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Old 02-08-12, 12:48 PM   #46
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sorry to bring this up from the dead, but my new wheels should be here soon and I want to paint the faces. They are 2 piece.

I've read once you take off the bolts you cant use the same ones again, is there any truth to this?
Since its a 2 piece wheel will I have to worry about sealing them once I put the faces back one?
Seems most say torque specs should be from 45-50lbs each bolt.
AND lastly, should I follow some sort of sequence when putting the bolts back in.

thanks guys..
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Old 02-08-12, 12:58 PM   #47
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Bolts can be reused, torque them to manufacturer spec (50ft-lbs sounds high. Rezax was 18ft-lbs I believe). And when reassembling tighten them in a star pattern, similar to lug nuts.
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Old 02-08-12, 01:12 PM   #48
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oh wow, guess ill have to contact volk to torque specs, thanks for the info.

Would you know where I might be able to order new bolts? I want a polished set.
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MC3 Wheels (a vendor here) I bought my polished from. I think they're in Florida too. $1/bolt, they recommended reusing the nuts but they sell them too. Work original bolts were $4/bolt... I had 44 per wheel... Haha couldn't get myself to spend that much to original materials.
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your the man, I just called them and sure enough $1 each and already chrome plated. NICE.
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Old 02-08-12, 01:41 PM   #51
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is it true powdercoating isnt really the best option for aluminum wheels?
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Old 02-08-12, 04:28 PM   #52
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is it true powdercoating isnt really the best option for aluminum wheels?
I heard it weakens the metal for forged wheels, but I've seen a lot of people do it without any issues.

Btw, you better pm what your new wheels are, haha...
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I heard it weakens the metal for forged wheels, but I've seen a lot of people do it without any issues.

Btw, you better pm what your new wheels are, haha...
If done correctly it will not affect it. From what I heard, there is a specific temperature and time to cure the powdercoat. By going to a professional, it will be done right unlike idiots that leave the wheels in the oven for 30 min on 450 degrees.
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reuse you old bolts. there's 44 bolts holding them together and you'll only have a problem if all 44 fail. the torque doesn't matter, as long as their all tight you'll be ok. how do I know? I sit there and watch them put these wheels together and all they do it impact all the bolts/nuts on.
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haha I had read your previous post in this thread where you said that
I will just tighten them till I feel they are in there well. Also does anyone know the size of these bolts?

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can't blame if you took your luck doing this stuff,asking professional to do this will cost you a fortune,just take all precautionary things upon doing this to prevent much bigger problem...+10 on a job well done!
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i just tighten them til they are tight...no torque wrench. Running strong for over 2 years
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Where was this thread 24 hours ago
I should of left the seals together damn...

The wheels we were talking about last year have been long gone, I am now working on rebuild a set of three piece and damn it I knew my seals looked good. However it was my first time doing 3piece so I cut them and now have to spend money having someone reseal them, runout, etc
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no need...do not separate the barrels/lip unless you have to. I put some bolts to hold the barrel and lip together while working on them.
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Chrome is peeling. Redoing wheels again after 6 years.
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