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Old 05-18-2013, 02:54 AM
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The rims on our 1998 Accord ex are pretty scraped up they are the aluminum alloy ones. Any one repaint theirs? and will other year accord rims fit as long as the lug nut number is the same 4 vs 5? are they all the same width?
 
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:55 AM
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Check youtube videos on the subject "how to repair aluminum rims".

I don't know about interchanging rims from different years. It should work as long as rim diameter is same.

good luck
 
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I've been looking at other Honda's, a lot of nice rims on other models and other some on older accords. . Looks like some pretty cool stock alloy rims on years past. The 1998 one look blah even when not banged up. Maybe if I painted them all chrome or something. I'll search for pics. I see a lot of cool aftermarket ones, but I was hoping to not spent anything near $ 75- $100 per rim to replace. anyone as cheap as me have any luck?
 
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Old 05-19-2013, 11:35 AM
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Craigslist would be your best bet for used rims. But anything new is going to cost you at least that much
 
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Old 05-19-2013, 01:33 PM
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yep, you're right, I went to craigs list. I was quickly overwhelmed with rims , all sizes. A few actually stated they were off of accords, others said " will fit all 4 lug cars" I'm guessing if I stay with 15"( That's width I think.) I will not have off set issues? Anyone know off hand what sizes will fit without alteration? Right now the tires are bad too. they are 195/65/R15. I will need tires also. It would be a good time to swap tires and rims.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, I'm cleaning the old alloy rims, in case I paint them. They have years of brake dust and crud on them. I picked the car up used (very) a few months ago, and am slowly fixing dozens of things. Any home remedies for cleaning? I've already been through several bottles of wheel cleaner,...slow process thanks for any ideas!
 
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Old 05-19-2013, 07:00 PM
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Your car is a 4-cylinder right?



If it is, your lug pattern is 4x114.3. Any wheels with that pattern will bolt up.
 
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Yep, thankx, I'll keep looking.I may go to a local junkyard this week. They said they have about 12 accords,but didn't say what rims.
 
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still no replacement rims, no $ to play with.. anyone got any tips for cleaning yearssss of brake dust and grime off my originals? I've been working at it, but major amount still on it. Sprays don't seem to remove them, and a wire brush will ruin the already bad finish...
 
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Have you tried brake cleaner yet?
Might make the clear coat a little weird looking if you leave it on, but theoretically should dissolve the brake dust right quick. Worked like a charm on my Festiva's tiny Enkeis
 
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I had to get new tires,yesterday. I went pretty cheap with "Hercules" never heard of them, but the price was right. I will try brake cleaner! I have some spray left from last brake job I did on wifes minivan, never thought of it? Do all these alloy rims have a clear coat? mine look pretty beat, not shiney except a few places.
 

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