: ASA Finishing Restoration



CateraMV6
02-25-09, 09:11 PM
I was looking online and I happend to spot the ASA Rvolution wheels...
http://www.tirerack.com/images/wheels/asa/swap/asa_ar1_ci3_l.jpg

This is what mine look like at the moment... heavy brake dust, salt and road grime has caused the finish to dull and the clear coat to begin peeling off...

I will post pictures when they are complete...

For now I am switching from the winter wheels to the "spring/fall" wheels... and in a few short months to the summer wheels... LOL

Before...
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/DSCN0757.jpghttp://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/DSCN0759.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/DSCN0756.jpghttp://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/DSCN0758.jpg


THe new pictures will be up in a few days... I hope no crazy snow storms come my way while I am fixing them up...

CateraMV6
02-25-09, 09:12 PM
Well I thought it was going to be a lot more work then it really was...

I got some wet sand paper... 800 to start off.. moved to 1500 and 2000... then some aluminum polish that my girl got me for valentines day... and this is the result...


TADAAAAAA!!!!
http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/IMG00535.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/IMG00534.jpg

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n50/CateraMV6/IMG00532.jpg

The other three I will try to get done tomorrow!

98 Catera
02-25-09, 09:18 PM
wow, good job. Looks good. Anyone know anyone selling something like these or stock chrome ones? I currently have the stock "painted" wheels.

CateraMV6
02-25-09, 09:48 PM
I think ebay has chrome ones every now and then... I have a second set of the 17" SPORT wheels if you are interested... I have 3 of the refinished... the forth one I am working on but those will be good to take and powdercoat or something... let me know!...

98 Catera
02-25-09, 10:11 PM
what do the "sport" ones look like? i just got my catera a few weeks ago and dont know what the sport wheels look like. pic please...

CateraMV6
02-25-09, 11:16 PM
The pictures above are of the ASA wheels on teh left and the OEM SPORT wheels on the right... they are five star look like SS wheels...

98 Catera
02-25-09, 11:41 PM
oh,ok. yea i like them. how much and where are you located? you said 3 of them are painted and 1 isn't?

CateraMV6
02-26-09, 07:03 AM
I am in Detroit area... the 3 of them I stripped and repainted due to some bad scratches... the forth one has few scratches, some curbrash and I will get around to it as well...

I was going to use them but I was planning to respray some color matched paint with a spray gun but been so busy lately no time for that... so I think I will sell them all ready to go for 350$...

98 Catera
02-26-09, 11:07 AM
Were they ever on Cateras or were they just on Opels?

CateraMV6
02-26-09, 11:26 AM
Yep the OEM SPORT wheels were on all 2000 and 2001 Cateras with the SPORT Option.... they have a stiffer suspention and a few other things such as brakes and different interior and OEM HIDs...

Otherwise now that I am thinking the current wheels the ones on the pictures are also for sale... with the tires... which have around 8000mi on them... I think I will be asking 600$ for those...

CateraMV6
02-26-09, 11:32 AM
Pre FACE LIFT
NON SPORT.
http://static.images.carracing.com/nctdi/99catera.jpg

SPORT
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/1990-1999-cadillac-18.jpg


2000-UP
NON SPORT
http://www.motorera.com/cadillac/cad2000/2000/catera3.jpg

SPORT
http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/2000-2008-cadillac-5.jpg


OPTIONS...

Deluxe Package : leather seating areas, power 8-way passenger seat adjuster, 3-person memory/personalization including driver seat, interior and exterior mirrors, audible/visible theft-deterrent system, and garage door opener.

Sport Package : manual adjusting Sport front bucket seats, leather seating areas, gray accent instrument panel, audible/visible theft-deterrent system, Xenon High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlights, rear spoiler, 17" x 7.5" Sport aluminum wheels, P235/45R17 performance tires, Sport suspension with modified springs and dampers.
Preferred package : leather seating areas.
Sunroof : power, sliding glass panel with express open/close feature

Sunshade : power, rear window

Wheels : 16" x 7" chrome finished cast-aluminum

98 Catera
02-26-09, 02:25 PM
Thanks for showing me the differece. I do really like those 2000+ sport wheels, they look exactly like chevy SS wheels. If you want to take them to DTW usairways terminal and put them on the next PHL flight ill take em off you. lol

CateraMV6
02-26-09, 02:29 PM
I am sure that we can arrange something....

Now are you talking about the ones with the tires on them or the other ones... ?

I have two sets and will probably try to sell both of them...

The set of wheels (no tires) will get repainted and will be in like new condition!... but I will need some time for that...

98 Catera
02-26-09, 06:46 PM
do the rims thats have tires on them have any curb rash or scratches?