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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.

Brent



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