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      04-06-2019, 02:10 PM   #1
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VMR V710 Rim Restoration

Hi all, I just picked up two 19x8.5 and two 19x9.5 VMW V710 for $150 on craigslist.
Naturally for that price, these came with curb rash galore (see pics).
I just started restoring them and wanted to document my project here.
I'm planning on getting a set of plastidip spray for a bright aluminum look.
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      05-12-2019, 09:15 AM   #2
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edit. I just found out that these are actually ESR SR12 wheels. Craigslist seller told me these were VMR's.
I apologize, I'm not courageous enough to post close up shots as they are far from perfect.
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Lessons learned:
Plastidip is not magic paint. While it does smooth out imperfections more than regular paint, if you want perfect finish, you need to sand it down to high grit.
Metalizers are great to look at 1.5ft+ away, but close up, you can clearly see flakes which makes it look a bit fake and tacky.
Flat plastidip is actually able to give smooth even finish when used correctly and will look great even close up.
Mask the edges of tires. They are pita to peel plastidip off in the creases.
Bonus front shot with front lip.
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