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    View Poll Results: Which route to refurb wheels?

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    Thread: Lorinser wheel refurb dilemma, re-machine or powder all silver?

    1. Member Grabbit's Avatar
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      10-04-2012 06:19 PM #1
      So I picked up a set of Lorinser RS80s in 16x8 et 11 a while back, they were in pretty good shape except for some of the clear coat over one wheel, I started to "try" and fix it only to bollocks it up. After trying to sell them and having a buyer back out I've decided to keep them and get them refurbished. The outfit that is refurbishing them was going to re-machine the surface (just like they came new) and clear over them. Only problem now is after stripping and blasting them the logo is so shallow on one wheel I might loose it when they machine the surface. Soooo, I've been thinking I have two options.

      1.) Just powder coat the entire set of wheels one silver color (not too excited about that) and keep the logo.

      or

      2.) Go ahead with machining and clear coating risking that one of the logos might disappear. Worse case scenario having to make a vinyl logo for one wheel.

      Some pics....

      Good Logo


      Shallow Logo


      How I got them...


      Mocked up on my GTi




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      10-04-2012 06:47 PM #2
      Some pics of completed work: Brabus wheels....





      My wheels....


    3. 11-07-2012 06:38 PM #3
      what you end up doing?

      i would just remachine and risk losing a logo but thats just me

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      11-07-2012 09:10 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by D&W View Post
      what you end up doing?

      i would just remachine and risk losing a logo but thats just me
      I ended up having the company remachine them but they came out like crap, the logos were poorly powdered and looked like they use finger nail polish on them. Also the machining came out crap. They had noticable rings about half way between the lugs and spokes. I ended up having them powder them silver instead.

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