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Just adding the final coat of Laquer to my new wheels. These have took me ages to refurb, what do you think? Please be honest! :D

 

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Very nice.........good work. Leave at least a couple of weeks in a warm place before getting tyres on for the laquer to harden.

I've just got two tyres put on mine without any marks :beer: and will be getting the others done in the week.
 

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Two weeks?? :( the tyres are getting fitted on Tuesday!!! Will this be a problem?
 

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P17FLD said:
Two weeks?? :( the tyres are getting fitted on Tuesday!!! Will this be a problem?
Well.............the laquer needs to be as 'ard as nails really. Peachperformance had his sprayed at a bodyshop I think and got a couple of marks when the tyres were fitted. Chance you take really. Doubt if any tyre fitter will give a guarantee that the wheels won't be damaged with new paint on. Only a suggetstion the two weeks........perhaps get one tried first before committing to all four?
 

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nice job mate was it hard to do as i need to my wheels doing. Is it worth doing it yourself or getting it done
 

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Look really good mate :) , What are they going on?

angryman said:
Well.............the laquer needs to be as 'ard as nails really. Peachperformance had his sprayed at a bodyshop I think and got a couple of marks when the tyres were fitted. Chance you take really. Doubt if any tyre fitter will give a guarantee that the wheels won't be damaged with new paint on. Only a suggetstion the two weeks........perhaps get one tried first before committing to all four?
Yup, angryman is spot on. I had to get mine fitted up because I was changing jobs and I had to move the car from where it was stored (minus its wheels). Luckily 2 of the rims came back from the tyre fitters without a mark and all the marks on the other 2 polished out.
 

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Not sure TBH, not great but not crap, paint job is good tho.
 

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There are going on my Mk2 punto (hope they fit!) as for colour if i told i would have to kill you lol
 

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Looks good, but but looks like they still need a bit more flatting back, I can see a bit of orange peal.

Started my old Cavalier ones last week........

This is what they used to look like. No shine, curbed, scratched, faided. A mess....



...after rubbing down and filling, I primed them with a few coats of primer and built up a nice layer of it, before flatting that down to make it ultra smooth.



This is the end result. I had flatted down the laquer with wet 1200 grit before cutting back with G3 and then a good hard polish with Autoglym resin.

Brought them up a treat. But I wasn't happy with what you see here, so I did it again! LOL



 

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Youve been busy Si!
LOL Yeah a little. The above had a nasty laquer run, so I stripped it it back and did it again. It was the first wheel, so was kinda of a test run. Doing the centre caps as well at the moment.

Here it is after I re-did it....looks a little better.



 
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