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Old 06-03-2009, 03:48 PM   #1
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I done F'ed up my rims

Last winter, I drove in snow for a few days before putting them up. However, I didn't clean them. I'm an idiot!

It's been two seasons, and the diamond polished lip has formed salt stains / corrosion / pitting on all four lips.

Is there a way to fix this? I've tried Never Dull's Wadding Polish. It smoothed the cracks down, but they are still noticeable. The rims are from Velocity Motoring, V714, Hyperblack with diamond polished lip.
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:05 PM   #2
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Lets see some pics.
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Old 06-03-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:22 PM   #4
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:23 PM   #5
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sorry for the big ol' pics. guess you can really see the defects.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:23 PM   #6
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hey, those pics are a bit small... i cant really see what the deal is here... can you post bigger ones? haha jk. gl with the rims, im about to indulge in some vmrs
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:37 PM   #7
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From what I can see you are going to need some sanding and a lot of polishing.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:40 PM   #8
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All that's repairable. check out my thread. I had same problem but worse, now my wheels look new.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...963&highlight=

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...482&highlight=

It will take some hard work but you can save those rims. Cost about twenty to forty bucks for all material, and time verses cost of new wheels.

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Old 06-03-2009, 10:46 PM   #9
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I can't see the damage, pictures are too small
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:27 AM   #10
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All that's repairable. check out my thread. I had same problem but worse, now my wheels look new.

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...963&highlight=

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...482&highlight=

It will take some hard work but you can save those rims. Cost about twenty to forty bucks for all material, and time verses cost of new wheels.

Good luck.
Holy smokes those look great! Thanks for the tip, I will definitely do this myself.
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Old 06-04-2009, 12:53 AM   #11
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if its polished then start sanding... start with a 220 grit and work your way up to at least 2000... its alot of work
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:42 PM   #12
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clay wax i did it and it didnt scratch my LIP.
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