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      02-19-2009, 12:26 AM   #1
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how to go from polished lip to brush

what do i have to do to give my polished lip a brushed finish?
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      02-19-2009, 01:28 AM   #2
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I believe wet sand.
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      02-19-2009, 09:42 AM   #3
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I believe wet sand.
does the rims usually have some sort of clear coat? if so, should i have it clear coated again post sanding?
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      02-19-2009, 10:01 AM   #4
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You mean Brush lips like this?


If you had Polish lips before then most likely you wont have clearcoat over the lips unless asked for when buying. Its hard work since you have polished effect on there and yes very good idea to clearcoat afterwards. IF your willing to send over your wheels I can pm you a friend that does painting and can do Brush.

You can always try it over the weekend and have a painter clear cooat for you just like a painted service

Hope this helps
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You mean Brush lips like this?


If you had Polish lips before then most likely you wont have clearcoat over the lips unless asked for when buying. Its hard work since you have polished effect on there and yes very good idea to clearcoat afterwards. IF your willing to send over your wheels I can pm you a friend that does painting and can do Brush.

You can always try it over the weekend and have a painter clear cooat for you just like a painted service

Hope this helps
yes looking for a finish like that. i really dont like the polished look and want something more flat.
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Or even a machined look like bbs. how can that bw done?
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      02-19-2009, 10:53 PM   #8
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does the rims usually have some sort of clear coat? if so, should i have it clear coated again post sanding?
A good wheel shop can fix you up. Yes, they should be clearcoated.
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      02-20-2009, 10:00 AM   #9
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A good wheel shop can fix you up. Yes, they should be clearcoated.
i'll call around and find out if they can do that
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it's done very easily actually. They're sanded with a very fine sand paper to remove the polish. Clearcoat would probably be a good idea to preserve them a bit. Raw aluminum is a bitch to keep nice.
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Its gonna look like shit..... Ive seen it done and was NOT a big fan at all. I have pictures of it done on a M3 let me know if you want I can post them up
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Its gonna look like shit..... Ive seen it done and was NOT a big fan at all. I have pictures of it done on a M3 let me know if you want I can post them up
Your experience does not mean all results are the same. "Diamond polish" finish on rims is very nice.
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Its gonna look like shit..... Ive seen it done and was NOT a big fan at all. I have pictures of it done on a M3 let me know if you want I can post them up

you talking about doing the polished to brushed? that came out looking like shit?
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Your experience does not mean all results are the same. "Diamond polish" finish on rims is very nice.
I was talking about brushed lips... They just looked old and dull to me...

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you talking about doing the polished to brushed? that came out looking like shit?
brushed....

Check it out for yourself you may like it.... I dont though..


Before anyone asks.... these are custom built wheels built by a up and coming wheel company based here in NY. They are 3 piece forged 20"

The wheels look good I just hate the finish on the lips.. the picture quality isnt the best so it was hard to capture the brushed look:

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that actually doesnt look bad. maybe i should be looking to do a machined look, how would i accomplish this?

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Its gonna look like shit..... Ive seen it done and was NOT a big fan at all. I have pictures of it done on a M3 let me know if you want I can post them up
I wanna see this. Can you post??
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what are those wheels and what are their specs on that jet black m3?
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what are those wheels and what are their specs on that jet black m3?

Those are COR wheels and the specs look amazing. Would like to know too... may be I should give them a call.
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