108 refurb project - How i did it

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Re: 108 refurb project - How i did it

Post by VENDAR » Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:13 pm

Well then we are back to zero :( I don't want to risk breaking the rims. Since the only reason for splitting is to paint the star and not the bolts i will might as well get the bolts off, paint it and then putt them back on. Will see thought...I will let you know of my actions as soon as i decide!
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Re: 108 refurb project - How i did it

Post by deka » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:17 pm

the stars wil only go on one way as the valve hole need to line up.... as far as removing the bolts, us wd40 take it easy,,, if they are not shift or one is tight soak for a couple of days in wd40 or some other releasing solution and you should have no problems

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Re: 108 refurb project - How i did it

Post by VENDAR » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:47 pm

how did you all of you remove the wheel from the rims? all of you have second set of wheels? :headbang:
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Re: 108 refurb project - How i did it

Post by deka » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:52 pm

i bought the 108 as a second set, so i could take my time to do it, if you just want to paint the stars then you could do one at a time if you wanted
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Re: 108 refurb project - How i did it

Post by Machine monkey » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:47 pm

RJS-Z4 wrote:It's not having a spare, it's being able to get the snapped on out, trust me.

Where did you buy 20 bolts from? Or did you buy a wheel and remove them?
I can drill and tap them out for you. Long drive mind!!!
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Re: 108 refurb project - How i did it

Post by andicole0 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:59 pm

Machine monkey wrote:
RJS-Z4 wrote:It's not having a spare, it's being able to get the snapped on out, trust me.

Where did you buy 20 bolts from? Or did you buy a wheel and remove them?
I can drill and tap them out for you. Long drive mind!!!
As a matter of interest what sort of drill and bit do you use?

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Re: 108 refurb project - How i did it

Post by Luigi_S » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:44 pm

Has anyone had a refurb without splitting? Been quoted £120 for all 4- our garage removes the tyres off there wheels so I've seen a lot of there work and on the most part it's great, but they dont get involved in splitting wheels, am I better off spending more and getting the split?

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Re: 108 refurb project - How i did it

Post by AnttiO » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:36 pm

Hi

I just bought set of 108, needs reconditioning. Project wheels as we say.

Here is couple of pictures about set

http://aor.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Z4+E85+Roadster/108/


I have been thinking this kind of process, please correct me if something is wrong or stupid. Wheels are already in parts, 80 bolts, 4 alloys and 4 stars.

- First through washing
- Then i take wheels to the tyreshop and they check if rims are round and okay.
- I take stars to the professional car paintshop, they estimated about 70-80£ for 4 star repainting (BMW Felgensilber 144 metallic+lacquer)
- If alloys need painting too, i prep those and also take to the paintshop. Same colour + lacquer (only visible side, behind spokes).
- I am still thinking, lips polished or just painted with silver + lacquer.. So basicly, maybe i will get whole wheels painted+stars too with that bmw original colour. It will be not the cheapest option ..
Or.. lips polished + lacquer?
- I assembly wheels using loctite threadlocker.. what is torque for bolts?

What you say or recommend?
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Re: 108 refurb project - How i did it

Post by Sprint » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:09 pm

Don't forget centres are different for fronts and rears.as other comments bolts can be a pig to remove be prepared for grief :driving:
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Re: 108 refurb project - How i did it

Post by AnttiO » Fri Feb 20, 2015 5:04 am

Hi
Bolts are already removed :P

Currently i dont have wheels, i am waiting next week those arrive. Photos which i have, those are from seller.
I update next week when have wheels and those are cleaned.

I have some more questions for this thread:

1. If i decide to paint complete wheels , do i have to protect that contact area where star meets the alloy itself , so there should be not any paint?
2. Is there any trick how i can prep those bolt holes for paintwork, get old paint off..
3. Should i put some silicone or sealang between stars and wheels to avoid water corrosion damage in the future?
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