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PostSubject: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 20:41

does anyone know how to refurb alloys and paint them matt black/athenticate?

thanks in advance Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 20:51

hey m8 there is a way you can get down to the local halfords and buy some nitro mores and strip the paint off rub them down and respray you will need tyres removed tho as the nitromores will melt them lol
or you can go to buckley anamals and get them diped and powder coated for 180ish quid

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 21:05

vpolo wrote:
hey m8 there is a way you can get down to the local halfords and buy some nitro mores and strip the paint off rub them down and respray you will need tyres removed tho as the nitromores will melt them lol
or you can go to buckley anamals and get them diped and powder coated for 180ish quid

Think you may need to primer first, not sure. Buckley enamellers are friggin excellent and for the price you cant argue

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 21:23

thanks for the info i might have a go myself Smile

do you know what type of paint i need?


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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 21:23

after seeing naths wheels iam getting my mine done there

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 21:23

that i am unsure when i did my p slots i polished them

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 21:29

thanks for the advice think i might go have a browse in halfords bangor on monday an see whats there Smile

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 21:30

wait for mr bread maker he has done a few refurbs he will know the shiznit to use

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 21:32

okay thanks ....also just found out im not getting my car back till monday Sad
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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 21:35

gutted should be a good job then !!!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 21:44

yeh hopefully ...do you know what i could use to cut out the plastic in the grills at the bottom of my bumper? sorry if its off topic but it would just be a waste of a new thread

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySat Oct 11 2008, 23:29

you can get away with using halfords cellulose aerosols and aerosol laqcuer, but 2k paint would be more durable. A good finish is mainly in the preperation, so take your time!! afro
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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySun Oct 12 2008, 00:41

any chance on a what i need and a basic guide tongue ?


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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySun Oct 12 2008, 09:24

going out for most of the day in a mo, i'll do a basic guide when i get back later Wink . Is there any damage on the wheels, curb marks or scuffs??
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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptySun Oct 12 2008, 21:08

not there in very good condition just the wrong colour Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptyMon Oct 13 2008, 17:37

Handy!! Very Happy make sure the wheels are clean before you start, it will make life easier! Rub the whole wheel down with p320-400 grade paper. dont need to go mad, just make sure you get in all the edges and don't leave any shiny bits. If you can get some 3m scotch brite, you can use this to finish the hard to get to places. Clean the wheel with spirit wipe, for this, use 1 cloth (wet with spirit wipe) to clean, and one cloth to dry. Apply primer, i'd probably use aerosol etch primer (available in halfords), start off with a light coat, then two or so decent coats. When dry, rub down with p600-800. Again, you just wanna get the shine off, try not to rub all your primer off, doesn't matter if you go through on a few edges though!! Again, you can finish off with 3m scotchy to get the hard bits. When your happy that everywhere has been rubbed, clean the wheel the same way as before. twice, just to be sure!! your ready for paint.

If you do your rubbing down wet, you'll find your sand paper will last longer, and won't clog up as much.

A lot people don't bother going through the hassle of priming, and jumpstraight into prep for paint, but thats up to you. This guide is just roughly how i'd go about it, different people have different methods, and i'm sure some people will disagree with me on certain things, but it works for me!!

Hope all this helps, and doesn't confuse the hell out of ya! I've probably missed a few things out, so any questions, don't be shy!!

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptyMon Oct 13 2008, 17:40

good tips there mate.. pritty much how id do it!
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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptyMon Oct 13 2008, 17:45

i would nitromores the f**k out of the wheel first then give it a rub down

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptyMon Oct 13 2008, 18:01

vpolo wrote:
i would nitromores the f**k out of the wheel first then give it a rub down

Damn joke removed, think the website ballsed my link up Crying or Very sad

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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptyMon Oct 13 2008, 18:47

thanks alot mate....ill post if i get any problems Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: DIY alloy refurb?   DIY alloy refurb? EmptyMon Oct 13 2008, 21:51

vpolo wrote:
i would nitromores the f**k out of the wheel first then give it a rub down

no need for nitromoors unless your polishing mate Cool
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fer enough Yarr!

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