Date: Mon, 17 Aug 98 19:02:15 -0800
Subject: Touching up paint on BMW wheels
Just a note for those that have never done it...
I bought a second set of wheels that had some slight rash on them from
racing. They had been touched up with a paint stick. But the
touchups were visible within 3 ft. or so. I sanded the edges of the
rims where they had been nicked with 150 grit sandpaper and then a 320
grit sanding pad. After sanding, clean up the dust and any
contamination with 3M General Purpose Adhesive Remover (basically the
same as paint prep) and a final wash of rubbing alcohol. Let dry
about 10 minutes and then wipe with a lint free cloth. Using Wurth
brand "Laquer Spray Metallic Silver" (Art. No. 0892 181-U) I layed on
about 6 light coats. Remember to mask off the centers of the wheels
with newspaper. Wait overnight and buff any overspray off with a dry
shop towel. Spray on a couple of coats of clearcoat and your done.
They look like new.
SVR, UUC, J 'A' P
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