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#1 Focus_IRE

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 03:04 PM

Right I said I'd set up a project log of me refurbishing a set of alloys which I got. I got all 4 alloys, centre caps and the lug nuts all for a 100 Euro,Therse are genuine 16" Fird Alloys which came off a Mondeo.

 

Here are the condition of the wheels as I got them When I removed the tyres.

 

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First step last saturday was to remove all the laquer and top coat form the alloys so that entailed going sandblasting them and here is the result.

 

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So that is what I have done so far I have also bought all the paint but wont disclose the colour until the pics are ready :ph34r:  :ph34r:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:07 PM

Looking good so far ;)



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 04:22 PM

Having done this myself I can appreciate how much effort has to go in to get them looking great.

Are you using aerosols or a spray gun?



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Posted 19 August 2013 - 10:16 PM

Looking good. I once did this on an old MGBGT ended up having to hand paint them cause of the different colours but if you are doing one colour that should make them easier.



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 07:04 AM

Looking good so far ;)

 

Thanks mate hope they'll look good at the end tho :huh:  ;)

 

 

Having done this myself I can appreciate how much effort has to go in to get them looking great.

Are you using aerosols or a spray gun?

 

There is a bit of work involved as you do know mate. I am using aerosols mate as I am used to using them especially on the car, never used a spray gun so I said I'd steer clear lol ;)  

 

 

Looking good. I once did this on an old MGBGT ended up having to hand paint them cause of the different colours but if you are doing one colour that should make them easier.

 

I am doing the inside of the alloy in black but painting it on as in using hammerite for a good gloss finish but also durable :)



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:28 PM

looking good so far and cant wait to see the end result and colour



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:35 PM

yes as above, you are teasing us with the colour :lol:



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Posted 20 August 2013 - 05:58 PM

Silver car so I would say, Satin Black or Gloss Grey or the Standard Silver



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 07:02 AM

looking good so far and cant wait to see the end result and colour

 

Thanks Mate :)

 

 

yes as above, you are teasing us with the colour :lol:

 

Thanks mate, ah all the exciement is in the finished product :)   :ph34r:

 

 

Silver car so I would say, Satin Black or Gloss Grey or the Standard Silver

 

Would be an idea for people with silver cars mate :ph34r:  :P



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 09:54 AM

did you sandblast these yourselves, or did you use a third party to do the honours?



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 11:55 AM

did you sandblast these yourselves, or did you use a third party to do the honours?

 

I sandblasted them myself mate using a hand sandblast at a workshop of one of my friends. Seriously time consuming didnt realise that it would take so long.



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:19 PM

Looking good Stephen mate,
Look forward to the progress and great idea painting the inside of the rim black because they are a nightmare to keep clean on the inside.

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:49 PM

Not bad! I didnt even realise there was such a possibility as DIY sandblasting! looking forward to the results!



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Posted 21 August 2013 - 03:08 PM

Looking good Stephen mate,
Look forward to the progress and great idea painting the inside of the rim black because they are a nightmare to keep clean on the inside.

 

Thanks Lenny bud,

 

Yeah I think paining them black will look good and especially with the coulour I will be painting the calipers I think it will make them stand out.

 

 

Not bad! I didnt even realise there was such a possibility as DIY sandblasting! looking forward to the results!

 

Thanks mate, Yeah there is its like a little booth that you put your two arms into rubber gloves and operate it then.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:13 AM

Right so lads here is the latest update on this thread:

 

Here are some pictures of the wheels with just the black paint on sides and inside alloy:

 

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And here is a picture with the first coat of etch primer

 

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They will be painted this weekend and then clear laquered, hoping to have tyres and all ad on car on Wednesday/Thursday :rolleyes:  :ph34r:

 

 



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