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Old 02-19-2012, 01:02 AM
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My Prelude Si Rims are all scratched up and corroded. I'm thinking of removing the clear coat with clear coat remover and sanding them down to remove the scratches on the rim of the wheels. Luckily only two of the wheels have major rim damage and the other are just corroded. But i don't really want to change them unless it will cost me more than just buying new wheels that fit my tires.
Whats the best wheel clear coat remover?
How much would it cost to have my wheels removed of scratches? (at least ball park prices)
I'm also thinking about Painting the the part between of the spokes a darker gray but not to dark that it looks black.
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Re: Restore or Buy new Wheels

repair is 125-200/wheel depending on damage. If you DIY, all the materials you need and your time will be at most 200.00. Just follow one of the write ups here.

If the curb rash is really bad, just CL some prelude/integra rims and start new, leave your current for DD/SNOW.
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Re: Restore or Buy new Wheels

I'm just going to discard the drivers side and sell those and find a pair online or on CL. Since its only the drivers side that is really beat up with scuffs and scratches and the Passenger side just has corrosion that i can clear up by removing the clear coat.
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Re: Restore or Buy new Wheels

Do it yourself man! Cost me $20 to do all 4 of mine;

Refurb'ed my stock rims finally
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Re: Restore or Buy new Wheels

Hey MUGENBB4JDM, I have some extra SI blades lying around, I'll send you a pic and you can tell me if you're interested.
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Re: Restore or Buy new Wheels

For now i'll stick with them but will remove clear coat when it starts getting warmer. Also tried putting regular car wax on the wheels and it Worked! Nice and shiny removed lots of the fading that they had on them.
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