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Another coming soon....
« on: 18 October 2015, 23:40:32 »

So, seeing you enjoyed the suspense of the last episode, here we go again.  ::)

Obviously getting near the time for the winter set to go on, and with so much interest and opinion about the 'Snowflakes'  :-X, I thought I'd share the now refurbished set of Elite wheel that came with the car in the first place (thanks Paul :y  ::))

So, fairly standard refurbish. I prepped and repainted the backs of the wheels, getting rid of all the flaky and loose stuff, removing the corrosion and repainting with standard silver.

The rims then went off for a face refurb.


Pretty pleased with that - but what to do with the centre caps?

So thought I'd play with red this time  :-*



And a bit of foil wrap  8)



Pretty pleased with the result:





And back together:





Now to wait a few weeks before putting them all on  :P  :y

Cheers
Ian.


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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #1 on: 19 October 2015, 16:19:29 »

They look very nice. How much to do mine? ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #2 on: 19 October 2015, 20:35:46 »

They look very nice. How much to do mine? ::) ::) ::)

 ::) Hmmm -maybe you've hit on a gap in the market there Shackeng  :P - custom hand finished centre caps  ???.
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #3 on: 20 October 2015, 13:24:59 »

They do look very good, quite classy in fact. 😀 😀
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #4 on: 20 October 2015, 17:20:04 »

Very different but nice and will look good on your motor. :y
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #5 on: 20 October 2015, 19:33:11 »

Very nice, I just bought a set of those wheels :) Do you have the color code? Does your center caps hold good or are they loosened? what to do with loosened ones?

-Mika
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #6 on: 20 October 2015, 23:56:13 »

Very nice, I just bought a set of those wheels :) Do you have the color code? Does your center caps hold good or are they loosened? what to do with loosened ones?

-Mika
Thanks Muroman, the place that refurbed them just referred to them as 'mid silver' for the rims. I had to do the centre caps as they can't do them, so I used Star Silver and clear lacquer. Tbh - I had tried one of them with standard Halford's Silver Wheel and it didn't look much different either.
The red was supposed to be the brightest Vauxhall one on the stand, but turned out to be a VW one instead.
They've all had a coat of Dodo Juice wheel nano protector stuff (which I've used on my snow flakes and is amazing stuff), so the winter grime should just fall off with a bit of soap and water  :y

Cheers
Ian.

PS Btw - don't use the Dodo stuff on diy clear lacquer - it don't like it  >:( :-[ - I had to do the centre caps again  :'( - doh.
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #7 on: 21 October 2015, 22:04:17 »

Very nice.  :y

The 3.2 alloys could badly do with a refurb  ;D
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #8 on: 22 October 2015, 09:32:47 »

Ian....you state that you are going to wait a few weeks before putting them on. Is this because they need to harden properly or something...or as you have super wheels on already, is it just a preference thing :)

I am looking to get 8 wheels done, but I will need them to go straight back on :y

Are they painted, or powder coated. I used to run a powder plant, and once coated in epoxy, or polyester and baked, and cooled, they were rock hard. Polyester being the best.
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #9 on: 22 October 2015, 17:00:55 »

Ian....you state that you are going to wait a few weeks before putting them on. Is this because they need to harden properly or something...or as you have super wheels on already, is it just a preference thing :)

I am looking to get 8 wheels done, but I will need them to go straight back on :y

Are they painted, or powder coated. I used to run a powder plant, and once coated in epoxy, or polyester and baked, and cooled, they were rock hard. Polyester being the best.
Hi Tony, I'm only waiting to make the most of the reasonable weather with the new ones on  8) - seeing it took me so long to get them on  ::). Not 100% sure what the finish is, they didn't take the tyres off, and only did the front face ( I have no idea if you can powder coat with the tyres still on  :-\). They feel like a pretty tough finish.
I think most places that do them, do a same day service - depending what you're after I suppose, and if you want the whole rim done (some only do the face and wont deal with any scuffs or kerb damage).
I managed to find a discount voucher via Groupon - which hit the spot  :y
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #10 on: 22 October 2015, 21:40:12 »

Thanks Ian.
Powder coating would need the tyres off, as powder needs a high stoving temperature. Rubber would have burnt in our ovens.
So I would probably say yours are painted :y
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #11 on: 23 October 2015, 00:02:04 »

 :y - they did a good job then  ;). Cheers Tony.
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Re: Another coming soon....
« Reply #12 on: 23 October 2015, 07:19:36 »

The usual colour that the Vx wheels are painted is Star Silver II 147  :y
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« Reply #13 on: 23 October 2015, 16:41:50 »

 :y Cheers minifreek.
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