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    1. 06-26-2008 01:27 AM #201
      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... :

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    3. 06-26-2008 01:30 AM #202
      Beautiful camp sight!

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      06-26-2008 01:43 AM #203
      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]

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      06-26-2008 01:46 AM #204
      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???!*&^%
      Thanks!

      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]

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      06-26-2008 01:47 AM #205
      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]

    7. 07-19-2008 03:43 PM #206
      if anyone used a different color than black can you post picks? i want to do mine silver, would like to see how it comes out.

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      08-08-2008 07:25 AM #207
      i did gunmetal in the first post, duplicolor has silver wheel paint to, and as you can see from my results duplicolor turns out great [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    9. 08-25-2008 01:01 PM #208
      if i was to paint the whole wheel black (outside and inner lip) would i pretty much sand down every visible spot on the wheel?

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      10-12-2008 08:08 PM #209
      has anyone done this on the factory avus's? how would you do the center caps?
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      10-15-2008 02:31 AM #210
      Word, I've personally read this like 50 times, but I think now It is time to try this on my own monte's...maybe time attack?
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      03-16-2009 09:10 PM #211
      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.

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      03-20-2009 02:11 AM #212
      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.

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      03-23-2009 02:15 PM #213
      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]


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      03-30-2009 01:04 AM #214
      how important is it to primer?
      because im hearing some people just sand and paint and clear. No primer. I plan on refinishing a wheel that has been refinished with the black dupli-color paint, so i am assuming i would need to primer first?

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      03-30-2009 09:57 PM #215
      Nice. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      04-04-2009 01:39 PM #216
      that is spectacular write-up. I never knew it could be so cheap!

    18. 04-29-2009 05:10 PM #217
      sorry noob here what is the name of those wheels in the diy?

    19. 04-30-2009 05:16 PM #218
      so i have the huffs right and its got curbage on them once i do this i cant get it polished anymore? So it could blend in with the rest of the rim.

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      05-05-2009 12:55 AM #219
      Absolutely speechless. I need to do this after my accident incurred major rash to my aristos

      Very NICE write up

    21. 05-05-2009 01:34 AM #220
      Quote, originally posted by tr1cktyn »
      sorry noob here what is the name of those wheels in the diy?

      Most people call them "Monte Carlo's"

    22. 05-06-2009 06:48 AM #221
      thanks!!!! [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

    23. 05-07-2009 12:48 AM #222
      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.

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      05-13-2009 04:40 PM #223
      wow, its cool when its only one wheel not all 4 lol
      but to you
      good write up

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      03-12-2010 02:30 PM #224
      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?

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      07-04-2010 06:33 AM #225
      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.

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