need to restore the rims

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  1. maxvalent

    maxvalent New LVC Member

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    Hi
    I will be restoring the old rims. Are there any effective techniques? I have just one idea to repaint them.
    I'm not sure what type of paint will it be better to take? Who can suggest good manufacturers..
    Thanks
     
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    slowmkviii Dedicated LVC Member

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    Depends on what your doing and the end result you want but look into powder coating them
     
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    Not sure on the durability but you will need an aluminum primer If there aluminum.
    Powered coating around here is around $150 per wheel.
     
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    Dag, that's expensive. Powdercoating here is about $55 per wheel. That's where I'm going come spring.
     
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    Are they chrome wheels?
     
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    rims

    Just had my four factory (non chrome) 'snowflake' (lace) rims powdercoated gloss black. All had to be sandblasted due to clearcoat peeling which looked like major damage to surface. They came out looking like new and cost me $250 for all four plus center caps. Painting rims may last a year but the paint will chip regardless of using primer and have to be redone whereas powdercoating will last a very long time.
     

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