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alloy wheels refurbed

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by FranA3, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. FranA3
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    just thought i would post a few pics of a set of alloys wheels i recently refurbed took me a long time to do them but the results speak for themselfs really
    before shots
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    and after refurbing was done
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    nice one fella look great

    volvo tho???:uhm:
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    yeah i know just showing some wheels that i refurbed thats all matey
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    Good work Fran
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    thank god for tha lol thought u were putting them on ur a3 then lol
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    haha no dont worrys they arent big enough lmao
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    looks like a real nice finish there mate
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    Wow, really good finish, did you do them yourself, if so what method did you use?
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    Blooming heck! You did that yourself??? Good job mate! They look mint! I need to get mine done on my S3.
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    Nice job you have done on those mate
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    Nice bit of work there Fran! They look absolutely spot on, well done you! :)

    Paulie x
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    I think alot of the guys are not aware you have professinal equipment at your disposal Fran haha, nevertheless for start to finish thats quite a job
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    thanks all i did them myself yes they took me blooming ages to rub down as i didnt want to score the alloy faces with the grinder we use on the edges of the alloys as the faces are flatish , im just showing waht i can do thats all really lol im thinking about doing alloy wheels as part of my detailing i do outside of work but its still in the planning stage at the mo got to do all the figures and work it out if its worth me doing it or not :)
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    what i basicly did was jsut rub them down with 120 grit paper then 500 grit then 1500 grit to get a nice smooth finish to the damaged parts then rubbed down the good bits so they have a nice key so the paint sticks better , grey primer , bmw titan silver base coat , 4 coats of clear coat everything done with rattle cans no pro paint guns at all all but hand it took me in total about 10 hours to do all 4 wheels and by the time they were fini i didint have much in the way of finger prints left lmao
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    I have just done the same with my S3 alloys - this time i took my time and got a really good finish
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    good man if you take your time the finish is so much better at the end rushing them just doesnt seam to get the same finish at all prep work is only half the story the painting has alot to do with it too
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    Thanks for the step by step will give this a go on mine fran. If I have some kerbed quite badly and need to fill them what filler is OK to use?
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    no probs mate , normal body filler should be ok to use just try not to use too much of it if you get me
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    Cheers fella will give this a go when I have some time off work
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