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matrix 08-30-2012 07:40 PM

Stock Rims - 5 Star Design - Look Rough - Refurb Help
 
Guys

I have stock alloys on my 2006 Wk GC in fact they are identical to the ones on the Black Wk on the site page header.

My alloys are corroded and have worm like light white wiggles all over.

I cant find a site I had bookmarked that went through how to refurb them so I cant remember if the stock rims are solid aluminium with a clear coat etc.

So can anyone tell me the correct way to refurb these stock alloys so they dont make my GC look like a dog as they are real bad looking at the moment!!

I didnt want to just go and attack them with wet n dry grit paper etc and totally kill em. But from what I can find it seems thats what I need to do and then polish them up with Aluminium polish before a clear coat seal.

Is that right?

Thanks

matrix 08-30-2012 08:19 PM

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I think the stock name is Ronin II ? If that helps

stashgto 08-30-2012 08:32 PM

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Try this link I've used it before with good success
http://www.eastwood.com/polishing-wh...-polishing-kit

matrix 08-30-2012 08:33 PM

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I have attached a picture to give you some idea...and I have checked they are definately Ronin II's

matrix 08-31-2012 10:43 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by stashgto (Post 677426)
Try this link I've used it before with good success
http://www.eastwood.com/polishing-wh...-polishing-kit


Thanks for the info.


im hoping others may have some other ideas/options

stashgto 08-31-2012 06:20 PM

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Originally Posted by matrix (Post 677639)
Thanks for the info.


im hoping others may have some other ideas/options

Anytime these folks on here have helped me out quite a bit already just paying it forward. Those are nice rims, and worthy of doing over Shoot us some pic's when you're done.:thumbsup:

matrix 09-01-2012 09:47 AM

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Okay

I have bought all my tools and paints i need now...I was thinking of doing a before and after.

Not sure where about to post it, maybe as an addition here.

The alloys now I have inspected a lot closer are absolutely awful ....ok crap lol.

So Im gonna have a go at a quick refurb DIY fix until I have pennies to buy some new rims.

stashgto 09-01-2012 12:25 PM

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Don't be discouraged you would be surprised what you can fix. Once you get the clear off, and put the wheel on the aluminum will come back. A little time,elbow grease, and you will need shades to look at your rims.

Duff Daddy 09-01-2012 12:27 PM

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I have a guy that comes by the dealer he does 85.00 per wheel and will repaint them for you.... most dealers will offer this service, its a pretty good deal and the wheels can be painted, silver, white black or pink if you really want...

matrix 09-01-2012 01:19 PM

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This how bad they are :eek: :(

stashgto 09-01-2012 01:48 PM

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Originally Posted by matrix (Post 678042)
This how bad they are :eek: :(

The ones I did started out like that also, and I was surprised when I was done. It's metal you sand, grind, and, or polish it. I'm not gonna say it's a walk in the park. You will put some sweat into it, and you will get dirty. It will be way cheaper than buying rims, and they are made for your truck. I would get to work on those babies.

matrix 09-02-2012 01:27 AM

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Yup Stash..... let battle commence

Me Vs Crapped out alloys :slapfight:


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