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#1 Littlegar


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Posted 03 July 2014 - 04:20 PM

This isn't a wheel that's for a mini but its going to be the same princeable with any of you who have deep dish wheels or fancy having them all polished :) so i hope 


not sure if the pictures will work or not

(what you will need)

600 Grade wet+dry

800 Grade wet+dry

1000 Grade wet+dry 

A file if you have curb marks..

Nitro mores paint stripper or any other kind of stripper 

Autosol metal polish

Time and Patience ! do not attempt if your not willing to sit down for a few ours sanding


TO VIEW PICTURES FOR DIFFERENT STEPS GO TO  - http://s1270.photobu...t]=1&sort=1&o=2




Step 1 - use paint stripper to strip the clear off your alloys and scrap using a plastic scraper or a window de icier



Step 2 - Now start getting to work using 600 grade wet and dry in warm soapy water sand it all flat untill its smooth all the way across (make sure you wash the wheel down before each grade and make sure you go in one direction)



Step 4 - sand down with 800 grade following the same steps as before 




Step 5 - your getting  there :D finish off with 1000 grade paper make sure you take your time getting it all flat as you can



Step 6 - wash the wheel down and then make sure its bone dry , start polishing with autosol in one direction it will then start to turn black , keep polishing then wipe it off then keep polishing it over and over again untill its like a mirror 



Step 7 - mask up the dish and the tyre sand down were you are going to paint if you are 




Step 8 - apply your primer start off with a thin coat, keep building them up slowly 



Step 9 - apply your colour using the same technique as before



Step 10 - apply your clear coat then leave for 24-48 hours to harden , then pull the masking off.. put them on your pride and joy and enjoy your new wheels, you can always sand between coats of paint ect depends how fussy you are hope this helps as this is a bit of a rushed post  







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