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Old 10-14-2013, 03:16 PM   #52
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Rim clear paint spray Help.

I want to add some gloss to my 1LE wheels. Considering coating with a spray clear coat paint. I don't know what kind of paint GM used on the wheels. I enamel, lacquer etc.

Any thoughts on paint to use, how to do it or has anyone done this?

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Old 10-14-2013, 03:55 PM   #53
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Don't do it! Just wax them with Sweet Wheel Wax sold on autogeek.net. At least try it before making a permanent change. Just my 2 cents

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Old 10-14-2013, 04:04 PM   #54
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I will try that, but

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Don't do it! Just wax them with Sweet Wheel Wax sold on autogeek.net. At least try it before making a permanent change. Just my 2 cents

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I probably will take advice. What is so good about sweet wheel wax?

Are you saying to use wax first because I might not like gloss or because the clear coat paint may screw up the original paint, or because it's hard to do and I might screw it up.

wow that was alot of questions.

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Old 10-14-2013, 04:56 PM   #55
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I probably will take advice. What is so good about sweet wheel wax?

Are you saying to use wax first because I might not like gloss or because the clear coat paint may screw up the original paint, or because it's hard to do and I might screw it up.

wow that was alot of questions.

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1st. The wax is temp in case you don't like the gloss.

2nd. The wax is cheap. .. if you don't like it.

3rd. If you do like it, it's cheap to maintain.

4th. It only adds a little gloss without making them "shinny."

5th. It resist brake dust and makes the wheels easier to clean.

6th. I don't know your skill level so I don't know how it would turn out if you did it.

Good luck either way.

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Old 10-14-2013, 05:28 PM   #56
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1st. The wax is temp in case you don't like the gloss.

2nd. The wax is cheap. .. if you don't like it.

3rd. If you do like it, it's cheap to maintain.

4th. It only adds a little gloss without making them "shinny."

5th. It resist brake dust and makes the wheels easier to clean.

6th. I don't know your skill level so I don't know how it would turn out if you did it.

Good luck either way.

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Great answers. I agree with all you have said and just ordered the wax.

My real concern with the clear coat paint is that it might react with the current paint on the wheels.

I read some great reviews for the product you recommended, thanks

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Old 10-23-2013, 02:40 PM   #57
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Great answers. I agree with all you have said and just ordered the wax.

My real concern with the clear coat paint is that it might react with the current paint on the wheels.

I read some great reviews for the product you recommended, thanks

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Sorry it took so long to respond back. My biggest concern with the clear coat idea is that rattle can paint work very rarely turns out as good in the real world as it looked in our heads. At least that's been my experience. If you decide to go that way down the road I would highly recommend getting a paint shop to do it for you. Their paint products are going to last longer, look better, and if there are any mistakes made you have someone other than the guy in the mirror to holler at and have fix it. I know I only tend to see the small errors in my own work so it would drive me insane if it didn't turn out perfect. I might not see an issue someone else did.

Again, my 2 cents.

Hope you like the wax, I do.

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Old 10-23-2013, 10:34 PM   #58
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Need help!!!!

I wanna get rims and tires for my 1le for the winter I want all season because it doesn't snow much I need to know the exact tire and rim size that I need? I wanna get the stock ss wheels so what size rims and tires do I need
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:34 PM   #59
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Sorry it took so long to respond back. My biggest concern with the clear coat idea is that rattle can paint work very rarely turns out as good in the real world as it looked in our heads. At least that's been my experience. If you decide to go that way down the road I would highly recommend getting a paint shop to do it for you. Their paint products are going to last longer, look better, and if there are any mistakes made you have someone other than the guy in the mirror to holler at and have fix it. I know I only tend to see the small errors in my own work so it would drive me insane if it didn't turn out perfect. I might not see an issue someone else did.

Again, my 2 cents.

Hope you like the wax, I do.

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What the heck is this, I put out a post and you take all these days to reply, hell man. LOL

Seriously though, I got the wax and will try this weekend. I will wait to do any painting to the wheels and have them done professionally.

Great advice and thanks for your time

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Old 10-24-2013, 03:22 PM   #60
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Someone asked and I didnt see it answered....what do the 1LE WHEELS ONLY weigh? Not with tire....JUST the 10" and 11" wheel.

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Old 10-25-2013, 04:15 PM   #61
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SUXXOST, I found this thread in the ZL1 forum that has ZL1 wheel weights (post #3). http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...k+wheel+weight

I scoured the web and that's all I could come up with for wheel weight. Perhaps someone has weighed their wheels and wouldn't mind sharing!
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:27 AM   #62
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Michellin Pilot Sport AS3

This is a good price.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:56 PM   #63
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I just got mine about a week ago for $309 each at Discount Tire. I told them that's how much CostCo wanted for them and they price matched them without question.

AWESOME tire by the way.
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Old 10-27-2013, 03:59 PM   #64
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SUXXOST, I found this thread in the ZL1 forum that has ZL1 wheel weights (post #3). http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...k+wheel+weight

I scoured the web and that's all I could come up with for wheel weight. Perhaps someone has weighed their wheels and wouldn't mind sharing!
Awesome...thanks!

P.S. Wikipedia FTL.....wouldnt trust them with a recipe for toast.
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Old 10-30-2013, 05:25 PM   #65
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What spray or foam do you all use on your 1LE rims? It took me longer to clean the rims than it did my whole car. Any advise will help.
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Old 10-30-2013, 08:29 PM   #66
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just any FYI these are absurdly expensive to ship. wheels tires mounted was 421 from south texas to AZ
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Old 10-31-2013, 02:59 AM   #67
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Has anybody measured how much inboard clearance is available up front after negative camber is max'd?
Thinking of getting one of these for autocross, wanted to see how feasible it would be to run a 305-19 up front, how much room there is for more width.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:14 PM   #68
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Just wondering if anyone has bought an extra set of rims and tires and had a problem with the TPMS linking up with the second set of rims and wheels? I'm about to buy a complete set of rims and wheels for winter driving and was wondering if anyone had any problems. Also what did you guys use as your second set of TPMS? Thanks for your help and time.
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