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Old 01-02-2015, 02:01 PM
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New/used Rims

So my mechanic gave me a set of wheels that used to belong to his bimmer for free so theyre new to me and i wanted to know what wheels these are
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Also i wanted to ask if anyone knows what to do if the aluminum coating is peeling off. Two of the rims are peeling badly and i want to take them all to get painted maybe the same color or white. I heard sand blasting will just leave tiny bumps on the aluminum wheel and it'll never be smooth again, and i also read that muriatic acid can take off the coating. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-02-2015, 03:05 PM
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Old 01-02-2015, 03:32 PM
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Acid bath for sure this is what my m20 engine looks like more than 5yrs later.
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I just realized I got the same rims, yours are in better condition however & you got them them for free. Mine were $200, however the whole car with them.

I'm not a fan, half the rubber twice the price. Extortion.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:40 AM
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The 'peeling off' is paint over the epoxy rim sealant. I would suggest media blast then paint. Usual to use soda or similar. Rip off the epoxy and the rim will leak.
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The 'peeling off' is paint over the epoxy rim sealant. I would suggest media blast then paint. Usual to use soda or similar. Rip off the epoxy and the rim will leak.
Hey BMWFF, I appreciate the advice but those rims are going to the scrap yard with the car. The pic shows the rims I prefer it also shows a dent that happened hitting a square curb on high road at 70 km/h when a idiot decided he wanted to be in my lane, didn't even pop the tyre. If those rims were on it...........
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:17 PM
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Just powder coat them. I didnt do anything to my m5 reps. Just dropped off and picked up. 200.00 later they look brand new.

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