BBS RX2 (GTI Split Rims) Refurb Guide

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Postby pip_polo » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:23 pm

what have people done with the bolts to clean them up?

mine are all skabby in the threads with locktite i'm guessing.. is there anything i can soak them in?

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Postby Trottagti » Thu Sep 18, 2008 4:53 pm

thinners or even petrol does the job,

Erm white spirit!

Or just a good scrub with a wire brush dude!

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Postby pip_polo » Thu Sep 18, 2008 5:55 pm

does anybody want a job of polishing mine? i'm bored of it.

i might get them powdercoated red like the above picture 8)

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Postby Trottagti » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:01 pm

No stick with it its worth it pal lol!

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Postby pip_polo » Fri Sep 19, 2008 4:25 pm

i've done 1/4 of a wheel and only just removed the pitting after about 3 hours work lol.

i'll get some pics of how bad they are :lol:

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Postby chapip » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:09 pm

what are peoples thoughts on putting rubber/metal grommets in each hole of the centre section before bolting the two sections together? to stop the powder coating cracking through over tightening.

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Postby Trottagti » Thu Jul 09, 2009 7:22 pm

The wheels wont sit flush at all mate, u need just silocone paste or some sealent to stop the corrosion creeping back but like wipe it in and wipe out most off it, i was told not to put anything in as it will make the wheel run untrue i rekon mate!

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Re: GTI split rim refurb - cleaned up post

Postby bstardchild » Thu Dec 30, 2010 2:38 pm

All picture links fixed.

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Postby sep » Sun May 29, 2011 12:16 pm

superb guide, just what ive been looking for.

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Postby bstardchild » Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:40 pm

sep wrote:superb guide, just what ive been looking for.


Happy to help :wink:

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Re: GTI split rim refurb

Postby KPerryGTi » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:26 pm

This is probably gonna sound really stupid... but can you still do the paint stripping with the tyres still on? if you cover the tyres and are really carefull... or is that a stupid question? lol

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GTI split rim refurb

Postby HD9POLOGTi » Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:59 am

Wouldnt take the risk tbh

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Postby Dirtbiker525 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:07 am

Did anyone get the PDF before megaupload was shut down? :lol: I

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Postby bstardchild » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:13 am

Dirtbiker525 wrote:Did anyone get the PDF before megaupload was shut down? :lol: I


I have a copy and I've replied to your PM but as the picture links are fixed there is no need for a pdf

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Postby bstardchild » Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:13 am

HD9POLOGTi wrote:Wouldnt take the risk tbh


Paint stripper doesn't touch normally hurt rubber but you are never gonna get a good finish in the edge of the rim with the tyres on and inflated but you coukd break the bead and push the sidewall away


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