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My DIY wheel refurb
#1
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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#2
Watching this closely.
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#3
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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#4
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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#5
definatly need this done on my wheels
Current : 2001 VW VR6 Sharan
Current : 1985 1.8 VW Fox
Ex: 1999 E46 318i Pre-facelift
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#6
What colour you gonna make them, or you leaving them bare?
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#7
so normal paint stripper was fine?
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#8
thats really cool, I wanna do my wheels aswell, I got some buildup.

what paint stripper did you use ?
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#9
I used duram durrastrip, which I got from builders warehouse
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#10
finished in gunmetal, including lips. still need to clear coat

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#11
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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#12
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Current : 2001 VW VR6 Sharan
Current : 1985 1.8 VW Fox
Ex: 1999 E46 318i Pre-facelift
[Image: Highway.jpg]
Never give up on a Dream even if others dont encourage it.
You have the Dream & the desire of it for reason, Follow your heart & you cant go wrong
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#13
Very neat job!!!!Thumbsup2
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#14
Not too shabby hey Nige?Thumbsup2
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#15
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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2003 e46 330d black
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#16
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
Sold all my BMWs
But it wont be the last they hear from me.
Based in CPT with the rest of the stoners.

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#17
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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#18
Drool
Say kabal, I need a rim-job as well!!! Bluebiggrin

Well done dude
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#19
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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#20
Thumbsup2 Stunning! Thumbsup2
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