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    Default Style 19 refresh

    Just thought I'd post a little thread about some tired old BBS Style 19s I picked up for my bagged E36. I'm hoping to get to work refinishing them soon, so here's a couple before shots. I'll post again to show the progress when I get started!




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    This weekend I removed weights and valve stems, all the 12 pt. nuts, and knocked the faces out using a block of wood and a hammer. Then I hammered out all 136 of the studs, and started to remove all the tar and rubber marks. After all this, I went ahead and scuffed the wheels, and will soon begin stripping the clear coat off.









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    Well when I went to strip the clear coat from the lips, there was none... someone must have stripped it awhile ago. Anyway, went ahead and sanded the barrels down and got them ready for paint. After that, I started wet sanding one of the lips to remove rash and get ready for polishing, and to see how much effort I would need to put in. I need to put in some more effort to get out the machine marks, but all in all it wasn't bad for my first try. I'll go perfect my method and post again... in the mean time enjoy these update pictures.







    The picture below shows the machine marks in some detail:


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    I haven't had much more time to work on these as of late, so I don't have a whole lot of updates. I wet sanded all the lips and polished them, but I didn't like the shine so I wet sanded and polished again. Still not perfect, there is some haze and not a perfect reflection, but they're as good as I think I'll get them for now. I may do some more touching up after the wheels are reassembled. I also began wire brushing all the bolts to remove corrosion and old loctite. Soon I will prep the faces and caps for paint, and lay down primer.




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    The lips look practically brand new imo. I wish my e36 lasted long enough for me to buy a set of these lol

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    Wow..It's great..May I know if you used any chemical product to remove corrosion?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunders View Post
    The lips look practically brand new imo. I wish my e36 lasted long enough for me to buy a set of these lol
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Amy View Post
    Wow..It's great..May I know if you used any chemical product to remove corrosion?
    No, I did not, just a bench grinder with wire brush for the bolts, and sandpaper for the barrels.

    I have decided against painting these myself, because I want a decent finish and I'm not great with spray cans. Unfortunately, all the paint and powder coat shops around me are closed as Washington State is in a 'Stay at home' status, so it will likely be awhile before I can get anything more done on these.

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