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    DIY Porshe Wheel Refurb...

    Been busy with a mate refurbing a set of wheels for his car, they were bought about 6 weeks ago for the grand sum of £80. When we've had chance we've done a little work in my garage.

    They came to us caked in black paint looking a little sorry for themselves.
    We started by stripping the old paint down with various solvents and glass paper untill we were happy, the wheels were sanded right down, practically to the metal but with a little coat of paint left scratched back for the new paint to stick to.

    We used cans to refurb the wheels and first up came the primer, about 3-4 coats were applied, sanding with fine grit paper in between and also left to harden between coats.

    Next up was the gloss black, abour 3 coats were applied to each wheel, again sanded in between coats and left to harden between layers.
    With the gloss finally finished we decided against lacquer out of a can as it often leaves an orange peal effect, probably due to not having a ball bearing inside the can to mix the lacquer.

    Luckily i have a mate who sprays busses so £35 later the wheels came back lacquered (using a gun) with a tuff finish. Using a gun means the harnder is mixed up with the lacquer so the finish is far tuffer than that of a can.

    Centre caps were ordered from ebay, we went for nuskool style caps as the rims are going on an ibiza which isnt exactly a retro car, and it seems to bring the wheels bang up to date. Next up is a red pinstripe done in vinyl and some stretchhhhhhhhh

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    Ohhh and if you think we've spent a fair bit of money doing this check out the bill lol
    £5 5 x cans of primer
    £5 5 x cans of gloss black
    £35 to lacquer the wheels
    £10 centre caps
    ... so far
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    not bad going that, good budget job there.

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    looking good, defo need to see these fitted!
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    look really good job mate!!

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    Love teledials on the right car, but they aint large or wide enough to use on anything bigger than a mk1 golf

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    Going on an ibiza, they are 7j all round and we have 30mm spacers sat waiting. They deffo have the girth



    Stretch next and the red lip and i'll get some shots up. I will warn you though its not the cleanest of cars and we're going 'hoodride' style not euro

    Cheers for the comments!
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    Looks pretty good for a home job

    Good call on the lacquer, I've never got on with spray can lacquer, other than some Akzo-nobel stuff (shit hot), but thats £15 a tin.

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    Very nice, top bargain of a job too.

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    Cheers both
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    Back in the Vauxhall fold - Astra Turbo & '82 Merc sadly missed, Two VX220's should keep me happy though

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    Good job on the re-furb, done a good job there

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