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BBS Super RS referb (clear coating advice)

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Re: BBS Super RS referb (clear coating advice)

Postby schwartza3 » 04 Jun 2009 13:41

i thought i'll keep this all under one thread just haven't figured out how to change the thread title yet. Anyway, i've gone ahead and tried to referb these wheels without spliting them due to being unable to find a 10-point socket locally (melbourne) and the price getting them from germany. I only tried this as as there is hardly any cracking around the bolts and the clear coat is mainly damaged on the lip as you can see in this pic (that's not dirt btw).

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I masked the centre section of the wheel to protect the paint from the paint stripper thats applied on the lip. I just made sure the masking is perfect around the lip and i laid double layers of tape there to be sure the paint stripper doesn't get through, I also masked the rest of the centre section to protect the paint in case any paint stripper flicks as i'm applying it.

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I sanded them with 800, 1000, 1200 and 1500 paper and only gave them one polish. As the bolts are still on the lip they can only be sanded down to the edge of the surface where the bolts are. They are nowhere near finished but here is how they look like atm.

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Re: BBS Super RS referb (clear coating advice)

Postby Keg_gt » 19 Jan 2010 00:34

Looking good i think clear coating just becomes a pain just give the rim some time and polish it regular
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Postby Miguel_mac » 19 Dec 2010 20:25

schwartza3 wrote:red rears fitted, breaks up colour and wheels do stand out a little more.
thats after 1-2 weeks of driving so lips dont look polished

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I see very much big wheels, I like more 17´s RS look
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Re: BBS Super RS referb (clear coating advice)

Postby JACK BUR7ON » 20 Mar 2011 21:33

very nice!

I know guys that have had good results with Zoop seal but there is another product called sharkhide that I hear is also very good.
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Re: BBS Super RS referb (clear coating advice)

Postby Keg_gt » 02 May 2011 13:52

poor boys wheel sealent seems to be holding up well
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Re: BBS Super RS referb (clear coating advice)

Postby Tanvr6 » 24 Apr 2015 23:43

Nice!!!
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Re: BBS Super RS referb (clear coating advice)

Postby Slizza786 » 19 Oct 2015 18:21

Great rims. I got BBS LM reps which are badly oxidised on the lips (I plastic dipped the spokes and centre so they are still in perfect condition) and so looking to do some refurb on them.

Is there a BIG difference in shine compared to before and after lacquer?

How do you plan to take care of them during the winter season?
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Re: BBS Super RS referb (clear coating advice)

Postby Slizza786 » 19 Oct 2015 18:25

@schwartza3, how come you used paint stripper, was that to get rid of the lacquer from around the bolts? I'm in the same position.
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