Alloy wheel refurb.
Posted 11 February 2011 - 09:40 PM
They don't look so bad from a distance but close up they are heavily corroded.
So I masked up the wheel
out with the Nitromorse.
And scrub with wire wool.
And I'm left with this.
Next week I will be sanding back the corrosion and hopfully putting back a whole lot of shine.
Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:28 PM
Posted 15 February 2011 - 06:21 PM
Posted 15 February 2011 - 09:03 PM
Posted 19 February 2011 - 02:44 PM
Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:26 PM
I have been rubbing down like mad but progress is slow.
240 grit paper gets out most of the marks.
But the worst corrosion still shows through.
I might just end up having to live with it.
More to come.
Posted 24 February 2011 - 09:27 PM
After going all the way around with the 240 grit wet and dry I went on to 600, then 800, then 1500, then I was left with this;
But there are still a few marks visable.
In the dying hours of the day I started polishing the first 1/4.
Not bad for the first cut.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 05:16 PM
What do you think?
Sadly the wheel centre paint is starting to brake up and lift so it looks like it wont be long before I have more work to do. And I still have the rest of the wheels to do.
Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:06 PM
Posted 25 February 2011 - 08:17 PM
This is the kit.
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I finished up with Meguires all metal polish applied by hand.
Posted 26 February 2011 - 06:01 PM
Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:16 PM
Posted 05 May 2011 - 07:35 AM
Posted 24 September 2012 - 04:01 PM
Back in January I was offered a set of alloys for my Caravelle. it was rolling on stock steels and trims so something a bit nicer would be great.I had been searching e-bay for something suitable in my (minuscule) budget but drawn a blank so these at a price I couldnt turn down were going to be better than the nothing I currently had. The decrpition was "7spoke" and thats it.
What turned up were a set of VERY crusty Ronal 15" Dealer fit alloys, heavily curbed and with corrosion in a lot of places, still fitted with tyres of which only 1 was salvageable. Still good for the money though.
With the tyres stripped off I had a plan - no polishing this time so I could go in with the DA sander to remove the curb damage and the worst of the corrosion and then wet and dry to smooth out between the spokes and to key the old paint.
Half way round;
Clean up the insides - dont want air leaks.
Clean up around the back too.
And then..... a bit of a delay.
of about 4 months!
Finally I got my finger out, finished the last half of the last wheel and got them ready for paint.
High sparkle silver, Blue metalflake and 2k clearcoat.
Now with tyres and on the car.
9 months after I started, the wheels are on. The steels are now fitted with snow tyres so I have maybe 2 months before I need to fit the steels back on????
I am quite happy with the result and the total cost including materials and the wheels themselves. £45
Posted 24 September 2012 - 05:47 PM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:22 PM
Posted 26 September 2012 - 03:00 PM
Where did you buy the kit from?
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