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Made an attempt at refurbishing my wheels

Postby JohnLemon » Sat, 08 Oct 2016 3:19 +0000

After getting my NB this summer I decided to have a go at restoring the wheels myself. The wheels had some kerbing damage, and the old paint had worn off. Very happy with the results after filling the damage, sanding, painting and priming.

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Re: Made an attempt at refurbishing my wheels

Postby MX5Spares » Sat, 08 Oct 2016 6:12 +0000

Clear lacquer may help?
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Re: Made an attempt at refurbishing my wheels

Postby JohnLemon » Sun, 09 Oct 2016 6:30 +0000

Oh yeah, forgot to mention there's 3-4 layers of clear coat on them now too.
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Re: Made an attempt at refurbishing my wheels

Postby davith501 » Sun, 09 Oct 2016 8:30 +0000

Turned out really well! Nice!

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Re: Made an attempt at refurbishing my wheels

Postby Steve » Mon, 10 Oct 2016 9:20 +0000

v.nice
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Re: Made an attempt at refurbishing my wheels

Postby leamyj » Tue, 11 Oct 2016 6:35 +0000

Good job. :thumright:
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Re: Made an attempt at refurbishing my wheels

Postby malcolmer » Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:28 +0000

Old thread but I'm curious if you used some sort of adhesion promoter before painting them.
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Re: Made an attempt at refurbishing my wheels

Postby Steve » Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:44 +0000

After sanding/cleaning I've just given them a wipe with a brillo pad, then primer.

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