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Painting/refurbishing alloy wheels.

Chriscooke Apr 13, 2012

  1. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    I have a spare set of wheels that came with my QTS. They have been powder coated in a graphite colour in the past but are in need of a once over again. Can I rub them down and spray them or will they need another visit to a specialist?

    If I can spray what process should I follow?

    Ally primer? - Base Coat - lacquer?

    Any tips welcomed as i've only ever painted small parts in the past.
     
  2. jamie226bhp

    jamie226bhp Member

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    Need to strip all the powder coat off reall so easiest way is to get them sand blasted etc
     
  3. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Ah well that makes my life easier in a way I guess. If they have to get blasted i'll just get them coated again. Now I need to decide on a colour. Graphite grey again or satin black, hmmmmm.
     
  4. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    I was debating on loads of differant colours silver grey and even white but didnt want black as the cars black so wanted something differant so went to a local paint shop near work 'colourtone' in stockport.

    Looked at there colours and just picked one that i had in my head and was pleased with the outcome to say it was the first attempt at painting anything really did rush them a bit and need doing again soon but for £40 i was chuffed.

    Heres them finished
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  5. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Mine is nogaro blue so the dark rim works pretty well I think :) Where did you get the Quattro stickers?

    The rims I have are still bolleros (sp?) but are a different offset to the standard qts rims. I believe they are off an audi 80 convertable :)
     
  6. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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  7. Chriscooke

    Chriscooke Clueless!

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    Cheers for the link mate, think i'll be copying that idea if you don't mind :blush:
     
  8. Bradderz_1988

    Bradderz_1988 Dont replace it, Upgrade it !!

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    Your more than welcome mate just make sure you lacquer over them as i forgot to so ended up just sticking them on lol
     

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