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Wheel ReFurbishing


Took the extra set of 15 in alloys (Original UrQ) and started working them over 
in anticipation of new rubber. They are thoroughly beat up. 

This weekend I was able to remove all the old finish with a lot of paint remover 
and elbow work. Surprisingly the bare metal under the finish is quite rough. 

Two questions:

1. What kind of paint/finish to use? I was looking at the possiblity of a two 
aprt epoxy paint that is being used to refinish bath fixtures. Claims to flow to 
a very smooth finish. One worry is that it is not heat resistant. I think this 
means that your not supposed to use it on a stove. How hot will the wheels get 

2. Original factory color is a faint metalic bronze. The manufacturer claims 
that the epoxy will accept any tint. Any ideas?

Any comments from my fellow Q listers is appreciated. 
Paul A. Caouette
Partners for Community Development
Denver, Colorado
 83 TQC with 207k & Still Going
 85 4000Q 
And Many past Audis Gone but not Forgotten