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Old 12-07-2003, 22:13   #1 (permalink)
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how much to polish EB XR alloys?

Im wondering if anyone has done this and if they got it done proffesionally, how much did it cost them to get each rim done. Please post pics of your results.

Im thinking about getting my rims done (see pics on link below) and wasnt sure what to expect and how much it would cost. Do you guys think the car will look alright with polished XR S-pak 5 spokes? Im not sure.

I am also planning to reting the windows a little darker too to give the car the added effect of pimp spec. Thats ultimately what I want to achieve.

I rang up Extensive Wheel Polishers here in SA and they quoted me $175 a wheel with no protective coating. Is this what I will expect?


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Re: how much to polish EB XR alloys?

At that price, I think you would be better off buying the factory polished rims.
If you polished the S Pack rims, you'll need to replace the centre cap.
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Re: how much to polish EB XR alloys?

Thanks dude. I'll keep that in mind!
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Re: how much to polish EB XR alloys?

spac 5 spokes i get done for around 30-40 a wheel no clear coat

the clear coats get chipped then start to look crap best bet is to polich em with alloy polich by habd every month after you have had them done
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Tyretoaster - did you polish them yourself?
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Re: how much to polish EB XR alloys?

Painstripper to remove the clear coat, then Autosol and alot of elbow grease to polish them, you can use various degrees of sandpaper to fix scratches, 120, then 400, then 600 or 800, then polish as well.

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Re: how much to polish EB XR alloys?

I had my AUII XR8 rims polished for $500, and havn't really touched them now for 2 years, they still look great. Just be sure you want to retain these for a few years (are these 15" or the 16" upgrade?)

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Re: how much to polish EB XR alloys?

They are the 15's TwinPiston. They are the orignal rims from factory with the machined face and painted grey between the spokes, plus they the machined face has a small lip before the painted surface not like the 6cyl s-pack rims which are smooth all over and painted silver.
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Re: how much to polish EB XR alloys?

You maybe better off trying to upgrade to 16" rim which was an option on EB's and find a nice chrome or polish look rim that is different to others. You would be able to get a better handling car if you went to 16" rims without sacrificing ride quality.

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P.S They look a lot meaner with a bigger rim on them as well (My dad had an EB XR6 with the optional 16" rims, it was black with the body kit, looked hot)
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Re: how much to polish EB XR alloys?

Thanks for ya input mate, I'll keep that in mind.
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