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PostSubject: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Wed Dec 06, 2017 6:41 pm

SIDE BY SIDE..





GRITS, 220, 400, 600, 1000, 1200, 1500 Then polish by hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:22 am

Nice. Someone should have done this awhile ago.


Love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:19 am

Very nice! Did you clearcoat?
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:20 am

Nope no clear. Thinking about though.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:29 am

That looks FANTASTIC!
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:16 pm

Here's one with cap.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:23 pm

I wouldn't clear those. They look too good.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:50 pm

I hear you. I don't mind laboring to keep them looking this good.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:23 am

My memory is fuzzy...I thought there was a much smaller cap? I like that one,just dont remember seeing it before. scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:01 am

There were 2 options big bolt pattern cars 5 on 5 got this style cap while 4.75 bolt pattern cars got smaller cap. We use corvette caps now and change emblem.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:37 am

Now you gotta do like Mike did and paint the inserts black... then you've got a perfect wheel.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:53 pm

I'm kind torn.  I had it both ways, with the bare grey and then painted.   I kind of liked the grey...




Really miss this car....

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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:52 pm

I like the small cap look. The darker center color sets them off.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Fri Dec 08, 2017 2:25 pm

I'd be painting those like yesterday with that polish. It'll reflect more.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:08 pm

Did you notice how much the polished rim makes the dark charcoal so light? All rims were painted the same color. I didn't want black and I didn't want argent when I painted them years ago.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:53 am

I do like the polished look. I may have to tackle that at some point.

For now, I'm looking for a source for two center caps for my newly acquired 87.

Any ideas or sources would be greatly appreciated. Even an OEM part number to narrow the search would be helpful.

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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:49 am

Two big caps one side, two Vette caps on the other for now!
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:11 am

That could be the ticket!!

What year(s) Vette caps work for this application.

Sorry for the (probably) rehashed questions. Newly back into this world.

I've spent 20 years with my '66 Thunderbird and many Jeep projects for my kids.

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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:24 am

I believe it's these ones:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1982-Corvette-C3-Wheel-Center-Cap-with-Emblem-NEW-SET-4-Except-Collector/371783218617?epid=2109895669&hash=item569001b5b9:g:9tIAAOSwrwxZ4SDZ&vxp=mtr

You're a Buick decal away from excellence at that point.

Mike (81X11) will surely chime in and let you know if I'm right or not
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:35 am

I might have an extra set
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:51 am

1993 Roady-man wrote:
I might have an extra set

Which ones do you have?  The big Buick caps or the smaller Vette caps?
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:53 am

RedandBlack wrote:
I believe it's these ones:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1982-Corvette-C3-Wheel-Center-Cap-with-Emblem-NEW-SET-4-Except-Collector/371783218617?epid=2109895669&hash=item569001b5b9:g:9tIAAOSwrwxZ4SDZ&vxp=mtr

You're a Buick decal away from excellence at that point.

Mike (81X11) will surely chime in and let you know if I'm right or not

These are what I thought, but good to be able to verify. I think that I found the right decals too!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:38 pm

I still love these wheels!
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:38 pm

sjb6741 wrote:
1993 Roady-man wrote:
I might have an extra set

Which ones do you have?  The big Buick caps or the smaller Vette caps?

Big Buick ones
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:42 am

1993 Roady-man wrote:
sjb6741 wrote:
1993 Roady-man wrote:
I might have an extra set

Which ones do you have?  The big Buick caps or the smaller Vette caps?

Big Buick ones

I'll PM you.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Wed May 02, 2018 9:13 pm

sjb6741 wrote:
1993 Roady-man wrote:
sjb6741 wrote:
1993 Roady-man wrote:
I might have an extra set

Which ones do you have?  The big Buick caps or the smaller Vette caps?

Big Buick ones

I'll PM you.
Well, they arrived today, cleaned up nicely and really look great.

Also replaces right rear taillight lens.

Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Wed May 02, 2018 11:51 pm

sjb6741 wrote:
sjb6741 wrote:
1993 Roady-man wrote:
sjb6741 wrote:
1993 Roady-man wrote:
I might have an extra set

Which ones do you have?  The big Buick caps or the smaller Vette caps?

Big Buick ones

I'll PM you.
Well, they arrived today, cleaned up nicely and really look great.

Also replaces right rear taillight lens.

Thanks.

Glad I could help.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Thu May 03, 2018 5:15 am

Thanks 1993 Roady-man.

I’ll be in touch on other parts. My needs may be greater than I imagined.
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