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Old 02-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Default Removing top layer wheel paint w/o removing factory color

I purchased a set of BBS wheels that the previous owner had painted black. However, they are originally Gold from the factory. Is there any way to remove the top layer (black) paint without removing the factory Gold paint. Any solutions/ideas would help! Thanks!
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:02 PM   #2
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the original owner most likely sanded them prior to panting and you'll have to re-spray them gold. Grimmspeed sells rattlecan gold that matches the BBS gold.
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Old 02-17-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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Get some air craft paint stripped and strip it down and just re spray paint it
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Old 02-21-2012, 02:04 AM   #4
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it's not going to look good! U will do better if u repaint them
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:02 PM   #5
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I haven't heard of any techniques to strip down just one layer of paint perfectly. Your best bet is to have the rims stripped back down and resprayed again. BBS or your local Subaru dealer might be able to pull up the paint code for you to match it back to factory color.
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