AA, I have been reading that thread, part of what motivated me looking into these rims. I think that I will be spending a considerable time in the garage with the wheels. Any other tips on refurb process??. These rims are slightly different from yours, the center is not as raised as yours. What size rubber did you wrap those beauties in?.
I'm back! Great trip with a good crew. I should have given Aspect a heads up as we had a Monterey overnight.
Denver, let's see a pic of your wheels. Best advice for doing this is don't concentrate on any one spot when you're sanding any curb rash. You want the entire outer rim even and not wavy. Don't expect absolute perfection unless you want "mine" metal fron the inner hub and have it TIG welded back into any voids. If you're going to clear coat the bare polished they should be absolutely clean before you shoot them. I've had two wheels come up with clear coat problems with all the wet weather and rain. The material was very thick to shoot and I put it on not as wet as it should have. I should have put more down and lived with the runs to sand later. Now I know!!!
The thicker depths are fine but the thin areas got water under them and failed. There's no problems on the painted inner areas as there's a lot more grip having a painted substrate. I might just strip the clear from the bare metal and run with that instead of redoing them. The bare metal is a bit brighter and I don't mind tossing some polish on every now and then
Good luck and let's see how they turn out!!!
(Yes... I had fun this trip! I love my FlyGirlz!)