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#16 maggies_minder

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 03:59 PM

lol im in no rush, theres more progress here than on my dash which is still in bubble wrap.
doubt ill got bingley i only need wheel nuts and it aint really worth the drive ill send the misses out and spend sunday in the garage im aiming for priming and paint the start of next week.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:26 PM

i've just refurbed a set of these in 10" to go on cherryblossoms car. Never really bothered doing too good a job on my own wellers, just flatted and painted em to cover the grot.

Stripped these ones back to bare metal though with a twist knot wire brush in the grinder.
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then etch primed, filler primed, painted, masked, painted, laquered.
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She's hoping to have em fitted in time for bingley. i'm pretty pleased with how they've come out too, they look cool in the sunlight with the pearlescent centres >_<

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:28 PM

looks like you've done what im planning to do and left the area where the tyre sits (between the front and back lips of the rim) as it was?

just to add where on earth have you been to see them in sunlight??
there hasnt been any in brum for months lol

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 04:59 PM

what colour red you going to use? i can grab ya nuts if you want?.................................

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:07 PM

what colour red you going to use? i can grab ya nuts if you want?.................................

ooooo er more tea vicar >_<
the misses will get jealous.

not too sure on the red yet, i need to find somewhere cheap with a good range of paints.

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:08 PM

Use a JET WASH.


Just did it on my revo's and it got the paint of a treat.

Make sure to cover up and put goggles on, dont want that nitromors in your eyes!

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:13 PM

looks like you've done what im planning to do and left the area where the tyre sits (between the front and back lips of the rim) as it was?

just to add where on earth have you been to see them in sunlight??
there hasnt been any in brum for months lol



yeah left that bit as it was, no need to touch it imo as it never gets seen.

Main place to make sure you get plenty of paint is the rim because they always rust easily from there.

Had a fair amount of sun here, thankfully i'm not in brum, lol >_<

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Posted 26 January 2011 - 05:18 PM

ive had nitromors in my eyes and on my face loads over the past couple of days, it makes me laugh everytime.
i can feel it land and it takes a couple of seconds to start tingling then its down to how fast you can get you can the gloves off and rub it.


i guess this post could be miss interpreted.

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:18 PM

a bit of an update, my moms fella has been working on them today in his lunch hour, as they are at his house.

hes informed me that the wheels are already starting to form a really thin layer of surface rust.
so the plan is tomorrow (as im working today) to get rid of all the rust and then both etch primer and normal primer at least a couple of coats.

has anyone ever used any of this stuff?

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165594

i plan to use both the above and a stiff wire brush to grind the rust back.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:02 PM

i love weller wheels. i saw a guy on here that has a set in black 6x10 on an orange car. they looked awsomw so went on an impulse ebay buy and got a set of 4 10x6's for £12. bargin. your doing a good job there tho mate keep up the good work. what colour are you painting them?


That's Adcuz! He's on here somewhere. Search for him. I don't think he has the car anymore but he put up a brilliant build page when he did have it. If there was ever a car to sell you on the idea of Wellers, it's his. Took a lot of inspiration from his car to mine.

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 06:56 PM

has anyone ever used any of this stuff?

http://www.halfords....tegoryId_165594

i plan to use both the above and a stiff wire brush to grind the rust back.


Yeah i've used that stuff before does what it says it does, i would stick with jenolite though seemed to do a better job

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Posted 28 January 2011 - 08:42 PM

ive been using that rust treatment stuff today, just wondering whats the best technique to use to get best results.
ive been having mixed results today, hence the lack of pictures...

but there will be more over the weekend hopefully. (for those still interested)

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 10:27 PM

news update,

got a bit more done today,
heres some of the stuff i used.
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the rust remover got rid of most of the serious stuff when used with the trusty wire brush in the drill.
this is what they looked like with the rust exposed,

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i did a bit more grinding back and like i said most of the serious rust was removed.

a bit of a disclaimer from myself im not after a perfect finish, im hoping there wont be too many imperfections but i did this refurb for something to do and to learn a few more skills. hopefully they will look nice when they are done. but once they are done and on the min, if people bend down and get too close i can always give 'em a little kick out the way. :D

anyway we managed to etch prime the front of all five wheels. but along with a amateurs technique and the extreme cold today they hadnt fully dried so we couldnt turn them over to do the backs.
more pics of the coat of etch primer.
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and an action shot for all you voyeurs out there,
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again notice the safety footwear, we do everything proper in brum. :D

and heres how they were when i left for work this afternoon.
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the etch primer went on a little thick in places which it werent supposed to, this is mainly because trying to spray it into the reccess by the lip on the front made it more difficult. this is also the main reason why they didnt dry.

but im really impressed with my handy work if i say so myself, theres still a fair amount to do and i think they look pretty good even at this early stage.

so the plan is on monday (im car shopping with the misses tomorrow morning then out on the wee wee on the night) get the backs done with etch primer.
hopefully they will dry so i can then start applying standard white primer (at least 2 maybe up 4 coats) ready for painting the middle of next week.
we will hang them from the roof (well thats the plan) when we come to paint them.

let me know what you think, hope your enjoying the project, im certainly more happy now the boring prepping is out the way and the "paint" is going on, at least it looks like im getting somewhere.

cheers.

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Posted 29 January 2011 - 11:02 PM

Wow you seem to be puting alot of effort into these, looks good so far...

Altho im suprised you havent wire wheeled the bead seats fully and painting them as well, commen place for slow punctures.

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Posted 30 January 2011 - 01:22 AM

the paint under there is still perfect so ive only done the bits that needed it.
as you can see ive done the backs of the outer rim and it should be fine for leaks so long as a decent valve goes in.

even bud666 above didnt do the bead seats, i dont think its entirely necessary.

ive not put that much effort in it just felt like a serious chore removing the paint and rust,

im glad you likey though cheers.




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