Hyundai Genesis Forum banner

1 - 20 of 23 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
208 Posts
Discussion Starter #1 (Edited)
Hey whatsup guys and girlies, I did this project over the summer and I would like to share my work so anyone can give it a try! Lets get to it.
I decided I wanted wheels for my Gen so I picked up some Borbet Style 95 wheels off a 7 series Bmw in MIAMI. The wheels are 19x9 and 19x10 wide, and have a bolt pattern of 5x120. When I picked them up I knew it was going to be a refinishing project.
All 4 wheels were pitted, faded, curb rashed intensely, but rolled straight and were not damaged or cracked or bent, and had some big mofo 275/50/19 Pirelli tires on them.



First thing I did was buy a couple of cans of aircraft paint stripper, some aerosol paint stripper, a metal scraping tool, a brush and a little plastic bowl.

I laid a THICK layer of newspaper on my garage floor and put a little fan in a corner for me. Next I would pour stripper into the bowl, and with the brush I set down the gooey paint stripper all over the wheel faces and just dunked all of them. After about 30 minutes I would get to work scraping HARD with the metal scrape tool, removing all the paint layers (3) off. Then I would repeat, just layering more and more paint stripper on, waiting, and scraping hard. When the wheels got super messy TWICE, I would bring them out and spray them with a hose to get **** off, and bring them back into the garage to continue the process.




Eventually the paint ran down the inside of the barrels and it looked all shiny so I decided to strip the insides as well. All said and done, I stripped the wheels almost totally, and at this point I decided to remove the tires from them. I washed them and let them dry and took them to my buddies shop and used his machine to take off the tires. I then brought them back home for more work.



After this I decided to strip the inner and outer lips of the wheels because I planned on stretching the tires on them. I stripped the lips and covered up tape on the outer barrels to prevent unnecessary stripping, as seen in the picture. Once this was done I PAINSTAKINGLY used the spray able stripper to strip the little holes in the wheel and the lug area and anywhere that the goo didn’t get. This part sucked.



WELL! Now on to the fun part. I washed all the wheels, let them dry, and dry sanded them with 200 grit paper, removing any imperfections around the lips, the wheel, the face, and the spokes, and washed them again. Next I dry sanded them to 400, and washed them. This time used metal epoxy to fill in any small gaps between the metals, mostly in the lips, very tiny usage, and let that dry for at least 8 hours, all after the 400 sanding. Then I dry sanded them to 600, and washed, 800, and washed. Now I wet sanded them to 1000, dipping the paper in water and keeping the wheel wet, and washed it after. Did 1200 the same way, and then 1500.
I WENT TO 1500 BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT A FULL POLISH JOB, ONLY LIKE HALF SO THE WHEELS DIDN’T LOOK ALL CHROMED OUT AND STUFF.
ALSO--------I rolled up the papers into little churros and sanded the lug holes and all the other holes, sometimes wrapping the paper around a stick and going up and down and around in a very weird masturbating motion in order to get in there.





Now I bought some mineral spirits to clean the whole wheel, the lips, the spokes, everything, on each wheel.

After this I bought meguiars aluminum polish, and dipped a small cloth in it and applied it to the wheel, rubbing it in hard until it turned black, and then buffing it out with another cloth. I did the entire face of each wheel and the lips twice. Next I bought a wheel polishing kit from AutoZone. It came with a cone and polish. I attached the cone to a power drill, poured some polish on the wheel and spread it all around hard with the cone, and then buffed all of it out with a cloth.




Next thing I did was buy 4 tires online, 215/35/19 Federal for the fronts and 225/35/19 Nitto for the rears. I also had custom adaptors made for me online, wheel centric, hub centric, spaced, and adapted 5x120-5x114.3. I had a local tire shop stretch the wheels lastly (didn’t need air blasting) and I was done. I also ordered some Borbet Stickers for the wheels center caps!



