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Old 07-25-2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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Rim Refinishing Question

Question, for anyone who has haid their Rims refinished.

Do they paint the entire RIM or just the front to mid-inner section? I got some wheels refinished and there is no paint on the back section of the wheel and likely none enclosed by the tires. Now obviously you will rarily see those parts anyways but what's the standard practice?
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Old 07-25-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Did they at least clean the inside of the rim?

Usually refinishing a rim involves sandblasting all the old paint off (both sides). So, usually there is paint on the face of the rim, and at least clearcoat on the back of the rim so it doesn't corrode.

If powder coated, I think they powder coat both sides.
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Old 07-25-2011, 02:47 PM   #3
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Proper Rim Refinishing includes the face, inside the drum and back face of the rims. The only section of the rim that does not get sand blasted and powdercoated/painted (depending on the finish you chose) is on the outside of the drum three inches from each rim. That centre section is never done as it serves no purpose and is enclosed by the tire completely. Therefore every visible spec of the rim is redone including all areas in contract with the tire.

Shit that's kinda hard to explain lol
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I'm not sure if they cleaned the inside of the rim or if it was clear coated. You can see the spray just kind of end near the back of the rim, not in a straight line or anything as if it were taped off. It doesn't look as if it was all cleaned up but maybe that's some of the spray, I don't know. The face of the rim and most of the center was done but nothing at the back. Just wondering if this is normal as I'm sure one day I may re-sell the rims. They were refinished in a 2/3rd flat black after the rims were fixed of some minor road rash and what not from the previous owner.

Now with what you said Miro, does all visible parts mean all visible parts with the rim on? Or all visible parts 360 degree's when the tire is on. I'm sure if the normal is to do the entire thing, even the back side then not having that done would hurt the resell value (especially if it wasn't even clear coated to protect from chipping/pealing/etc.
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