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Old 06-27-10, 05:00 PM   #16
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which dremel did you use? I may attempt this sometime this week
Any dremel with variable speed settings will do. I used a Dremel 395 i believe
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Old 06-28-10, 08:36 PM   #17
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Nice DIY im going to try it now
just wondering where did you get the steel wool at?
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Old 06-28-10, 10:51 PM   #18
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walmart has steel wool from rough to 0000 grade.
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Old 07-20-10, 12:21 AM   #19
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how long would it take it polish the entire lip? I'm thinking of doing this instead of taking it to a shop. But if it takes forever.. i might just take it to a shop lol. Coz ppl say its easy, but it takes like 5 hours per lip
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Old 07-20-10, 12:36 AM   #20
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great info and an awesome diy.
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Old 08-31-11, 03:19 PM   #21
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Hey, I'm new to the car scene. I'm trying to buy vsxx and one of the wheels has curb rash.
Question is do all vsxx have aluminium polished lips or are they chrome?
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Old 08-31-11, 09:52 PM   #22
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wow very nice
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Old thread revision... will this work on stainless lip??
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Old thread revision... will this work on stainless lip??
I have done the same process on many rims, Jus gotta take ur time with low speeds, otherwise you'll grind off to much and be left with a eye soar;(
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Old 04-05-12, 07:30 AM   #25
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Thanks! I just gave one wheel very, minor curb rash on my, gold vs-xx with, a polished lip.... Almost cried I was pissed! thanks again!!!!!!
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Dude im have to try this the rims i just bought had a lil rash on them. Wish me luck! Ill post pics when im done.
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Old 04-19-12, 05:00 PM   #27
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This is a GREAT and important Write-up !

Thanks for taking the time to compose and post it !

Nice Job !

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thanks, nice write up
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will the process be the same on the flat side of the lip? i have polished lips on my piaa super rozza and the idiot tire guy using the old and ancient machine with the "fingers" to hold the rim in place left several light dimples on the flat side of the lip, (not the bead part). is the process the same?

thanks for an excellent write up

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Old 05-12-12, 04:25 AM   #30
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Nice DIY, too bad it is only good for the polish lip, guess I will just have to drive more carefully
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