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    Well after many months of hunting for a 5th alloy to replace the world's dullest space-saver spare wheel, about three weeks ago I managed to source a single GSi alloy at a sensible price.... £36
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    gave it a good wash down... removed the valve remains and gunge from sticky weights... sanded back with 400 grade wet n day then scratches filled with the primer/filler from a Halfords stonechip kit
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    sanded back again with 1200 grade wet n dry, prepped with residue free de-greasing wipes then sprayed with Halfrauds silver Wheel & Wheel Trim paint...6 coats from all angles, inside and out over 2 days
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    then finally we managed a dry day so it was back out for 4 coats of Halfrauds Universal Clear Laquer to finish..... apart from then realising the centrecap was still the old faded colour, so stripped, cleaned, sprayed and laquered that too. Not a concourse finish - if you get within a couple of inches you can still see a couple of minor scratches, but I'm happy with it. New from Vx - £200+ ..... refurbed by me - around £60.
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    Good job buddy. Looks like a pro job to me.

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    Well done mate top job looks really well I need all four done if you are ever in northern ireland!

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    Nice job, I like it when people do things like this themselves. looks good and saves money.

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    Spot on job there mate, well done.
    Cheers Pete

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    always nice when you do the deed yourself - more satisfying and a great result

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    you did a good job there mate

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    Good job, will be doing similar myself if I can ever track down a single 17 inch alloy (detest the space savers) so grateful for the tips!

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    Top job done there. I wouldn't have the patience.

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    Thanks for the positive feedback guys. Hopefully, this might nudge one or two people who have been 'teetering on the brink' into having a go themselves. It's not hard or expensive to do a good job yourself.

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