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Old 06-20-2009, 08:55 PM   #21
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So, does Niagara Falls still smell funky?
I've only been here a few months and Im in one of the nicer areas. So no. Luckily I get to move south in two months.
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:19 AM   #22
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same idea as body filler? Fill and shape? (1007 post and not one is useful yay)
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same idea as body filler? Fill and shape? (1007 post and not one is useful yay)
Yes. I used the same process as leatherface but used Duplicolor High Performance Wheel Coating and clear coat. I used Bondo glazing and spot putty to fill in curb rash and of course I prepped the surface I repaired after. The bondo comes in a tube and is perfect for curb rash repairs. Regular Bondo requires you to mix hardeners.
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Old 06-21-2009, 01:40 AM   #24
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I figured Bondo would sling off after a few hard pot hole hits and a few thousand miles of fast driving. My stock wheels look fine, but I like to tinker. May try some fancy colors on my long break from work this week (my birthday, yay!)
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Old 06-21-2009, 06:37 PM   #25
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My Infiniti wheels still look like the day I refinished them after over 2,000 miles and almost a year of driving on NYC **** roads (including winter).
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Old 06-22-2009, 12:58 PM   #26
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The adhesion promoter is the same one I just bought, it says its a clear primer too, does that count as a primer? I bought primer too and will prolly use it before anyone responds, but I have to do this one wheel at a time, since I have no extras except the doughnut.
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well it does prime the sirface but if you have any light scratches i wont fill them. thats what the filler primer is for
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:33 PM   #28
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ok I have the same primer that you used as well as the same chemical stripper. Although my final color is a different color of dupli-color, thats our only difference. Im not big on the bronze.

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Old 06-22-2009, 03:14 PM   #29
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post pics of the process!
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:38 PM   #30
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Im taking a bunch of pictures, but like I said I can only do one wheel at a time. While swapping on the donut. Ill be done with the first wheel in a few hours and Ill stick the pictures up.
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cool beans
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Ok here we go. Sorry I didnt take a picture of the wheel before hand, but its a basic Daisy.

The stuff I used, Dupli-Color Adhesion Promoter, Filler Primer, High Performance Wheel coating, The only clearcoat I saw. All of this plus the chemical stipper, less then $40.




I was very impressed by the chemical stipper, these are after just a few minutes.



The directions say to scrape and hose, so I did. I was alittle too eager so I stripped it twice.

The insides of the wheel was nasty

Second stripping

Since I didnt have note cards, but I did have lots of news paper, I masked it off with paper and loads of masking tape. This part was a pain in the back. The Adhesion Promoter wasnt easy, its clear and dries fast. Making it hard to see where you've been

First thin coat of primer.

Little more primer

Primed

First coat of my color. Lots more flake then I had assumed

Apparently I didnt take pictures of the middle coats of color. Colored

Stripper has dried, been wipped down. Noticed some flake from the inside had collected on the outside.

Some primer

Looks like I skipped the middle priming, heres the final.

First coat of color.

Second.

Last coat of color, and clear coats, and masking removed

Center cap
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Old 06-22-2009, 10:36 PM   #33
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What color is that? Looks like my ranger wheels from all the brake dust collecting on them.
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:19 AM   #34
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Looks like Duplicolor HPWC Graphite.
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Old 06-23-2009, 10:43 PM   #35
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Cool. Now I can paint them that color and I don't have to worry about washing them ever again.
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Man! I really like the look of those wheels right after srtipping !

Makes me want to strip mine and just do clear coat
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Yeah they look awesome with the paint stripped. If they didnt have any rash on them they would be awesome clear coated.
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fyi You can use jb weld to repair the curb rash

I hate the cast lettering on the center of the daisy wheel. I am thinking of using j b for this.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:55 PM   #39
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That would prolly work as the center caps are plastic, just sand it down should be fine.
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I also ordered these for center caps for a complete daisy wheel makeover...

http://www.harmancorp.com/products/p...bingplugs.aspx

Size is 2" VVRT16-1P018 Black 2 10-14 .134-.083
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