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Old 01-09-2013, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Wihelm G View Post
I think it would have taken about as long if you had taken the wheels off. Any time you paint, powdercoat, chrome or whatever, the key to a good job is surface prep.With the wheels off you can clean 'em thoroughly with degreaser or whatever solvent you prefer, and easily locate and repair any gouges or other defects. Seems a lot more thorough and easier if the wheels are off.
Just what he said.

I still can't believe that someone would refinish their wheels without taking them off the car because you "just didn't want to deal with that" and you "didnt wanna kill myself over having them perfectly clean". That's just the half-assed way. Oh well, your car, your choice. My car, I would never do it that way. I always do things the full-assed way.

Just out of curiosity, did you buy or lease new, or buy used?

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