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Old 04-16-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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Whats up guys, decided to share the build / refinish of a set of BBS LM I recently bought.

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I bought the wheels from someone on NASIOC, got them a week after sending the money. Opened them up and this is how they looked.

(Removed a few bolts and the center caps before I took the picture)


Next was removing the faces from the barrels. 80 bolts later I was making some progress.



After the faces were out, I knew I wanted to change the color of them. I went to Lowes and bought a few cans of Jasco paint stripper. I sprayed the faces and the lips to remove the paint.

(Faces)


(After 20 minutes)


(Clearcoat coming off the lips)


(Faces hosed off)


With all the bolts out and the faces stripped of paint and no clear on the lips, I decided to move in another direction. I began to polish the oem BBS bolts. Soft wire brush and a quick hand polish they come out pretty good.



I then went to clean the barrels. The old weight glue was ugly, so I put some carb cleaner on a towel and went at it.

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After wet sanding the lips from 400, 600, 1000, 1200, 1500, 2000, 2500. It was time to polish them out. I got some compounds and buffing wheels and set up an area to get started.



(After tripoli compound)


(After color buff)


So with the lips polished, barrels cleaned, and bolts polished, I decided to take the faces for powder coating. I went with a high gloss white.



I didn't like the oem polished bolts, I wanted something different. So...



After about two weeks of having the wheels, cleaning, long hours working on them I finally got to assemble one. I was in love.



Polished up the center caps



The final results!





It took about... I don't even know how long to refinish these wheels, but now that it is over with to me it doesn't matter. I loved how they came out and I can not wait to put them on my car, when it's back from being wrapped.

UPDATE: POST 38, PIC OF WHEELS ON THE CAR AND MOST RECENT SETUP.

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Old 04-16-2014, 09:24 PM   #3
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Nice dude! Those look awesome. Can't wait to see them on the subie!!
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:34 PM   #4
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props looks very good.
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:35 PM   #5
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this idiot is just plain LOST....
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Old 04-16-2014, 09:44 PM   #6
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this idiot is just plain LOST....
Just let it go old man. It will be good for your blood pressure.
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:21 PM   #7
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Just let it go old man. It will be good for your blood pressure.

cupcake....when you are finished with autofellatio....bite down real hard
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:33 PM   #8
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These look great. Impressive
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Old 04-16-2014, 10:43 PM   #9
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cupcake....when you are finished with autofellatio....bite down real hard
You are a freakin troll. Why can't you accept that people are enthusiasts for reasons other than yours. I once thought that the piss and vinegar that comes from most of your posts was entertaining. Now I think it is sad that it is all you appear to have to share.
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Old 04-16-2014, 11:46 PM   #10
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You are a freakin troll. Why can't you accept that people are enthusiasts for reasons other than yours. I once thought that the piss and vinegar that comes from most of your posts was entertaining. Now I think it is sad that it is all you appear to have to share.
cupcake....there are MANY forums here.....and THIS is NOT the 'lets do stupid **** to nice wheels' forum

spike studs on wheels is ghettto to the ****ing MAX and only a real ass hole would do that to nice bbs wheels

piss off
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:26 AM   #11
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cupcake....there are MANY forums here.....and THIS is NOT the 'lets do stupid **** to nice wheels' forum

spike studs on wheels is ghettto to the ****ing MAX and only a real ass hole would do that to nice bbs wheels

piss off
He might be senile at times but I'm going to have to agree with Scotty on this one. Is your next mod a trailer hitch with a pair of balls hanging from them?
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Old 04-17-2014, 12:25 PM   #12
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Old 04-17-2014, 01:35 PM   #13
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Can't see pics but I assume the anger is because this is more wheel or member gallery related content.

I'm curious, if I ever stumble upon a cheap set of multi piece wheels, I'll check it out later.
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Old 04-17-2014, 04:46 PM   #14
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Beautiful wheels..spikes did kinda f it up. You might as well put flames all over your car. Spikes is 90s...not cool! Your wheels look clean..lose the spikes. Plus 1 for Uncle Scotty.
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Old 04-17-2014, 06:02 PM   #15
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You did a nice job on those wheels. Way more attention to detail than most could muster up.
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Nice job on the wheels. The gold hardware I like the contrast with the gold BBS logo, but spikes? Really? Lose the spikes and I bet even old man Scotty would like them.
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Nice job on the wheels. The gold hardware I like the contrast with the gold BBS logo, but spikes? Really? Lose the spikes and I bet even old man Scotty would like them.
^^^ THIS
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The spike bolt things look horrible. Not bad otherwise, but white wheels with that many spokes are going to be a bitch to keep clean.
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Nice job on the wheels. The gold hardware I like the contrast with the gold BBS logo, but spikes? Really? Lose the spikes and I bet even old man Scotty would like them.
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The spike bolt things look horrible. Not bad otherwise, but white wheels with that many spokes are going to be a bitch to keep clean.
yeah....
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Was not going to touch the white wheels thing. But then again the OP seems like the type who keeps the car spotless and waxes their brake calipers so I assume he is not going to mind the extra maintenance.

Personally I would have gone gold wheel centres with chrome BBS caps and chrome / polished hardware.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:22 PM   #21
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Meh, the bolts are small enough that you'll need to look pretty closely to notice they're spiked. I'm with Hondaslayer, I dig the contrast of the gold bolts with the logo and the polished lip.

Surprised you guys aren't all over the dice air valve caps.
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Ignore the haters, I LOVE what you did here. Those are going to look so amazing on the car.
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Old 04-17-2014, 07:34 PM   #23
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i like em!
the spikes are a little much but like gallo said, youll need to be pretty close to see them (also didnt notice the dice, but those have got to go!)

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Old 04-17-2014, 10:52 PM   #24
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To those who appreciate what I did, thanks. To some the gold spikes are "too much" but to me its what makes them different. I loved spike bolts on rs's and most other multipiece wheels, so i put them on these. And well, haters gonna hate, those being negative about the wheels prolly also would bash me for having my car on air ride. And flame me even more for stretching tires on them. But to each there own. Ill update with another pic when I get them on the car this weekend
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To those who appreciate what I did, thanks. To some the gold spikes are "too much" but to me its what makes them different. I loved spike bolts on rs's and most other multipiece wheels, so i put them on these. And well, haters gonna hate, those being negative about the wheels prolly also would bash me for having my car on air ride. And flame me even more for stretching tires on them. But to each there own. Ill update with another pic when I get them on the car this weekend
nice, i definitely want to see some pics on the car

im gonna catch a bunch of flak for this, but i like air ride, if youre not tracking it then who cares! if i had the money, i would probably slap an air ride system on, subies look so good sitting on the floor!
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