Each wheel looked pretty damn nice, so I decided to buy WURTH Clear Lacquer online. I sprayed each wheel with a small coat and baked that ish on there with a heat gun, preserving the polished look of the wheel. Then I did a second coat and heat gunned it and finally I was done.



SOME TIPS!!!!
-Go at your own pace, it takes about a MONTH of refinishing, exhausting work.
-Take your time, get every last piece; these are your wheels people will be looking at
-WEAR LOTS OF PROTECTIVE THINGS. I didn’t wear anything more than shorts and OMG, so much paint stripper got on me every day, it feels like needles on your skin, acid, burning. Sucks mega nuts.
-Sanding to fine 1500 or 200 will be the diff from a polish or a dull wheel.
-Have a friend slave himself out with you, it will be helpful.
-FENDER ROLL/Pull if your not going to stretch tire
Do not give up, it is very worth it. This is the first time I ever did this and I loved it. Never again though.
-Don’t be a little girl and be afraid to do this to your blacked out, riced out, curbed out, plasti dipped, all messed up wheels;)

I guess that’s it, here are some pics of the results. Thanks for reading!
Polish

Car Meet!

Highway!

Tally!


Follow me on IG kidd_cloud :) im a post whore!
 

·
never use only drop once!
Joined
·
2,746 Posts
very cool.

you had me right til you said 215 on a 9" and 225 on a 10". At that point I was like....ugh...herrafrush. But it sounds like you were really meticulous and they look really good! Just not my taste!

Any rubbing? what are the offsets and did you space them? A 10 should have fit fine in the back if you weren't so low, even without stretch.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
208 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Thanks bud i feel you. No rubbing, offset is +24 all around, 19mm adapters/spacers, fit snug, i want maybe 5mm spacers for it to be perfect. Stretched wheels ride real nice i've never had stretch before, no problems at all!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
171 Posts
Wheels look great! Nice how-to as well. Your descriptive writing style makes me think you write porn for a living - LOL.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
208 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Wheels look great! Nice how-to as well. Your descriptive writing style makes me think you write porn for a living - LOL.
Lol!!!!!! Just have to be specific so people understand whats going on. I cant stand reading some DIY where people assume you know whats going on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
333 Posts
Nice write up I need to do this to like 3 different set of wheels I have lying around for my other projects lol.
 

·
:D
Joined
·
423 Posts
Nice work. Very thorough explanation. Props dude. Idk if I can go through all that labor. car is looking real good. Do you have any other close ups of your finished wheels?
 

·
Turbo noob
Joined
·
5,514 Posts
damn dude, great work. wheels looks amazing
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
208 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
Thanks guys. R-Spec get to it :p Here are some bad close ups, not washed or anything, i don't really take head on pics!

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
333 Posts
Hey sNaK3 can you mp me the products you used like brands and where you got them think I'm gonna start this weekend
 

·
240SX turned GC
Joined
·
1,176 Posts
Hey this looks great man, good job.

I have a question, what is the simplest way to rid of the some minor curb rash on my wheels? A tiny chunk of the wheels are missing/scrapped off, but what bugs me the most is this black marks on the rims now. How can I remove those black marks off the wheel? I just want it all to be the same color.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
208 Posts
Discussion Starter #13
Hey this looks great man, good job.

I have a question, what is the simplest way to rid of the some minor curb rash on my wheels? A tiny chunk of the wheels are missing/scrapped off, but what bugs me the most is this black marks on the rims now. How can I remove those black marks off the wheel? I just want it all to be the same color.
Thank you. Im not really sure! Try goo off? Or some paint thinner??
 

·
2013 3.8 R-Spec
Joined
·
360 Posts
Great DIY....... I thought I was a bad ass for plasti dipping mine this weekend lol..... They do look good though. Anyway great write up nice look. Gotta love the white Gennies!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
234 Posts
Great write up man.. im looking to get these as well. Where did you get your hub adapters?
 
1 - 20 of 23 Posts
Top