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    Default Alloy wheel refurbishment

    Hi guys my wheels have minor kerbing damage so was wondering if I could fix these in one day?

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    Are you planning on doing these yourself or taking them to a powder coaters? if so take them to Romax in stockton, will have them done in a day and will look spot on.

    If your planning on having a go yourself, and from looking at the pictures will be pretty easy then i'd say a couple of days to do all 4.

    When i did mine i did one wheel a day and drove around on the spare

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    was thinkin of doin them myself, as damage is minor u use a spray can or compressor

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    I'm nearly finished doing 5 myself. Doing it yourself using the How To I'd say safer to leave the last coat of Lacquer to dry overnight. Be pushing it trying to do them all in a day and get a good result, it's one job that needs time and patience.

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    did mine using rattle cans as it was only to sort out some kerbing, turned out really well and only cost a couple of quid.

    Just make sure the filler is sanded completely flat before spraying otherwise it'll stand out like a sore thumb!

    Other than that, its pretty much just lots of time and prep work

    Good luck!

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    these are mine i'm doing myself,like Grumpy says,just take your time & follow the how 2.





    orignal colour

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    Does anyone know what the colour code is for the paint used on the wheels?

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    think its called 'star silver 2'

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    Quote Originally Posted by farley2708 View Post
    think its called 'star silver 2'

    That's what I was told, but as I was doing all 5 wasn't bothered about matching, so mine are now Poundland silver. Already had the filler and primer, so 99p per rattle can followed by acrylic lacquer gave me an acceptable result first ime trying.
    Last edited by Grumpy1954; 8th August 2011 at 17:20. Reason: spelling error changed content

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    Whats the paint like from poundland like grumpy quality wise
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