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#26 2011-03-26 7:08am

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

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Bro, If I Send You A Pair Of Wheels.........How Much Will You Charge Me To Shiny The Side Rims? smile

To be honest fellas, it probably wouldn't be worth it.  It's a PITA and makes a huge mess, and takes me about 4 hours to shiney side a set of new, unlaced hoops.  If the hoops aren't new, I'm guessing more sanding would be required to remove any nicks and scratches.  And if the wheels are already laced, it'll take even longer.  Plus you'd have to ship them to me and I'd have to ship them back.  Honestly, you could probably buy everything you need to do them yourself for less $ than I would charge to do them.

Not to say that I'm unwilling to help, but I'm guessing it'll be cost prohibitive.  roll

I suppose that if you wanted me to shiny side a new set of Porkchop hoops, I might be willing to do it.  I could just buy the hoops from Justin, shiny side them, and then ship them to you.  Still wouldn't be cheap, though....

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#27 2011-03-26 5:51pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

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Dirty Habits wrote:

Bro, If I Send You A Pair Of Wheels.........How Much Will You Charge Me To Shiny The Side Rims? smile

To be honest fellas, it probably wouldn't be worth it.  It's a PITA and makes a huge mess, and takes me about 4 hours to shiney side a set of new, unlaced hoops.  If the hoops aren't new, I'm guessing more sanding would be required to remove any nicks and scratches.  And if the wheels are already laced, it'll take even longer.  Plus you'd have to ship them to me and I'd have to ship them back.  Honestly, you could probably buy everything you need to do them yourself for less $ than I would charge to do them.

Not to say that I'm unwilling to help, but I'm guessing it'll be cost prohibitive.  roll

I suppose that if you wanted me to shiny side a new set of Porkchop hoops, I might be willing to do it.  I could just buy the hoops from Justin, shiny side them, and then ship them to you.  Still wouldn't be cheap, though....

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#28 2011-03-27 8:37am

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Sweet wheels, great post!


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#29 2011-03-27 9:40pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

I've done the same to quite a few wheel sets but you don't have to put THAT much work into it.  You can get away with doing it without that many different grits of sand paper.  Also, I know it does the job but you should invest in a buffer, not a grinder.  A grinder is for grinding, not buffing and you can ruin things in a heartbeat and a grinder spins WAY too fast.

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#30 2011-03-27 9:44pm

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Good looking wheels!  Gotta appreciate a little elbow grease!


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#31 2011-03-29 6:51pm

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#32 2011-04-06 4:00pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

jays24 wrote:

I've done the same to quite a few wheel sets but you don't have to put THAT much work into it.  You can get away with doing it without that many different grits of sand paper.  Also, I know it does the job but you should invest in a buffer, not a grinder.  A grinder is for grinding, not buffing and you can ruin things in a heartbeat and a grinder spins WAY too fast.

+1, you could sand those with 600 and go straight to the buffing wheel for he same results. Starting at 80 grit is for removing sand casting marks, and is totally unnecessary when starting with smooth aluminum.

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#33 2011-04-06 4:41pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

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jays24 wrote:

I've done the same to quite a few wheel sets but you don't have to put THAT much work into it.  You can get away with doing it without that many different grits of sand paper.  Also, I know it does the job but you should invest in a buffer, not a grinder.  A grinder is for grinding, not buffing and you can ruin things in a heartbeat and a grinder spins WAY too fast.

+1, you could sand those with 600 and go straight to the buffing wheel for he same results. Starting at 80 grit is for removing sand casting marks, and is totally unnecessary when starting with smooth aluminum.

If you want to spend a lot longer sanding, go ahead and start with 600 grit paper.  Don't forget that you have to remove the ano first and it'll take a lot longer to remove the ano with 600 grit paper.

I guarantee you I'll be done before you if you start with 600 grit.  tongue   I've done it.... I know....  big_smile

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#34 2011-04-06 4:42pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

Oops.... double post...

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#35 2011-04-06 4:43pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

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Also, I know it does the job but you should invest in a buffer, not a grinder.  A grinder is for grinding, not buffing and you can ruin things in a heartbeat and a grinder spins WAY too fast.

Umm.... okay.....  geez, I guess you're right.... these would have turned out so much shinier than mirrors if only I used a buffer instead of a grinder.  roll

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#36 2011-04-07 10:15am

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I always thought a buffer was higher rpm than a grinder...


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#37 2011-04-07 7:40pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

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jays24 wrote:

Also, I know it does the job but you should invest in a buffer, not a grinder.  A grinder is for grinding, not buffing and you can ruin things in a heartbeat and a grinder spins WAY too fast.

