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TTrS alloy wheel refurb.

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by benh999, Feb 28, 2012.

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    [Feb 28, 2012]
    Folks, I have got a nice set of genuine TTRsS alloys. All perfectly straight however could do with a refurb. On two of them the paint is coming off right back to the original alloy material.

    What is the best way to strip these rims back to bare metal doing the job myself.

    Ben
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    [Feb 28, 2012]
    I believe the term is sand blasting
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    Nilz Defo worth the wait :)

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    Dude, I see you are in the Midlands, myself and Jojo had our wheels done at City Powder Coaters in Brum, they took them right down, refurbed and then powder coated them for £20 a rim, mine are still looking good 2 years down the line.

    Might be quicker and easier to do that??
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    Im refurbing mine now.. could post pics.. i used a sanding wheel took paint back to metal, sanded from 120 to 2000 in grades and then sprayed, now the look perfect.
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    Pics would be good :sm4:
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    [Feb 29, 2012]
    I refurbished mine last year, they looked great for a while but spray paint out of a can is not hard enough to last, even if you use the heavy duty laquer like I did. And if I knew I could have had them done for £20 a while I would have deffo done that as that's a really good price. Probably spent that on paper and paint doing it myself!!!
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    Agreed the pro finish is worth the money. However where the paint is coming off in flakes and I want a perfect finish do assume the sandblast option is the best one for best finish!??
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    City Powder coaters are great - really cheap and a decent finish. Half the price of what they wanted locally to me down saarf
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