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> Wheel Repair/refinish Questions
C Jerome
post Jan 31 2010, 07:46 PM
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I recently purchased a set of used 17" Pegasus rims that I plan to mount my all season tires to in the spring when I switch my snow tires out (which are mounted on my stock 17 rims, I think they are called Comets). In the long run I will save money having the two full sets.
I purchased the rims from another member of the forum and they arrived mostly as expected except one wheel has a bit more paint lifting than quoted. After doing some reading I think I am going to use this NASA method (http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntr...r.htm) to fix up the little curb rash and maybe the lifting paint and other imperfections.

I am going to start collecting the materials needed, but my first question is how do I know which color the wheels are?
From reading & looking around I understand there are a few colors and volvo offers them with the clear coat, see this page for example http://www.vivaperformance.com...d=294 better prices are to be at at FCP Groton but its not on their site.

Here are pictures of my wheels. It was sort of overcast this mornings so I think they came out well. All taken outside with no flash.

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I got an e mail back from Don at Darrel Waltrip Volvo and he says based on the numbers on the wheels the color is Bright Silver and I need Wheel Paint item number 9437615.

Can anyone second this recommendation, do these look light bright silver color?

If you can shed some light on this that would be great!


Jerome
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post Feb 3 2010, 03:48 PM
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Don is correct. You can also find matching paint at places like Autozone, Advance Auto, etc.
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post Feb 3 2010, 06:57 PM
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Thanks for the confirmation. I saw on page that I listed with the directions that they used the dupli color wheel paint but I was not sure if it was the same color as my wheels, they said in that piece that it matches most german silver wheels...
I just check out the dupli color site, see color WP101 here. My plan is to repair the curb rash, nicks and stuff with epoxy then sand the face of wheel, and the part just off the lip then tape off the rest and prime, paint and clear coat. I will not be painting the part of the wheel on the other side of the face where the breaks are.
Do you think that dupli color paint is the same color? I think its quite a bit less expensive than the $60 volvo paint and clear.

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Skip at Skip's Wheel Werks is awesome. He turns my stuff around quickly, and with more than fair prices. In fact, on one occasion, he stayed till about 7pm (he normally closes shop at 5pm) so i could pick up a set of wheels. On another occasion, he mounted and balanced a set of tires for me for free. Just make sure your car is not included in volvo recalls.

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