Mercedes SLK Class All Mercedes SLK Roadsters.

r170 spider webbing of the wheel finish

  #1  
Old 12-11-2016, 01:16 AM
Senior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: heaven on earth, the s. Oregon coast
Posts: 756
Default r170 spider webbing of the wheel finish

especially around the lug bolt holes and the area around the wheel cap. so I try to sanding it down to the polished alloy and then just re-clear coat the wheel. forget that, it's faux. I don't know how they can make that machined finish look with spray on what ever. At this point I was into it, I took it down to the real bare metal and tried matching at least the color. A real pain, prep is everything. I masked the area off and used an exacto-knife in place of a pencil in a compass, used an old center cap with a small hole in the middle for the compass pen, cut out a circle in the masking tape and sprayed on a close silver with a clear coat. Is was ok. knowing now, I would have just used the silver to touch up just the spider webbing. I find that buying a spray color, spraying into the lid, then using a decent artist paint brush to touch up is neater, but has to be done in a few coats. I ended up getting a re-finished wheel for $143 including shipping, plus mounting and balancing. it looks pretty good. it isn't a perfect match, but close. it's better in someway. seller on ebay chicagowa 800 486 0931
 

Last edited by brookings; 12-21-2016 at 03:11 AM.
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
plopresti
For Sale / Trade Classifieds
0
10-28-2008 02:06 PM
bazzle
Mercedes SLK Class
2
11-20-2006 12:32 PM
MidnightBlueNeon
Brand News, Concepts, Rumors and Future Models
7
09-22-2006 08:01 PM
gunsmoses
Private 'Wanted' Classifieds
0
02-17-2005 09:40 PM
Flyingphil
Other
2
11-09-2004 05:55 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: r170 spider webbing of the wheel finish


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.