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Old 01-20-2012, 02:48 AM
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So I have just been reading the threads about refinishing wheels but I could not find anything ruf specific. I just picked up a set of ruf 19's and 2 of the wheels have minor curb rash (one is 2' long and the other is only 1/4 long), it goes down to the metal but quite smooth. I was thinking of following the steps in:

https://rennlist.com/forums/993-foru...ferrerid=37334
(wheel curb rash repair photos, thread).
The scrapes are so minor I don't think I need wheel filler, but I was wondering what type of primer I need, and what type of paint and clear to use? I know the colour is hyper silver. Can I just get it mixed at a paint shop and get it in a spray can? Any help would be greatly appreciated

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I would just take them locally to Greens or Panther for refinishing. The hyper silver color is quite tricky. I had the same wheel refinished by Ruf in Germany and it still did not come out perfect and it did not match the other three wheels.
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What 993Carrera said. I had a set of MY02s professionally painted with hyper silver, and they had runs around the inside lip. I had words with the shop owner, but no satisfactory resolution. I wouldn't try to paint with hyper silver myself, or have the wheels painted by a shop that couldn't show a previous perfect set that they had painted with it.
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Originally Posted by BobbyT View Post
I had a set of MY02s unprofessionally painted with hyper silver, and they had runs around the inside lip.
Fixed.

Regardless, maddening.


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Glad you picked up that set - I have a few upset people emailing me that they have been sold... :-)

Good luck andrew, thy hypersilver is very hard to match. I tried the Wurth paint, its close but not quite, and various other brands. As I showed you, because its a multistage process and translucent paints, its hard to duplicate.

I would use Panther - they have done work on my RUF's and they turned out great.

As i also told you, be prepared to pay - I seem to remember a refinish is about $280/wheel ; make sure they include the dismount/mount/balance in their quotation.

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Ruf sells the Hyper silver paint... $250/qt. Its almost enough to do 8 wheels. Bradford & I had our wheels professionally done with this paint several years ago. They came out quite nice. Mine have a few scratches now, and I found a wheel shop locally that claims they can paint hyper silver for a nominal extra charge. Hmmmm.
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I thought that hypersilver was not a single stage paint, but relies on a dark undercoat and semi-translucent top coat + clear. If this is wrong, please correct me....
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Originally Posted by Mike J View Post
I thought that hypersilver was not a single stage paint, but relies on a dark undercoat and semi-translucent top coat + clear. If this is wrong, please correct me....
You are correct... the hyper silver topcoat is like water.
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So what are they selling by the quart, all three paints (undercoat, color, top)?
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Originally Posted by Mike J View Post
So what are they selling by the quart, all three paints (undercoat, color, top)?
Just the hyper silver... the rest are just standard paints.
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996Carrera,
Dropped you a pm re the bumpers if andewlunka not interested. Regards.
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Originally Posted by ca993twin View Post
You are correct... the hyper silver topcoat is like water.
Yeah, that's why it looks so amazing, almost liquid when it's finished Marc at 9m told me that several manufacturers have used it on wheels including BMW and Mercedes and if you know the codes, the prices vary.
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As the guys said, the hypersilver is just the top coat. As with everything else, everything is in the prep work. The best way to do it is to prepare the wheels so that they are nice and smooth with low grit paper. Then paint them with high gloss black paint. then polish the wheels so the become like a mirror and then aplly a thin layer of the hypersilver. Many manufacturers have this kind of hyper silver, not only RUF. The TurboS silver is done in the same way.
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I was one of them ready to buy those RUFs but was out of town for work this week, I'm assuming those are the ones with Pirelli Pzero Rossos on them. Congrats!

Andrew I'm assuming you picked up a TT now?
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Originally Posted by Mike J View Post
I thought that hypersilver was not a single stage paint, but relies on a dark undercoat and semi-translucent top coat + clear. If this is wrong, please correct me....
That is what I was told too. The Hyper Silver (an expensive paint product from the UK) is laid down on a black primer then clearcoated.
I have used Panther in the past but last year I used Nu-Brite and I couldn't be happier with the results and the price.

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