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BBS Super RS referb (clear coating advice)

Postby schwartza3 » 25 Mar 2008 14:57

i've stripped the clear, sanded & polished the lips. Do I have to apply a new coat of clear?? what type/brand of clear is recommended?
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Postby nwmlarge » 25 Mar 2008 15:48

clear coat will dul the finish
leaving it bare means cleaning them a lot

the choice is yours
a decent amount of rim wax takes the edge off
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Postby schwartza3 » 26 Mar 2008 00:21

ok, i thought the finish might go dull without it especially when in contact with water. anyway, if i do decide to go with the clear coat im afraid that the bolts around the wheel might crack the clear coat once i reassemble them, would this happen? here is what the wheels used to look like (thats after they were cleaned) and it looks as if the clear coat has cracked around the bolts :?. when i stripped the clear off half of these were gone.
you can also see redrill in the pic
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Postby nwmlarge » 27 Mar 2008 15:08

don't get me wrong you have to polish the wheels once a week depending on how much you travel and the conditions
the bolts are always gonna crack the coat as they move
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Postby zerolux » 27 Mar 2008 16:56

yeah the area around the bolt holes is always the weak spot once cleared. the pressure of the bolts tends to weaken/crack the clear, as you already know.

alot of yanks use a product called zoop seal to protect polished surfaces without sacrificing shine. it;s almost like a 2 part epoxy. not sure if you can get it down under, might be worth a look to see if you can. i've heard nothing but good things. it's not permanent, but does last quite a while.

http://www.zoopseal.com/zoopseal.asp
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Postby schwartza3 » 17 May 2008 12:24

all done
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applied products called wenol + ganol for now, i'll see how they perform, considering aust weather conditions these should do the trick.
i've already tested these 2 by leaving some water on one of the wheels, without anything on, water left dark spots all over the wheel, with this stuff on nothing appeared :D .
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Postby PLS-Marf » 18 May 2008 08:25

Damn awesome wheels :shock: These are Super RS right?
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Postby schwartza3 » 31 May 2008 12:28

i believe they are, not 100% though.
here's a pic next to the car (before i polished them)
sorry about the quality
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Postby schwartza3 » 24 Jun 2008 08:00

finally fitted!
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Postby pete_moore16 » 24 Jun 2008 23:15

they look good but i aint keen on the rear lights maybe some all red rears would brighten it up an make the shiny rims stand out even more
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Postby schwartza3 » 25 Jun 2008 14:25

couldn't agree with you more!
i want all red tails but haven't found much on how its done, what sort of paint to use?...
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Postby schwartza3 » 09 Jul 2008 13:33

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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Postby zak » 11 Jul 2008 22:56

sick rimz
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Postby dubbed_up_daz » 01 Aug 2008 00:37

sweet 8) nice rims indeedy
im not a hater,my momma told me it was called an opinion
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Postby DanRVW » 16 Jan 2009 21:32

Oh my god! Sell me them rims now!
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