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
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