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PostSubject: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:02 am

Hi,

Well i thought i would do a little write up on my DIY back garden wheel re-furb. I bought these wheels very cheap from some guy who had them on a combo van and did not know what they were.

Three of the wheels were in pretty good condition so i did not want to spend the money to get them refurbed yet as i plan to get all for done at the same time in the long run if i keep the wheels.

one of the wheels had impact damage the lip had bent and the outer lip had spots of metal missing so i thought why not ill have a go myself.

I initially gave the one damaged wheel to SPEEDWELLS in birmingham they offered to straighten the lip for cheap and they did a good job IMO for cheap aswell.

I was then left with the following.





I sanded back the metal first and was suprised at how easy alloy is to sand down and smooth, i then purchased some metal epoxy resin (chemical resin) to fill the dents and gaps reccomended on many websites for wheel refurbs.

Gave the stuff and hour to dry and then sanded it all down.











Next step was to mask off and start with the primer.







I gave the primer 24 hours to set before starting with the top layer of colour.







I just need to blend the fresh layer of paint after removing the masking tape with some fine sand paper and need to add a few clear coats then smooth it down with some rubbing compound i ran out of white paint, could have done with one more coat IMO but for a short term fix im happy with the outcome.

Blended the paint in today added the decals and finished off with a few clear cloats.






Over for a home job im happy with the outcome it could have been better but i ran out of paint Sad so i just made do with what i had next is to find a tyre and put them on my teg!


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PostSubject: Re: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:11 am

WOW!

nice writup tesh, and nice find.
I was going to mension the step from old paint to new but seems like you have it covered

nice work

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PostSubject: Re: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:14 am

good work tesh! can't wait to see them on, lightweight wheels on that bitch finally!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:16 am



anyone?......

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PostSubject: Re: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:17 am

too easy?

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PostSubject: Re: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:22 am

HA only a matter of time, couldnt really find a colour match as the wheels were like an off faded white ill update tomorrow with stickers attached and few clear coats. i do feel i could have done them way better but if they look good on car i will save up a little and get a proper powder coating done.
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PostSubject: Re: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:27 am

Wow tesh these look amazing dude, these for the teg?
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PostSubject: Re: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:29 am

Nice returd on the wheels Smile
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PostSubject: Re: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:32 am

LIKE WHOA! they look sweet, should look good on the teg with a little more drop!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 9:17 am

lol, hard and fast, first thing i thought when seeing this was you tesh funnily enough

haha

but fair play

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PostSubject: Re: DIY wheel refurd    Fri 01 Apr 2011, 8:34 pm

nice write-up tesh
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