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Re: M5 wheels (archive)

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Posted by Brent on April 02, 2002 at 13:11:30:

In Reply to: Re: M5 wheels posted by Mel A on April 01, 2002 at 17:57:03:

I did what you are trying to do. I replaced the fan covers with throwing star covers. You will need new screws for the throwing star covers (.75 each). Check the archives and you will find a webpage where they list several pages on the throwing star covers. You will strip the screw getting the old covers off so be prepared for a trip to sears to take out the stripped screw. This happens because the aluminum is so soft. DO not use an alan wrench you need a twelve point wrench (10 at a part store). I painted all four of my rims but I did it by: power washing the old prims off, cleaning the rims with industrial cleaner which removed the old paint, took off all four tires and painted inside a room where the temperature was 90+. Two coats of silver paint and two coats of clearcoat. Cost about $50 all together in paint but at least 3 hours per rim to do a good job. The throwing star covers are about 98 for star and 20 for the center cap.

Hope this helps,
The end result changes the entire look of the car.


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