
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i AM actually glad i stripped the silver off. The polished aluminum finish looks better i think. Have learned alot from this. 1.5 rims to go. First 2 took me a while cause learning experience. That megauirs for mag adn aluminum is awesome. I didn't realize how it works till after. It is like a mini abrasive polishing compound. Awesome stuff. Should of just stripped clear and paint to begin with. Then i could of just polished to make look new.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:30 PM   #27
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Pictures!
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Old 06-15-2019, 08:08 PM   #28
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I tried to figure out how to post pics for 20 minutes. I don't see anywhere to add attachment. Tried following your guide and i can't upload from remote site. Suggestions. I see now that i am not allowed to post attachments.

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Old 06-16-2019, 06:39 AM   #29
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Go the the Imgur website, create an account, and upload your pics. Once you do, each pic will have links on the right side to copy/paste into your text here. One of these is called BBC code for message boards and forums.

Copy the BBC code for message boards and forums. Paste it where you want your photo to show up in your post. The trick is you have to alter the links with a lower-case "L" right at the end of the file name right before the period in the file name, otherwise the pictures show up huge on the webpage.

You can quote one of my posts above and look at the code for my pics to get a better idea of what yours needs to look like.
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Old 06-17-2019, 12:33 AM   #30
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Go the the Imgur website, create an account, and upload your pics. Once you do, each pic will have links on the right side to copy/paste into your text here. One of these is called BBC code for message boards and forums.

Copy the BBC code for message boards and forums. Paste it where you want your photo to show up in your post. The trick is you have to alter the links with a lower-case "L" right at the end of the file name right before the period in the file name, otherwise the pictures show up huge on the webpage.

You can quote one of my posts above and look at the code for my pics to get a better idea of what yours needs to look like.
thats depressing. So much work it seems, lol. Is that meguiar's polishing ball for a drill worth it i wonder.It is 20 bucks. My rims look pretty good now but more shine is always better.
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Old 06-21-2019, 06:32 PM   #31
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Here is a few images of right side. I need to take a close-up. They look better to me in person than on pics.
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Old 06-21-2019, 11:19 PM   #32
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Here is a few images of right side. I need to take a close-up. They look better to me in person than on pics.
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That looks pretty good. Coat them with anything?
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Old 06-22-2019, 02:33 PM   #34
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That looks pretty good. Coat them with anything?
No i haven't coated them with anything. I might put a sealant on them after i finish my last rim today.
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Old 06-25-2019, 03:35 PM   #35
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you see that white paint on rear. Right above the rear bumper. The bumper itself needs ot be painted but paint above is good. It is white latex house paint. I haven't tried to get that off. I bet some goof off or water will get that off. What you think? Or anyone?
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