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Stang2WRX - OEM Chrome Wheel Mod

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  1. 03yllwguy

    03yllwguy Daily driven since 2003 Established Member

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    Didn't post the wheel off the car since others already have. FYI, if you have spots that don't come up with the goop, neverdull will take it right off with a couple swipes. This mod also makes it a ton easier to clean the wheel when washing the car.
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  2. svt2003cobra

    svt2003cobra Banned

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    I just did mine, I used acetone it work great and alot less harsh. I only did the lip just inside the outer chrome not the whole dish. It looks awesome, i will eventually do the whole wheel but it looks great to me with just that part polished. Well i just thought i would share that.
     
  3. 03Red10th

    03Red10th Kenne Bell Cobra Established Member

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    03yllwguy, The rims look awesome. :thumbsup:

    Just need some new rotors now. Mine look the same and it pisses me off.:cuss: Why did Ford use those pieces of sh!t???? :cuss: :mj: :fm:
     
  4. 03yllwguy

    03yllwguy Daily driven since 2003 Established Member

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    Yeah, when the pads go I'm changing rotors and pads out. They do look like crap.
     
  5. Hye

    Hye New Member Established Member

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    If you do this mod, can you clean the inside of the wheels 100% with them on the car come car wash time? I'd hate to not be able to get inside those parts of the wheels to clean them.

    where can you jack up the car from? say if i want to take off the drivers side wheels/tires first?

    thanks
     
  6. Wings65288

    Wings65288 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    i have the stock silver looking 03 rims, will this mod work for me?
     
  7. csumt76

    csumt76 New Member Established Member

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    looks good!!!
     
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  8. carfax

    carfax Member Established Member

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    that looks bad, i need to do that.
     
  9. 20-COBRA-03

    20-COBRA-03 Banned

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    I did mine for new years i guess. I started at 8 PM on 12/31 and ended he last rim on the 1st. at like 2 AM. It was well worth it! They came out nice. I wish i could find out how to get some pics hosted.
     
  10. mj8

    mj8 New Member Established Member

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    No you will strip down to the bare metal.
     
  11. cobraCMDR

    cobraCMDR I Whine Established Member

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    Did my wheels

    Here is a nice picture of what they look like after some neverdull :beer:

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    Great Cheep Mod, next mod custom hood blanket mod.........
     
  12. HURTNEM

    HURTNEM Well Blow Me Down!!! Established Member

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    Did you use the Aircraft remover stuff or just neverdull?

    Has anyone seen any negatives from taking the protectant off the factory rims?
     
  13. Dave99GT

    Dave99GT Go Packers! Established Member

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    Neverdull is just a polish, it won't take off the paint. It is like raw cotton, with some kind of oil or something in it. Works great on tail pipes.
     
  14. nivek

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    I must be doing something wrong, because I am not getting the results you guys are getting. The paint is coming off but the shine is just a dull finish. Any suggestions on what I am doing wrong? I didn't swirl the brush and maybe I should have used more of the solvent? Let me know your suggestions.
     
  15. Easy

    Easy Live Fast Die Fun Established Member

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    what would happen if u did the outside of a oem 2003 wheel?
     
  16. adamb258

    adamb258 New Member Established Member

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    Will rims with this mod sell for any more you think? I did mien a few weeks ago.
     
  17. nivek

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    Is it possible that some rims are chromed and then painted? Because with out polishing the rims I see no way to get these rims to shine like the pic's posted. I am beginning to believe this is an urban legend.
     
  18. Tommy98016

    Tommy98016 Heavy Ass Vert Established Member

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    I am going to try mine tomorrow and find out.
     
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    not 100% sure, but i believe thats the case. for some odd reason.
     
  20. Tommy98016

    Tommy98016 Heavy Ass Vert Established Member

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    No pics but I did them this morning and they came out just as the orginal poster said they would. I used an auto motive paint stripper since I could not find the other stuff but it did the job.
     

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