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Old 09-09-2017, 10:57 AM   #11
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Lol, I know what you mean.

I usually start doing something with the car, with the intention to fully document it on here. Then you get wired in, and you just get absorbed in what you're doing. If I can remember correctly, it's called 'content seduction' lol.

I'd love to see your grey feet lol. Anything like this? Lol
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Nah, too clean! And the nails in fair better condition!

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Old 09-09-2017, 10:58 AM   #12
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I've got a set of Borrani wire wheels to refurb and I'm beginning to think that they will go off to the specialist.
Ooh they're a gorgeous rim!!! I think they deserve better than a rattle can, Peter!!

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Do plenty of sanding and prep the primer really well, as any marks will be like the flippin grand canyon when you get the paint and lacquer on. I speak from a position of experience in that regard lol.
Don't I know it! They won't be perfect as she's gouged chunks out of the side and I can't reconstruct the rim with Isopon. But if they are a good 2 yarder, I'll be happy.

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I think you'll probably need to give the fronts a going over too, buddy. The finish you get from the rattle cans will be a fair bit away, in both colour and gloss, from the very shiny front wheels.

Sure it's tinkering value!!

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I was worried you'd say that! Fortunately, they are in far better condition...

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Ooh they're a gorgeous rim!!! I think they deserve better than a rattle can, Peter!!

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Oh yes, I know. But this would be a completely different process. It's more of a dental floss and Dremel jeweling job. Easy but longwinded to do and my back is telling me not to. I had been planning to spend a week a wheel over the winter.

It requires the removal of a small amount of surface rust from hundreds of spokes and the little knurls at the rim and hub.

However, I've noticed that a couple of spokes are broken on a couple of wheels and these will have to be attended to anyway. I am not cutting any corners on a safety item like a wheel.

And the 3 way spinners need repolishing...

Plenty of other jobs I can bog up instead

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