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Old 06-05-2008, 08:53 AM   #101
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I read most of this tread didn't see anyone saying what you would do if you have some curbage on the lips on the rims can you sand it down enough to smooth it out if the scraps arent that bad? Thinking about doing my 19" Hamann HM2's matte black or silver again, but not sure if I'm capable to do a good enough job? What you guys think Matte black for my Tiag? Getting my Matte black gills an grills soon as well as the depo corners etc...
some one had a DIY posted on that, i saw it yesterday...just have to look for it though
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Old 06-05-2008, 03:27 PM   #102
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some one had a DIY posted on that, i saw it yesterday...just have to look for it though

Aight thanks J for the heads up!
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:25 PM   #103
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:25 AM   #104
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stumbled on this thread...really considering this after getting my bend fixed. Though i first have to look for a spare set to run on lol. Anyone willing to lend me their spare set? lol...

Awesome rims, simple writeup too. Just a bit worry about the rivets since mines are fake rivets.
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Old 06-19-2009, 08:39 AM   #105
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So I started sanding my rims, they need a complete overhall. As I'm sanding the lip with water sandpaper, everything is turning black...not sure if its just build up of grim or what have you. Keep whiping it down. It was really rough, now smooth to touch. After I'm done sanding, prior to primer, should I use asatone (sp) to get all the rest of crap off the rims...they are pretty caked when I bought them...m3 contours....17"
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Old 07-13-2009, 10:05 PM   #106
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^the black is normal. i wouldnt use acetone though.
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:04 AM   #107
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how is this holding up?
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Old 01-16-2010, 12:09 AM   #108
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Someone said they painted their grills!! I want to do this ... So, I mask off the inside with the slots and sand the plastic just to rough it up, then hit it with some black spray paint. (using the multiple coating technique) then clear a few times and they'll be fine? I mean worst case scenario, I buy new ones for $35 right lol

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Old 01-16-2010, 03:23 AM   #109
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Hey "breakmywallet, obviously your wallet is already broken if you can't afford to have your wheels professionally powdercoated. You should paint your whole car with spray paint.
this kids obviously an assclown. rims came out great. stop tryin to knock ppl. not everyone has the money to pay for expensive paint jobs nd **** so we learn to do things ourselves. ****in haters sicken me.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:05 PM   #110
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bump but figured this will get answered quick. Using the 150grit to take pair off and paint thinner will leave kind of a brushed metal look.. I think"hey it's me Alec" had this finish on his old rims. Would I need to put and sealer overtop to give it that brushed look or just leave it?
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:01 PM   #111
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Gonna do this but stock rims they get dusty quick
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