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    i picked up a spare snowie on the bay last week and thought i would refurb it,
    it is something i wanted to do to my current snowies but wanted a practice first

    wheel when i started



    during



    Centre cap stripped and in a mess



    The nearly finished article, and a lot of polishing later! the black paint has had a reaction and needs to be redone but overall i am really pleased with the end result




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    Lovely turn around mate!

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    looking good there john , what did you use .

    the vectra has gone , but not far away so ill still see it form time to time

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    Looks chrome, good job

    Fancy a 5th for me, not into sound system builds but would try display the spare in a nice way, maybe a Perspex window section in a false floor and some LEDs

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    Wow that must have been a lot of effort put in there. Top Job. Looks x1000 times better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderpantz View Post
    Lovely turn around mate!
    Thank you

    Quote Originally Posted by happypostie View Post
    looking good there john , what did you use .
    Thanks Khalid , i used an orbital sander to get through all the layers of paint and the closer i got to the bare metal i just used a finer grade sanding disc so as to not scratch the metal too much,
    once i got it down to bare metal i half polished it with different grades of wet and dry, and then finished it off with loads of autosol and a buffing wheel on my drill

    Quote Originally Posted by leemarksmith View Post
    Looks chrome, good job

    Fancy a 5th for me, not into sound system builds but would try display the spare in a nice way, maybe a Perspex window section in a false floor and some LEDs
    Thanks lee, now that sounds like an awesome idea and you are the man to pull it off if anyone can

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    Quote Originally Posted by Envy View Post
    Wow that must have been a lot of effort put in there. Top Job. Looks x1000 times better!
    it has taken me a full day just to do this one wheel, the polishing did not take too long it was the 7 layers of paint that was hard to get off

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    looks mint. You pulling a sicky to get rest done then.

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