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erok 01/22/2010 09:07 AM

DIY: Wheel polishing
 
Everytime I polish out a set of wheels I get alot of questions on how to do it. So if I get any more basic questions I will link you here :wink:


here is a basic write up on honda tech.


http://www.honda-tech.com/showthread...heel+polishing

there are differnt ways to do it and results can bling harder :teeth:





***EDIT**IF ANYONE WANTS TO PAY FOR THIS SERVICE PM ME

heeltoehonda 01/22/2010 05:58 PM

Re: DIY: Wheel polishing
 
Thanks. This will come in handy once spring comes around.

passwordjdmef9 01/23/2010 01:52 AM

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good link erok, shouldve read that when i polished my blades

Bill 01/23/2010 02:41 AM

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wow great diy if i every get any chrome wheels or "polished" wheels i am definetly doing this

erok 01/23/2010 06:16 PM

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heres some random pics of wheels I have stripped in the past. nothing to great. have some more pics I need to find


5thgen accord wheels that where black
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2793/...1010a4b78c.jpg

Stripped down blades
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2697/...d002d726e1.jpg

blades on the ed hatch
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039/...8b03dd45_o.jpg

stripped like 3 different colors off these hx wheels lol...then painted them white
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4036/...f1acddcd7e.jpg


Last 3 pics I got off my phone

stripped some fat 5's. also stripped the beatdown center caps and polished them out
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4048/...5db2fa5df5.jpg

these blades were painted gold and the tires were also lol
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4069/...7aedc7bc4e.jpg

and the current wheels I am working on.
http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4024/...328b836d0a.jpg

better pics to come once done with them.

importsusa 01/23/2010 07:02 PM

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after seeing these all I can say is:

EROK FOR THE WIN!!!

I'm very impressed!!

importsusa 01/23/2010 07:04 PM

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Do you have prices set for doing this work...in case people want your services?

MyLexusIsGreen 01/23/2010 08:49 PM

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what kinda wheels are those in the last picture?

gabebauman 01/24/2010 01:23 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by MyLexusIsGreen (Post 142019)
what kinda wheels are those in the last picture?

Spun Supermesh.

EROK is handy with the polish of the wheels. Good stuff sir.

MyLexusIsGreen 01/24/2010 03:21 AM

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they look really good, i like :thumbsup:

Civic9390 01/24/2010 12:18 PM

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Those Fat-Fives are Dope :thumbsup: For you Sir

erok 01/25/2010 10:52 AM

Re: DIY: Wheel polishing
 
Thanks for all great feed back guys much appreciated.

erok 01/25/2010 11:03 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by importsusa (Post 142008)
Do you have prices set for doing this work...in case people want your services?

I have been thinking about doing this for a side gig. I knew a guy that just polished semi wheels for truck drivers and made some bank.

Kind of hard to set a price since some wheels require alot more work then others. Thinking about roughly $20-25 and up for each wheel since it requires alot of products and labor to get it done right. If anyone wants this done pm me :cheers:

heeltoehonda 01/25/2010 12:35 PM

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^^ What's an estimate on how long it would take to do a set of rims?

erok 01/25/2010 02:44 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by heeltoehonda (Post 142400)
^^ What's an estimate on how long it would take to do a set of rims?

depends on the wheels and condition. but most likely if I did it for someone it would be a few day turnaround.

importsusa 01/25/2010 03:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by erok (Post 142389)
I have been thinking about doing this for a side gig. I knew a guy that just polished semi wheels for truck drivers and made some bank.

Kind of hard to set a price since some wheels require alot more work then others. Thinking about roughly $20-25 and up for each wheel since it requires alot of products and labor to get it done right. If anyone wants this done pm me :cheers:

Yeah only reason I asked was because we have a guy In Florida who does this....charges 150.00 which covers for labor and solvents. He goes above and beyond also by fixing bent rims and restoring them.....also powder coats them.... for that service he charges 250.00. It Is one heck of a business since there are hardly any places that will do that...most just tell ya to get a new rim.

erok 01/25/2010 08:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by importsusa (Post 142422)
Yeah only reason I asked was because we have a guy In Florida who does this....charges 150.00 which covers for labor and solvents. He goes above and beyond also by fixing bent rims and restoring them.....also powder coats them.... for that service he charges 250.00. It Is one heck of a business since there are hardly any places that will do that...most just tell ya to get a new rim.

thanks for the input :thumbsup:

importsusa 01/25/2010 10:27 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by erok (Post 142498)
thanks for the input :thumbsup:

No problem man.........If you start getting a lot of people wanting these services, I can definately help promote your work.

Just setup a small site with samples of your work.....approximate time frames.......and approximate prices. In the end we might just turn this state into our own little Florida...LOL

.....but seriously, hit me up man......I love seeing work like this because it reminds me of the many things Florida shops offer that we currently don't up here!!!:thumbsup:

erok 01/26/2010 12:30 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by importsusa (Post 142533)
No problem man.........If you start getting a lot of people wanting these services, I can definately help promote your work.

Just setup a small site with samples of your work.....approximate time frames.......and approximate prices. In the end we might just turn this state into our own little Florida...LOL

.....but seriously, hit me up man......I love seeing work like this because it reminds me of the many things Florida shops offer that we currently don't up here!!!:thumbsup:

sounds good man :cheers:

passwordjdmef9 03/02/2010 04:33 PM

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started doin my own lil polishing. just bought a set of blue slips. not diggin the blue for my dd so im strippin them down.

http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/SSPX0438.jpg
this one had some chips in the paint
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/SSPX0439.jpg
tried masking it of with cards, but it was to windy
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/SSPX0437.jpg
apllied aircraft remover
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/SSPX0442.jpg
after first coat
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/SSPX0445.jpg
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/SSPX0443.jpg
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/SSPX0446.jpg
after second coat
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/SSPX0448.jpg
http://i852.photobucket.com/albums/a...r/SSPX0449.jpg

now i got to do the inside of the rim and should be good to go

erok 03/03/2010 02:39 AM

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Polished looks waayyy better then that cheap blue paint. Good work Matt :cheers:

heeltoehonda 03/03/2010 09:24 AM

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They turned out great. I need to do this once all the packed snow and ice melts off my driveway. Starting friday the lows are supposed to stay above 30:thumbsup: and the highs are the highs are going to be in the mid 40's:smile:

passwordjdmef9 03/03/2010 09:52 AM

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thank you sir. yeah so stoked for better weather. time to get back on the board lol. but yeah you should try to polish up those fat fives or pay erok to do it

heeltoehonda 03/03/2010 10:08 AM

Re: DIY: Wheel polishing
 
I kinda want to sell them and get something different, but we'll see.

First I'm going to strip off all the paint and see how they look, if they end up looking like the slips you just did (which they probably won't) then I will probably just leave it that way till I sell them or just use them till I get something I like.

If they don't look good after I remove the paint, then yeah I might have erok polish them or try to do it myself.

erok 03/04/2010 11:58 AM

Re: DIY: Wheel polishing
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by heeltoehonda (Post 151126)
If they don't look good after I remove the paint, then yeah I might have erok polish them or try to do it myself.

Yeah I am sure you can do it. If you need any help I would be glad to lend a hand. Fat fives are easier to polish. Dont skip any steps and they should look like this
http://i375.photobucket.com/albums/o...atfives001.jpg



and here is a better more current wheel polishing thread. alot of nice wheels in this thread.

http://honda-tech.com/showthread.php?t=1259115


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