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Old 02-01-2013, 12:17 AM   #1
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Repainting wheels

Hi All,

Looking for some information about repainting wheels. What's the process that's usually involved? I'm not sure what the difference is between a re-spray and powdercoating?

How much should I expect to pay per wheel?

Anyone know of any places in Adelaide that do this?

Note: It's not for the LMs, but for another set of wheels I plan to buy for the EK.


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Old 02-01-2013, 12:32 AM   #2
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I bought some paint from the automotive paint suppliers in Lonsdale - who knew exactly what I was up to.
Asked them for the paint code to match the OEM Alufelgen colour, into some rattle cans.
Two cans of thick, dark primer
Two cans of Alufelgen paint
Two cans of clear
Got some aluminium epoxy putty from Bunnings to fill in the curb rash, which will sand down once cured.
All up came to just under $100

Yet to undertake the job though.
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Old 02-01-2013, 12:55 AM   #3
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Cool, sounds good. Would be interested to see the results. Do you need to sand down the existing paint off the wheels before respraying them?
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:05 AM   #4
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yeah in short, you should sand it down abit to get rid of the shine, then clean it then paint it.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:05 AM   #5
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check this clip out, really good
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:58 AM   #6
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^ lol MCM. Thanks for the vid, doesn't look too hard Might go the rattle can method.
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Get some pictures up of this new daily !
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