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Old 10-27-2005, 09:08 PM   #1
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I have opal whhels and I know a metal shop place that dips any metal in a polish of any color and its suppose to be high quality. I'm just wondering if anyone has done this to their wheels and how it turned out. I have opal now and might go to shiny gold or sumthin. Tell me if you think its a good idea to do this or do you think its stupid.
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:26 PM   #2
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Old 10-27-2005, 09:41 PM   #3
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what???
Bump it up mo foes'
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Old 10-28-2005, 02:38 PM   #4
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Sounds interesting, I'd like to see what happens.

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Old 10-28-2005, 03:06 PM   #5
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Just make sure you don't double dip, people always get pissed off when you double dip.
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Old 10-28-2005, 03:32 PM   #6
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double dip LOL!!!
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Old 10-28-2005, 04:18 PM   #7
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do you have a name for the process or a link showing us what you are talking about? it would help.

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Old 10-28-2005, 10:09 PM   #8
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Cool Ali G dun gots a Subau fo real.
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Old 10-28-2005, 11:02 PM   #9
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what in the world are you talking about?

back on topic...

is this process done on bare metal (i.e. sandblasted) and then clearcoated? or on the clear coat surface itself?
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Old 10-29-2005, 12:47 AM   #10
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yes it might need to be sandblasted but maybe not im not sure. I just know the place does it for all kinds of metal applications. My friend took his dirtbike wheel there and he took out the spokes and then they dipped in black polish and it came out really nice. They do all kinds of stuff.
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Old 10-29-2005, 12:59 AM   #11
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I'm curious what the process is, too. It doesn't sound like anything I've ever heard of.

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Old 10-29-2005, 07:30 PM   #12
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Interesting... Anodize?
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Old 10-30-2005, 01:41 PM   #13
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please call the place and ask what it is called. seriously, i'm sure they can give better advice about doing it to your wheels too since they are the only people that know what you are talking about.

if i could get my rims anodized for the price of powder coat, i'd be all over that.

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Old 10-30-2005, 02:36 PM   #14
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Yes its annodized. I know my friend got his dirtbike wheel done there for 40 bucks. I dont know much for a car wheel but probably similar price. Its in the torrance and hawthorne area, near the 405 freeway. Ill call the place monday and get more info, sorry for not knowing much, thats hy i posted to see if anyone has done this.
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Soo.... how did this turn out?
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