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Old 01-18-2016, 01:26 PM
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I have a question. I have a reproduction set of Z06 wheels in 02, This need's done in the worst way also. But I am not sure is they are aluminum. I believe they maybe factory wheel repro? any clue fellas?

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Old 01-18-2016, 01:29 PM
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Also AWESOME WORK!!!!!.. By the way

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Originally Posted by Keev1414 View Post
I have a question. I have a reproduction set of Z06 wheels in 02, This need's done in the worst way also. But I am not sure is they are aluminum. I believe they maybe factory wheel repro? any clue fellas?
I can't imagine that they are anything but an aluminum alloy.
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Did you wet sand it ?
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Old 01-18-2016, 01:51 PM
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Looks GREAT! I have to ask, how many hours per wheel?
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Looks great. I do know you have more patience than I though.
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insanely perfect!
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Wow, amazing..!
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Originally Posted by wamara View Post
I can't imagine that they are anything but an aluminum alloy.


I wouldn't expect cast aluminum wheels to ever shine like forged wheels made of extremely high quality aluminum, such as CCWs, though.
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All that was done by hand, sanding and polishing??? If so, can you explain how you did it, the process, back and forth, circular, both. I assume it was a wet sand? I have a set hat is needing attention and I will be starting with a set whose condition is not as nice as yours were I'm sure.
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Thanks for the kind words guys !


Originally Posted by Keev1414 View Post
I have a question. I have a reproduction set of Z06 wheels in 02, This need's done in the worst way also. But I am not sure is they are aluminum. I believe they maybe factory wheel repro? any clue fellas?
Yours are likely clear coated or painted. They need too be bare aluminum to sand on like I did.


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Did you wet sand it ?
Yes I wet sanded the entire wheel with various grades of sandpaper to get the surfaces smooth.

From 320 grit (only places that needed a grit this course to get smooth)
then 600 grit
then 1000 grit
then 1500 grit
then 2000 grit
then 3000 grit
Then applied Adams #1 with Webril wipes.
Then wiped off Adams #1 with Webril wipes.
Then applied Adams #2 with Webril wipes.
Then wiped off Adams #2 with Webril wipes.

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Looks GREAT! I have to ask, how many hours per wheel?
I have only done one wheel so far. About 4 hours.

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All that was done by hand, sanding and polishing??? If so, can you explain how you did it, the process, back and forth, circular, both. I assume it was a wet sand? I have a set hat is needing attention and I will be starting with a set whose condition is not as nice as yours were I'm sure.
Yes by hand only. I tried to maintain a specific direction of wet sanding when possible. I'm not sure it matters too much. But I tried to keep some directionality in it as best I could. Some of it was with a small piece of sandpaper on the end of my fingers. about a 1"x1" square for the smaller areas, and a larger piece for the barrel. I also had a small foam block that I sometimes used to help keep even pressure in certain areas.

I have to admit.... once the entire wheel was smooth and sanded to 3000 grit.... the Adam's and Webril wipes made the BIG difference. The Webril wipes are pure cotton for wiping camera lenses and do not scratch the aluminum when polishing. Other rags will re-scratch the aluminum.

Hope this helps.
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That rim came out absolutely perfect. It takes a lot of time and patience to get those results. I need to get around to doing the full treatment on my HRE's, in between, I keep them looking like new with Blingmaster.

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Old 01-18-2016, 04:12 PM
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Love it! Perfection plus on such a beautiful ride...
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Old 01-18-2016, 04:33 PM
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Hey Toque I sent you a plane ticket, I will pick you up at the airport on Saturday morning.

We can get working on mine right away. Welcome back to Canada, yes it is a little cool at the moment but we have heat and beer.

Good grief they look simply stunning.
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Absolutely outstanding work.
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Wow! Someone more OCD than me! Great job!
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All this from a guy who says "I never have time to drive the car"

Looks excellent my friend.
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Very nice! These are the kind of projects I like, the devil is in the details!
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Hey Marc, been meaning to drive mine up to you so you can practice some more. Since Steve is volunteering to pay for your flight down, that saves me drive up. I don't mind getting a case or two of beverages to help you and Steve. I figure since he didn't do this for me when he detailed my car,he owes me. Haven't seen you on here in awhile,car looks awesome as always, L8R ZFLASH
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