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1993 Roady-man

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

SIDE BY SIDE..

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GRITS, 220, 400, 600, 1000, 1200, 1500 Then polish by hand.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeThu 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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeThu Dec 07, 2017 8:19 am

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

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

That looks FANTASTIC!
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Here's one with cap.Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Screen14
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeThu 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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeThu 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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeFri 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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeFri 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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeFri 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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeFri 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...

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Really miss this car....

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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeFri 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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeFri 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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeSat 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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeMon 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.

Thanks
Scott B.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeMon 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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeMon 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.

Thanks.

Scott B.
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeMon 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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I might have an extra set
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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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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!!!

Thanks,
Scott B.
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I still love these wheels!
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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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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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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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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   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeThu 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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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeMon Sep 09, 2019 4:47 pm

Hello Roady-man,
I want to put those exact wheels in my car. I have a set but not the lug nuts. The factory ones used for the steel rims are too short and the 1990 nuts are standard.
What did you use?
Thanks, Have a nice day
Nick
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeMon Sep 09, 2019 6:05 pm

if you have a part number go to http://www.chicagoautoparts.us/

if the auto feature on the site doesn't give you anything contact them, that what I did but they only take payment over the phone.

I got a NOS passenger side remote mirror, NOS emergency brake release pull, for my 87 Pontiac and they found some center caps for the locking hubcaps for my Pontiac aswell, though they can also find part numbers too if needed
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeMon Sep 09, 2019 7:37 pm

There are two versions of the wheel. The early ones use a shank lug nut, the later ones use a conical seat like regular wheels. You must look closely at the lug holes and get the right nuts. Any parts store will be able to get you the right ones. Dorman will have them.

Nick in PA wrote:
Hello Roady-man,
I want to put those exact wheels in my car. I have a set but not the lug nuts. The factory ones used for the steel rims are too short and the 1990 nuts are standard.
What did you use?
Thanks, Have a nice day
Nick
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeMon Sep 09, 2019 9:44 pm

Thanks, I have the original lug nuts. They are the ones that are similar to a standard lug nut.
I appreciate the answers,
Thanks fellows,
Nick
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PostSubject: Re: Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims   Polished 1 Buick Turbine rims Icon_minitimeWed Jan 08, 2020 1:03 am

Looks very nice. What polishing product did you use?
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