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Re: Wheels repainting

If you'd like it to be even less expensive use Wurth silver wheel paint and
clearcoat, they come in spray cans. GPR and Griot's should both have them.

-----Original Message-----
From: Osman Parvez <oparvez1@nycap.rr.com>
To: quattro <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Wednesday, April 29, 1998 10:30 PM
Subject: Wheels repainting

>Hi folks,
>    I'm currently in the process of having my wheels refinished. For those
>who have followed my saga from looking at aftermarket wheels to this stage,
>the rationality is simply budget forced. A friend of mine is refinishing
>them only for the cost of materials.
>Now that the wheels have been sanded down (both by hand and in a blasting
>cabinet at 180 psi). It's down to a paint choice.
>My choices are to repaint the original Pearl White or to go with Audi
>Silver. I was rather surprised at the cost of the paints. This is only for
>a quart!
>$158 for the Pearl
>$119 for the Silver
>That price includes all three coats and some other stuff (including
>reducer) to do the job right. I figured I would just go for the original
>color since it really isn't that big of a jump in price. I couldn't think
>of any other colors that would look reasonable on the car.
>I'm looking for any feedback regarding color choice and pricing, BTDT's, or
>just plain rambling. I'll be ordering the paint by 12 EST tommorow. Thanks
>for any advice!
>P.S. the good news is that if all goes well, I should have the car back on
>the road (and off the Hak 1's) in two weeks! I really can't wait.
>Osman Parvez
>Albany, NY
>89 200q, TAP Chip, 171K (P.White).