Excellent results. You saved no less than $100+ per wheel. Since wheel weights go on the inside you will be the only one who knows. I did the same to my teardrops on my MK1. They are beautiful... :
Quote, originally posted by Locked Up » I was just wondering how the original wheels are holding up now that some time has passed? Any peeling flaking?
Any new curb rash? I'm wondering how the paint would react.
Oh and did you scuff the entire wheel with the wire brush for the paint to stick to?
no new curb rash i try not to do that but the paint would react the same way if you hit a curb with the factory paint, it will get f-ed up no chipping or peeling just minor nicks from rocks but nothing abnormal [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
Quote, originally posted by Krusen » Last one , A primer is mentioned... is that the picture of the "wheel coating"? or was that the paint and I need to get a different primer???!*&^%
i used rustoleum primer it works awesome and provides an excellent surface to paint on, as for your other question, you cannot polish the compound so the only way it would work on your chrome wheels is to paint them afterwards [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
Quote, originally posted by 99WolfsburgJetta » can the magnum steel throw off the balance at all?
its about the same density as the metal used to make the wheel and you are basically filling what was gouged away , i had no issues with balance at all [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
has anyone done this on the factory avus's? how would you do the center caps?
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Someone mentioned getting a wheel fixed with this method powdercoated. Wondering if anyone has done this, how it turned out, has held up, etc. I assume you'd have prep it yourself? The place I go usually sandblasts them first, would this stuff hold up?
Maybe I'll just smooth the nicks down a bit (none are that bad) and toss powdercoat over them.
if anyone else has done this, lemme know, i am right in the middle of choosing a color for my rs gti, and i took it a little further than the rest of you guys, and got rid of all old finish on the wheel... intentions of polishing, but i am out of elbow grease so i am going for the powder coating option.
Wow, small world, DubTron3030 - last April, I saw your MK4 GTI when I was visiting family in Eugene, Oregon. I was thinking "damn I bet he's on the Vortex" but I never bothered posting...then I see this thread and I immediately recognized the big TT stickers on the door and the upturned DTM tips out back. IIRC you were parked at a Starbucks somewhere between Eugene and Portland but I could be wrong...anyway nice ride, awesome work on the wheels too. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
Modified by gfindon at 1:18 PM 3-23-2009
I am about to do my monte's this way. I have a Rave Green GTI and I am painting the wheels black and painting the grey inserts OEM Rave Green and just wondering what you guys think and if anyone has done this before. I'm not sure if it's going to be too flashy or not. But I figure I can always repaint them pretty easily. If this has been done before I would love to see some pics.
Has anyone done this with a gold paint? I looked on duplicolors website and the closest they have to gold is bronze. I was hoping to find a gold that would be analogous to the BBS gold, and also be a paint that is formulated for wheel applications. anyone have any ideas?
Little bit of a bump on this thread but few specifics questions, not willing to read 7 pages to maybe find the answer.
1. What if your tires are still on the wheels? I really don't want to risk breaking the bead on my brand new tires for this.
2. Has anyone does this with aristos? What's the best color for staying close to the stock look?
Looking to clean up my aristos that are rocking 7 years of curb rash.