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Old 08-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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I have a set of Panasport C5CR. The rim of the wheel was polished, but I do not not want to go this route.


I was thinking of making a jig that I can mount a hub to a motor to get the same rotation as above to achieve a more uniform finish. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
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So this is what it looks like now. I am going to build the polisher and then spray the centers with the RustOleum Color Shift Galaxy Blue.

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Nice just give a good sanding, wash then primer and paint. Finish if you want to protect with a clear or satin.

Good luck and don't need a jig, just sand them and put on a tarp/ground so u can spray in a coil pattern nice and even and rotate your body around so you get all angles. More light coats than fewer heavy coats is better to make sure its even in the end.

Also i recommend a light grey primer so that the color shift really shows through and isn't dulled by a dark surface behind.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:21 PM   #4
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Thanks so much for your help. I like the idea about the light gray or silver base coat for the Color shift.
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:50 PM   #5
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Just finished restoring the lock nuts.





#3000 grit at finish, rubbing compound, polishing compound and hand glaze to finish. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!
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Old 09-16-2012, 04:09 PM   #6
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Good luck and don't need a jig, just sand them and put on a tarp/ground so u can spray in a coil pattern nice and even and rotate your body around so you get all angles.
The jig isn't for painting, it's for polishing the lips.

With that said, the guys who made that youtube video are frickin' nuts, and apparently don't want to keep all of their fingers.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:20 PM   #7
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I am with you on not loosing fingers. The wheel spinner is still in progress. I am going to have it hook up to a electric motor and put a speed controler on it with a foot pedal. I have tried to do it by hand and I have been working on one wheel for about a year.
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:53 PM   #8
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Electric drill? Dremel? Seems like there are more efficient ways than doing it by hand.
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Just get an orbital buffer then or a polishing drill bit.
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Removing the clear coat on what was polished and removing the nicks and chips is why I was sanding. I thought using a power tool would be faster, but would impressions if I was not careful.
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Here is a picture showing the before and after. using the spinner I built made this much easier to get a more even finish



It is not a true mirror finish, but I wanted a little better than what was on there.
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Dude, just use etching primer... done...
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Old 11-04-2012, 04:45 PM   #13
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Dude, just use etching primer... done...
Etching primer to polish the lip? How would that help?
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:44 AM   #14
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Center caps painted Aluminum with Color shift over it.





In the garage, no light

I do not know how I feel about it. I might go and paint them black and apply the color shift. IDK
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