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Old 06-04-2001, 12:25 AM
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Anyone have success repainting black finished Fuchs wheels? Mine are worn and faded, and I wanted to repaint rather than get the set refinished. What type of surface prep and paint should be used?
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The only company I am aware of that refinishes the Fuchs wheels to perfection is www.wheelenhancement.com. I have seen their work and it is exquisite. Give them a call if you'd like.
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Have to disagree with Viken on this one. Wouldn't go near Wood at Enhancement - the most arrogant individual imaginable. I have heard excellent things about:
HARVEY WEIDMAN 530 534 7903 - supposedly, "the best on the planet".
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While I have heard others describe Robert as arrogant (and, I don't doubt it), he has always been courteous with me in the years I have done business with him. In this case, I was pointing out the quality of his company's work without taking into consideration the owner's personality.
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I'm in the midst of doing this right now. I'm using Wurth paint and clear lacquer, sourced from Car Care Specialties (www.carcarespecialties.com) where they also have lots of good 911 car care articles too. (no affiliation, just satisfied customer).

I got a green 3m masking tape at the local auto parts store...it say number 233 on the inside of the roll. It is stronger than regular masking tape and has some give to it, so you can use it to go around the outside edge of the black area. I found I used about 6"-8" at a time, pressing just the edge on the wheel, that then snip several slices into the remainder of the tape, allowing it to lay down on the curved wheel. Then covered wheel with brown paper (somewhere the recommendation was not to use newspaper to prevent bleed through or something like that). Covered the wheel holes from behind with duct tape. And a Heinz tomato sauce can top fits perfectly in the center of the wheel. I used play dough in the bottom of the lug holes, where I didn't want any paint. The first wheel I did I put down Rustoleum auto primer first, and was disappointed with how rough it came out, requiring quite a bit of wet sanding. Sprayed one light coat of Wurth gloss black wheel paint, wet sanded it, then one more coat, spraying until there was a solid gloss. Let dry for several days. Apply clear lacquer until gloss. Stop, done. The next wheel I'm doing this week will be without the primer...my own experiment to see how well each holds up. Some people don't like the high gloss of the Wurth paint, and prefer a more subdued satin finish. A satin finish plus a clearcoat would look pretty good too.

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Old 06-05-2001, 12:04 PM
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Originally posted by mbj35ex:
<STRONG>Anyone have success repainting black finished Fuchs wheels? Mine are worn and faded, and I wanted to repaint rather than get the set refinished. What type of surface prep and paint should be used?</STRONG>
Before you do the repaint, try some 3m Imperial Hand Glaze (or other light glaze or polish) and follow with wax. This did wonders on my 14 year old Fuchs and really brought back the black color. They came out well enough to win a local concours

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Thanks all for the info........very helpful
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FYI, Robert Wood has retired, but
Wheel Enhancement contintues to
operate. This happened three weeks
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