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Self Alloy refurb progress (FAO Middo)



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After the disappointing reaction to the alloys whilst up for sell, i decided to keep 'em and have a little play. The kurb damage to the outter rim isn't too bad, i thought i'd give a refurb as bash. On deciding what colour to do them, i found myself in halfords weighing up my options...in the end i plumbed for my favouritest colour...black! lol But, not just any type of black, BMW Jet black :approve:

Anyways, i set about preparing the wheels, with plenty of corse wet'n'dry for the bad bits and a fine wet'n'dry for the rest of the alloy to give the primer a real nice base. I used the halfords filler primer, which is actually very good, and built up the layers slowly. Once i was happy with the base coat, a fine wet'n'dry to flat off all the surfaces and the top coat was applied.

I still have a lot of work left, inner and laquer etc, but theres the progress shots :)

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I'll get some pics up of the others (when i get around to doing them lol)

Thanks to Middo for the details ;)

Dan
 
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Cheers for the comments all. :)

Hopefully the rest of them will go just as well, can't wait to get them on. (trying to before RWS!!)
 
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For a small fee ;)

So far the paint and bits has cost me £40, and i don't think i need much more paint to finish the job. :)
 
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Justin-172 said:
i would pay you to do mine bud, could get i swap in your old ones type thing going ?
hmmm interesting, as i would have a spare set of alloys...no tyres tho. ;)

I think about it. lol :D
 
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Anythings possible with the right selected paint i'm sure. How bad are they?

I have two baddly kurbed ones to do, which i have some filler for, so i'll see how that goes and how difficult/easy it proves to be. Never done it before, but can't be too difficult. :)
 
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looks good danny! glad to see u when for the filler primer will have a close inspection at trax though ;)
 
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Middo said:
looks good danny! glad to see u when for the filler primer will have a close inspection at trax though ;)
I'll bring an example mark...only done one so far and its only the face and its not laquers, so far from the finished article, so go easy on me! lol
 
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Justin-172 said:
add me on msn and i will take some pics then send them to you later ?

snowblader_02@hotmail.com

you going to trax on sunday ?
Yep, i'll be at Trax - can't miss my car. lol

Unfortunately mate i'm not on msn and i haven't got an internet connection at home atm, so won't be able to pick up any emails to Monday (dan.fsdl@yahoo.co.uk). I'll pm you my mob number. :)

I'll bring the above alloy to Trax tho, so you can see it in it prep'd state (far from finished).

Ta,
Dan
 
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nah the laquer will be fine as its cellulose. You just need to leave them for as long as possible for the laquer to fully cure
 

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dannyboy172 said:
Anythings possible with the right selected paint i'm sure. How bad are they?

I have two baddly kurbed ones to do, which i have some filler for, so i'll see how that goes and how difficult/easy it proves to be. Never done it before, but can't be too difficult. :)
Lookin good mate . Its pretty easy to do isn't it . I refurbed a really badly kerbed alloy ,with big gouges in it . I filled it with some of this stuff :

http://www.paints4u.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=320

Halfords sell it in smaller tins for about £6.00 , it drys really hard and is easy to sand down .
 


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