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    View Poll Results: Which option?

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    • Powder coat all silver, keep logo

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    • Re-machine, possibly loosing a logo

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    • Dremel out the logo and re-machine.

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    Thread: Wheel refurb dilemma, re-machine or powder coat?

    1. Member Grabbit's Avatar
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      10-07-2012 02:52 PM #1
      So I picked up a set of Lorinser wheels a while back, they were in pretty good shape except for some of the clear coat over one wheel. I "tried" to 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.

      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.

      3.) Dremel out the logos myself so the wheels can be remachined

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      Shallow Logo


      How I got them...


      Mocked up....


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      10-07-2012 03:07 PM #2
      might as well machine all the logos off if one is going to disappear.
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      10-07-2012 03:43 PM #3
      Good god those are beuatiful, full polish. If you happen to loose the text so be it. Would suck but maybe you can see if they can re etch that somewhere?
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      10-07-2012 04:27 PM #4
      Get a CAD-able image file for the company name and do as you please. You can always add it later if you'd like to have it cut in.

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      10-07-2012 05:43 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Dub'd86 View Post
      Good god those are beuatiful, full polish.
      Not a huge fan of polished wheels.....

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      10-07-2012 07:13 PM #6
      Why not blast and clear powder coat? I doubt you'd lose the logo that way.

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      10-07-2012 07:54 PM #7
      +1 for having them machined and re-cleared.

      A gunsmith may be able to re-engrave the logos for you.
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      you should stick to that car your trying to paint

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      10-07-2012 10:27 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Grabbit View Post
      Not a huge fan of polished wheels.....
      That's cool. Too each is own right? Then my vote is silver powder coat all day. Love your car, so fresh and so clean lol
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      10-08-2012 01:39 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Dub'd86 View Post
      That's cool. Too each is own right? Then my vote is silver powder coat all day. Love your car, so fresh and so clean lol
      lets just say if the car was black the polished wheels would be nice. Not so sure on a silver car.....

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      10-08-2012 01:51 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Project_2501 View Post
      Get a CAD-able image file for the company name....
      So is this taking an image of the actual existing logo or finding a matching image online that can be uploaded into a CAD program?.....

      Quote Originally Posted by Hombre3000 View Post
      Why not blast and clear powder coat? I doubt you'd lose the logo that way.
      The pictures of the logo is sand blasted. Not sure if a clear could go directly over the raw metal. I'll call and ask today but I like going a matching silver over the raw metal.
      Last edited by Grabbit; 10-08-2012 at 01:56 PM.

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      10-08-2012 02:54 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Grabbit View Post
      lets just say if the car was black the polished wheels would be nice. Not so sure on a silver car.....
      Not the same wheels but this is my golf prior to painting it. Just to give you an idea.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-Things-Change!
      Last edited by Dub'd86; 10-08-2012 at 02:59 PM.
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