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My DIY wheel refurb
27-10-2010, 06:54 PM
Post: #1
My DIY wheel refurb
So this will be my second wheel refurb, hopefully this one wont take as long as the previous one Bluebiggrin

Havent decided 100% on the final finish yet, but I will get to that Iono

Stripping:

Decided that sanding would take too much arm work, and sandblasting leaves a finish that will require me to sand quite a bit too, so I decided to just strip them.

Bought some paint stripper and paintbrush at builders warehouse, and then some dish scourers at PnP

Before stripper:
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First application working:
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First application scraped off and appying second:
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Bare aluminium:
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1 down, 3 to go...

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27-10-2010, 07:10 PM
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RE: My DIY wheel refurb
Watching this closely.
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27-10-2010, 09:17 PM (This post was last modified: 27-10-2010 09:20 PM by Rennzport.)
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RE: My DIY wheel refurb
uuuh...

bored much Iono

why don't u just have it done by the "pro's" ?
i mean, it's your wheels... not something you will just toss out coz you didn't as good a job as you imagined Thinkerg

Just remember, you might want to sell them in the future
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27-10-2010, 11:03 PM
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RE: My DIY wheel refurb
if it turns out kak, then I can get the pros to do it anyway. I just want to do it. I happen to think that I could do pretty much anything expertly Bluebiggrin

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28-10-2010, 07:08 AM
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RE: My DIY wheel refurb
definatly need this done on my wheels

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28-10-2010, 08:36 AM
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What colour you gonna make them, or you leaving them bare?
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28-10-2010, 08:45 AM
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RE: My DIY wheel refurb
so normal paint stripper was fine?

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28-10-2010, 10:00 AM
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thats really cool, I wanna do my wheels aswell, I got some buildup.

what paint stripper did you use ?

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28-10-2010, 02:57 PM
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RE: My DIY wheel refurb
I used duram durrastrip, which I got from builders warehouse

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24-01-2011, 02:30 PM (This post was last modified: 24-01-2011 02:34 PM by kabal.)
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RE: My DIY wheel refurb
finished in gunmetal, including lips. still need to clear coat

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24-01-2011, 02:38 PM
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Did you spray them yourself or send them in?

If yourself, how about some DIY info after the "bare aluminium" bit ...

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24-01-2011, 02:39 PM
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24-01-2011, 02:48 PM
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Very neat job!!!!Thumbsup2
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24-01-2011, 02:49 PM
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Not too shabby hey Nige?Thumbsup2
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24-01-2011, 02:53 PM
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Quote: I happen to think that I could do pretty much anything expertly

hehe, love the attitude, diy looking good Thumbsup2

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24-01-2011, 02:59 PM
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RE: My DIY wheel refurb
I have a set of 17's from my Motorsport that need a refurb.. Fancy 4 more multi spoke wheels to do? Bluebiggrin

Great work Btw New_shocked

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24-01-2011, 03:04 PM
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Thumbsup2 well done...wana do mine Bluebiggrin

I agree - detailed how to do, BTW what paint is it that you used it looks like a textured type finish.

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24-01-2011, 03:10 PM
Post: #18
RE: My DIY wheel refurb
Drool
Say kabal, I need a rim-job as well!!! Bluebiggrin

Well done dude

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24-01-2011, 03:11 PM
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RE: My DIY wheel refurb
I should of cleared that up Bluebiggrin

after doing some rattle can stuff around the house, I realised it would be very tough to get the finish/quality i wanted.

the other option was to buy a budget compressor and paint kit from makro, but again, not sure of the quality.

anyway, I ended up doing the metal reburb (lips curb rash, scratches, etc) using JB weld.

I then saw some example work done by a place called International Rim Repair in Ottery, very good work, and very reasonable prices.

The paint I custom mixed at cape paint and panel in maitland. It is a base grey with black, about 80/20

So including the cost of the paint, and the job, it was less than the cost of me buying a compressor and paint. Obvs I would also have needed to get primer, and clear, and having never used a gun before, probably a couple of goes. Also sanding is a bitch Bluebiggrin

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24-01-2011, 03:17 PM
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Thumbsup2 Stunning! Thumbsup2

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