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    Can't really afford to upgrade my kerbed 17" Design alloys at the moment; however, I could probably afford to buy a DIY refurb kit and give it a go refurbing them.Anyone used these kits before? If so: How good are they? Are they worth it? Can anyone recommend one?Cheers

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    You dont need a kit, some metallic filler, some 800, 1000 and 1200 grade wet and dry, primer and ford stardust silver paint,and clear lacquer. Taking your time is the key. A second set of wheels really as to do a decent job with spray cans takes a couple of days on 4 wheels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rob 2.2dti View Post
    You dont need a kit, some metallic filler, some 800, 1000 and 1200 grade wet and dry, primer and ford stardust silver paint,and clear lacquer. Taking your time is the key. A second set of wheels really as to do a decent job with spray cans takes a couple of days on 4 wheels.
    Thanks mate. Sounds good... My brother-in-law has all the wet and dry sanding stuff, I need metal filler, stardust silver paint and clear lacquer then?

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    and patience, dont stop rubbing it down until its silky smooth and take your time between coats of paint or you will ruin it.

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    Cool cool. Nice one. I'll need to sort out spare rims while I give it a go. How much can I buy 4 steelies with tyres for do you think?

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    some I did for my 2.2 dti, better than steelies





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    nice mate

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    Incidentally, I was looking at maybe changing the colour of the wheels from silver to Charcoal/Black/Anthracite.

    If I were to get this done professionally (as well as the refurb), does anyone know how much roughly I'm talking? Also anyone recommend a refurb place in East/Central Scotland?

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    Quote Originally Posted by s1nglef1sh View Post
    Incidentally, I was looking at maybe changing the colour of the wheels from silver to Charcoal/Black/Anthracite.

    If I were to get this done professionally (as well as the refurb), does anyone know how much roughly I'm talking? Also anyone recommend a refurb place in East/Central Scotland?
    would you be talking cans or compressor?

    proper paint,laq,thinners,paint thinner mix,hardner plus paper and a few other little things will cost you about £80-£100.

    cans will probly cost you £40 but your finnish wont be a patch on compressor spraying,hope that helps

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