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Cleaned up some style 42's!

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Found a set of 17x8 on offerup for cheap with ok tires but they had some pretty intense curb rash. My wife was disgusted on the ride home that I would pay for wheels more beat up than whats on the car. I got quoted over what I paid to get them fixed and one repair guy even said they were out of his league as far as fixing!

I scoured forums and youtube then I had a plan in place! I decided I was going to strip the clear and go for a mirror finish that I would polish every other wash. One wheel per day, I got it done minus sore fingers, holes in a few gloves and the cost of a few sandpaper packs!


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Dremel with 120 grit flap disk, just enough to get the rash out
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Wetsanded clear off lips with 150 grit
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Wetsanded 320, 400, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000
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Cut with Ultimate compound then polished with Mothers metal and aluminum
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Before
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(waiting on reinforcement plates for my coilovers馃ぃ)
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After
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Very nice!!
Bet you are glad it was just the lips judging from those fingers. Ouch.
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Very nice!!
Bet you are glad it was just the lips judging from those fingers. Ouch.
Thanks and haha no lie man! That pic was during the first wheel, I had to tell myself it was worth it in the end the next 3 days of doing them!
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I have these exact same 20kg plates! Also, nice wheels :D
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I have these exact same 20kg plates! Also, nice wheels :D
Lets go haha! Thanks, your ride looks like a beauty as well!
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Really nice work on those wheels. I just picked up a set of 71 wheels with curb rash. This is great inspiration.
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Really nice work on those wheels. I just picked up a set of 71 wheels with curb rash. This is great inspiration.
Thanks 71's are great looking wheels! You absolutely got this just gotta have the time to put into em but super rewarding!
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