Mirror polished wheels ?

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  1. 7 Jan 2011 at 9:09 AM #1
    RobertLuca

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    There is a post about mirror polished wheels in sales but i cant post in that section, can somebody tell me where to go as the deal was £350 with exchange of your old wheels.
    And if they are polished does that mean there not painted and should last longer ?
    Many Thanks
    Robert
     
  2. 7 Jan 2011 at 9:45 AM #2
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    you could pm him. painted do you mean lacquered they will last for as long as you look after them.

    whats wrong with your wheels i can repolish them for you alot cheaper than
    £350
     
  3. 7 Jan 2011 at 9:49 AM #3
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    They are all scuffed round the edge now as a woman driver also drives the car.
    I like the look of these which i thought are polished metal and not just painted,not sure how it all works,but i do like this mirrored finished look
    many thanks

    http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=22916
     
  4. 7 Jan 2011 at 9:52 AM #4
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    yes they are polished it was me that polished them.
    19oem wheels are polished then lacquered from new
    are yours painted
     
  5. 7 Jan 2011 at 10:00 AM #5
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    Yes i just think there painted,only had this one a few months, it looks like they have been refurbed at some ponit but only about a inch of the rim if you know what i mean, you can almost see a masking mark where just the edge of the wheel has been painted.
    Anyway would like them to look like those in the pic,i liked the idea of a exchange service as i dont see how i can take the wheels off and send them away,or can i just drive somewhere and get these done same day ?
    What options do i have ?
    Thanks for the info
    Robert
     
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    you wont get a polished finish in one day so driveing to a refurber isnt going to happen. plus theres only a couple of places that will polish them.

    if you were close to me a could have loaned you a set of 18's till i did yours but i see your in england wolverhampton is that right.
     
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    Shrewsbury which is just past wolverhampton and i would need 19's where are you located then ? must cost a load to send these things around ?
     
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    iam central scotland. cost £40 each way to post.but pm z4m he might have a set
     
  9. 7 Jan 2011 at 11:05 AM #9
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    Thanks for all the good info
     
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    They were my wheels that hassle polished for me. I'm in N Ireland and sent them to hassle in Scotland and it still works out cheaper (and they're a beeter job) than going to a refub place. I had a spare set of wheels but maybe a cutter local to you can help out and lend you a set of wheels while you send yours off?
     
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    just reading this thread, just mirror polished a wheel today and couldn't get the laquer off easyily so sanded laquer off which meant it took an eternity to polish, looks great now tho, any advise for removing laquer ive tried to pm hassle but cant seem to send a pm, many thanks
     
  12. 19 May 2013 at 6:32 PM #12
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    I hear you get laquer off with Nitromors. Didn't you use that?
     
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    Yeah you need to use nitromors to get most of the lacquer off. Must have taken you an age to polish the scratches out!
     
  14. 19 May 2013 at 6:56 PM #14
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    Don't know why you can't send me a pm. Yes nitromors is what to use it needs to be thick coats as it isn't as strong as it used to be. That's why I stopped using it. I use a different brand now but it comes in 4 litre tins way more than you would need for 4 wheels
     
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    thanks for the reply, how long do you need to leave it for? I couldn't get it to shift laquer, and once sanded it took hours to get a mirror finish but I have 1 done now and love it!
     
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    about half hour then put a other coat on a leave for about ahour
     
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    cheers matey, that sounds like a better plan than sanding them all!
     
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    Hassle, what paint stripper are you using now just out of interest?
     
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    Hopefully going to start mirror polishing a set of 19" OEM M3 wheels this week.

    Bought all the products.

    Just waiting for the wheels to turn up

    Hassle - My well be PM ing you for some advice, thanks
     

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