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SNOWFLAKE VS CHASER RIM

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Snowies are bloody chunky, you'd do well to bend one that's for sure. They're definitely a lot more robust than most aftermarket rims.

That's a good point, I've never seen a buckled one.

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I've never liked how chunky they look, especially on the rim face where it's squared off. I'll let ya's in on a bit of a trick: I bevelled mine off by about 5 mm just to make the face a bit thinner and less chunky. Also makes the distance from the rim to the spokes look less. Made a big difference!

 

Before:

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After (bit hard to see the bevel):

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nah just machining the edges and lip because it looks shithouse,the clear coat has come off and bubbled ,i have orderd the factory gold paint and will be lookin awsome soon.

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OK take this with alot of thought if your not comfortable but you could just fit the bare rims to the rear and jack up the car at both ends and clean the rims with the engine going,car in gear and wheels spinning. Done it before myself :)

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yeahhhh sounds good but im taken em to a company that has done a lot of ESP resto wheels and he does an awsome job,im gettin it done pretty cheap too.

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OK take this with alot of thought if your not comfortable but you could just fit the bare rims to the rear and jack up the car at both ends and clean the rims with the engine going,car in gear and wheels spinning. Done it before myself :)

 

Yep, same! Pull the weights off after marking, hold a bit of 1000 grit on it while idling in 1st gear, then steel wool, then some wheel polish. I also did the bevelled edge this way using a flapper disc on a grinder. I paint wheels this way too.

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Yep, same! Pull the weights off after marking, hold a bit of 1000 grit on it while idling in 1st gear, then steel wool, then some wheel polish. I also did the bevelled edge this way using a flapper disc on a grinder. I paint wheels this way too.

 

I don't feel so bodgy now LOL.

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yeahhhh sounds good but im taken em to a company that has done a lot of ESP resto wheels and he does an awsome job,im gettin it done pretty cheap too.

 

Awesome good luck bro :)

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There is many different snowflakes,about 3 different gold esp types,s pac,ghia,and sportsman,some snowflakes have been stamped as early as 1981 !

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i have 3 1984 esp rims and 2 1982 ones there is a small difference between the two but finding a matching set is quite hard,but not impossible,i have also seen grey xf ghia rims

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