DIY Alloy Refurb

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DIY Alloy Refurb

Post by cheezy88 » 06 Jan 2013, 21:38

As title says, woke up this morning and looked out the window and saw my tourer, car is cracking and the colour is fab but the alloys seriously let it down, pics will prove this

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So as you see they were a mess, so decided just to give the a once over sand as much as I could with the sanding gear in my garage, they are not perfect but anything would be better than they way they looked,

I didn't have shadow chrome so I just went for Ford Graphite Grey, it's too dark to see what they look like on the car but I am hoping they look ok,

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I think in natural light they may be too dark along with the anthracite paintwork and if this is the case I will go for a silver finish as so far it cost me £26


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Re: DIY Alloy Refurb

Post by M60NJP » 06 Jan 2013, 21:41

hard to tell without pics , but I suspect they will be too dark. Nice job though!

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Re: DIY Alloy Refurb

Post by cheezy88 » 06 Jan 2013, 21:56

There's a few scuffs from previous owner from let bong and didn't have any filler but all in all I am happy with the over finish just the colour I am unsure of,

But I can literally just buy spray paint and give em a quick once over


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Post by Metroreg » 06 Jan 2013, 21:57

That is a good job well done

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Re: DIY Alloy Refurb

Post by RayB » 06 Jan 2013, 22:00

They look a damn sight better than what they did, well done :thumbup:

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Re: DIY Alloy Refurb

Post by cheezy88 » 06 Jan 2013, 22:10

They were horrendous before so it would not be hard to be better, me and my brother spent 3 hours sanding 2 wheels each, half the alloys were already back to the bare metal :0

The colour I picked didn't actually look dark but once painted they do look really dark


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Re: DIY Alloy Refurb

Post by mr sideways » 06 Jan 2013, 22:58

They look better than before!



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Re: DIY Alloy Refurb

Post by richy320dSE » 07 Jan 2013, 04:48

Look much better! Nice job. Did you sand by hand or use maybe a dremel?
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Re: DIY Alloy Refurb

Post by lizzie » 07 Jan 2013, 07:18

Nice job. Look a lot better. :-)


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Re: DIY Alloy Refurb

Post by cheezy88 » 07 Jan 2013, 07:19

By hand, arms were killing me by the time we finished!


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