the hated job...making wheels look good again


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the hated job...making wheels look good again

Postby deanbw » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:44 pm



Yeah it's me again. It's a job that I am sure we all can agree is no fun. Cleaning wheels up to look good again. I have found a way that is pretty easy and best of all doesn't cost a lot so you guys who answer to the wife won't have to lie about how much you spent this week on "that damn thing". I've been free for 10 years now....but I remember.
Ok so I got a couple cans of rustoleum clear (any good clear is fine I'm sure) and a white (fine) bristle disc, well that is what scotch brite calls theirs.
Be careful, don't use a lot of pressure, and move slow and steady try not to waver around (no drinking while doing this). you will have to run into the center from both ends to get it all but it will blend out nice if your careful. I went across the spoke to keep the same grain direction as factory.
When you are done with the spokes give it a good wash with soap and water, wipe it down with lacquer thinner and spray away with the clear.
I mounted the tire before I cleared it but did not set the bead, that way I don't screw up my new clear paint.




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Re: the hated job...making wheels look good again

Postby Wilecoyote » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:59 pm

That looks real good. I will definitely consider doing the same.

Perhaps should be moved to tips section

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Re: the hated job...making wheels look good again

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:09 pm

I agree it looks to do a very good job!

Have you got a link to which one you are using?


Dusty

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Re: the hated job...making wheels look good again

Postby deanbw » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:16 pm

Dusty Boots wrote:I agree it looks to do a very good job!

Have you got a link to which one you are using?


Dusty

I am using the Scotch Brite brand they call it a bristle disc I got them at my local bolt supply here in Washington I go to Tacoma screw but somebody like Fastenal should carry the same thing

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Re: the hated job...making wheels look good again

Postby Dusty Boots » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:07 pm

Gotcha, Thanks! 8-)

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Re: the hated job...making wheels look good again

Postby deanbw » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:14 pm


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Re: the hated job...making wheels look good again

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:51 am

Excellent work.... It's gonna make a huge difference.... :D

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Re: the hated job...making wheels look good again

Postby Dusty Boots » Fri Apr 10, 2015 5:26 am




I found this seller has the best deal. 10 discs and the needed mandrel

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221731891196?_t ... EBIDX%3AIT

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Re: the hated job...making wheels look good again

Postby sportsfreaked » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:36 am

looks great! I'm one of those guys that has to answer to the wife :( . I'm not sure when I lost it. Been married 28 years and I use to have the power. What the hell happened :?
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
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Re: the hated job...making wheels look good again

Postby deanbw » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:33 pm

sportsfreaked wrote:looks great! I'm one of those guys that has to answer to the wife :( . I'm not sure when I lost it. Been married 28 years and I use to have the power. What the hell happened :?

you blinked.....and she was waiting




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