Umm.... okay.....  geez, I guess you're right.... these would have turned out so much shinier than mirrors if only I used a buffer instead of a grinder.  roll

Did I say it would turn out better?  No I didn't so go re-read my comment smartass.  And no, buffers are slower rpm than grinders, go look at some of the stuff out there that other people have polished that have rounded corners which is caused by either using a grinder or just over polishing.  I know what I'm talking about, I've been doing this a long time but go ahead and continue to use your GRINDER to POLISH. roll

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#38 2011-04-07 10:10pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

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jlewis wrote:

jays24 wrote:

Also, I know it does the job but you should invest in a buffer, not a grinder.  A grinder is for grinding, not buffing and you can ruin things in a heartbeat and a grinder spins WAY too fast.

Umm.... okay.....  geez, I guess you're right.... these would have turned out so much shinier than mirrors if only I used a buffer instead of a grinder.  roll

Did I say it would turn out better?  No I didn't so go re-read my comment smartass.  And no, buffers are slower rpm than grinders, go look at some of the stuff out there that other people have polished that have rounded corners which is caused by either using a grinder or just over polishing.  I know what I'm talking about, I've been doing this a long time but go ahead and continue to use your GRINDER to POLISH. roll

can you please link me an example of each piece of equipment (grinder vs polisher) RPM specs... I googled and saw the opposite as far as 6" average sized discs go.... I know it's opposite for my profession... grinders are low rpm and polishers are variable to fast and buffers are only high speed.
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#39 2011-04-09 4:10am

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

jlewis wrote:

jamesgs4 wrote:

jays24 wrote:

I've done the same to quite a few wheel sets but you don't have to put THAT much work into it.  You can get away with doing it without that many different grits of sand paper.  Also, I know it does the job but you should invest in a buffer, not a grinder.  A grinder is for grinding, not buffing and you can ruin things in a heartbeat and a grinder spins WAY too fast.

+1, you could sand those with 600 and go straight to the buffing wheel for he same results. Starting at 80 grit is for removing sand casting marks, and is totally unnecessary when starting with smooth aluminum.

If you want to spend a lot longer sanding, go ahead and start with 600 grit paper.  Don't forget that you have to remove the ano first and it'll take a lot longer to remove the ano with 600 grit paper.

I guarantee you I'll be done before you if you start with 600 grit.  tongue   I've done it.... I know....  big_smile

Yep, forgot how hard anodizing is, but I think 80 grit is still too rough. Maybe start with 180 or 220, then 320, then 400, then polish.

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#40 2011-04-09 7:26pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

Anybody interested in these blue shiny-sided hoops (just the hoops)?   I've decided to use the hubs and spokes for a different wheelset.  Send me a PM if you're interested.  cool

EDIT:  Wheels are sold!

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#41 2011-04-19 2:40pm

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I have some anodizing coming off a set of new school rims from braking, since I don't run brakeless roll , and was thinking about taking off the tires and just hand sanding down the sides and not worrying about polishing so much as a consistent removal of the anodizing. Should I go gritwise, something like 80-120-220-400-600? Wet or dry?

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#42 2011-04-19 3:22pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

If you're gonna hand sand just to remove the ano, I would use 80 grit with a sanding block (maybe a nice flat block of 2x4).  Should be all you need!  big_smile

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#43 2011-04-20 3:05am

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

jlewis wrote:

If you're gonna hand sand just to remove the ano, I would use 80 grit with a sanding block (maybe a nice flat block of 2x4).  Should be all you need!  big_smile

Wouldn't that remove a lot of the alloy? Should I wet sand or dry sand?

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#44 2011-04-21 6:22pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

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jlewis wrote:

If you're gonna hand sand just to remove the ano, I would use 80 grit with a sanding block (maybe a nice flat block of 2x4).  Should be all you need!  big_smile

Wouldn't that remove a lot of the alloy? Should I wet sand or dry sand?

Dry sand with 80 grit and you should be all set.  You'll know when you're through the ano.... just stop there and I don't think you'll remove much alloy at all.  cool

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#45 2011-04-21 7:43pm

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Re: How to Shiny Side Rims

jlewis wrote:

Pure Desire wrote:

jlewis wrote:

If you're gonna hand sand just to remove the ano, I would use 80 grit with a sanding block (maybe a nice flat block of 2x4).  Should be all you need!  big_smile

Wouldn't that remove a lot of the alloy? Should I wet sand or dry sand?

Dry sand with 80 grit and you should be all set.  You'll know when you're through the ano.... just stop there and I don't think you'll remove much alloy at all.  cool

I did that when I was 13 years old in the 80s... worked great smile


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#46 2011-05-01 11:19am

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great thread!  subscribed -  thanks jlewis smile


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#47 2011-05-04 8:50am

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I bought a purple set that Jeff had done.  All I can say is Wow!  These pictures do not come close to showing how great the wheels look in person.


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#48 2011-05-19 5:25am

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Nice thread!! THX!!

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#49 2011-06-07 2:02pm

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Sweet dude.  Those rims are the shiz

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#50 2011-06-23 5:48am

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Thank alot of the useful info.

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