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11 spoke Alloy Wheel refurb (pic heavy)

well as i couldn't make the service day i thought i'd make use of the time i had yesterday and today and refurb my alloys

Managed to get hold of the Sparkle Silver spray paint for a perfect match and put them back to showroom condition

the wheels were pretty badly scuffed round the edges and needed doing badly, then decided to go for the tyre lettering painting too in the end which isn't everyones taste i know but i think it looks great

Gotta say, i'm more than chuffed with the results


anyway here's the pics

started off rubbing them down to clean them up and see the real damage then filled the scuffs with metal filler (should be ok as they are only scuffs)







then primed with white primer





the rubbed down again with finer wet and dry then put on Sparkle Silver





Finished off by applying Laquer



The finished result







Then as mentioned earlier, decided to go for the Tire Lettering to finsih them off, i used a tire paint pen from Halfords and applied 4 coats on the letters, didn't actually take that long with the wheels off









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Really good job!

Where did you get the metal filler for the scuffs? as I need to do a similar thing.
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Really good job!

Where did you get the metal filler for the scuffs? as I need to do a similar thing.
Halfrauds it's just "Chemical Metal" but just like body filler tbh but i gotta admit it goes pretty rock hard compared to normal filler and sets rapid
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They look fantastic! and i must say i am loving the tyre lettering - definately something i will think about when we get the new wheels on!
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They look brand new, well done mate
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Looking very good You've done a very tidy job on the lettering.

Did you get it all done in a day, sanding undercoating & sparkle? Where did you get the silver sparkle from?
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Cheers all they do actually look brand new tbh but with more paint on them than originally i'm more than chuffed how they've turned out

yeah they look cool i think with the lettering

I could have had them all done on 1 day but i've had her dad's 60th in the way so today and yesterday

I got the sparkle silver from autocol in Bury, i did post on here somewhere the address and website but can't remember where i posted it, they have a place in bury and 1 in birmingham and a website. I can re-post address if anyone needs it
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Have to say I'm a big fan of the tyre lettering! Great job on the refurb too.
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To add some balance, I think the wheels look great, but the tyre lettering is not to my taste. Too American hot rod for me...
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One more vote for tyre lettering
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how long does the lettering last before it needs doing again ?

I like it, but does it need re-doing weekly or anything ?
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how long does the lettering last before it needs doing again ?

I like it, but does it need re-doing weekly or anything ?
I actually did a test on the rear of the tyres about 2 months ago on 2 letters and they have cracked a little and faded but it would only need a couple of coats to put them right so i guess for ultimate would be once a month or once every 2 months will probably be ok.....takes about 3 hours from scratch so i guess 1 -2 hours to top up on them once every couple of months.....i'll let you know
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Very impressive Fella!..

Never been a fan of lettered tyres, but must admit they do look good on yours......
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excellent job there .........until the tyre lettering
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Cheers guys

yeah i was unsure about the lettering myself, i've been ummin and arrin about it for some time now until i saw a few at the mgfest and i thought they looked pretty good so that's why i went for it
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Gr8 job on the wheels mate...........but the lettering.......a wee bit chavvy........but whatever floats ya boat
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Excellent job Baracus. The alloys look brand brand new.
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Great job Baracus they look brill.

I've concidered getting mine done for a long time now but at around 80 a pop it's a lot of money. Your pictures show it's a relatively straight forward diy job.

My wheels are 16" 11 spoke in shadow chrome. Any idea if this is a paint finish, and is the paint available?
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....My wheels are 16" 11 spoke in shadow chrome. Any idea if this is a paint finish, and is the paint available?
shadow chrome is a silver over black I believe, so not available
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not sure on the shadow Chrome, never done it but yeah i think it's silver over black

to do my wheels complete it took about a day and half with breaks and cost me around 60 for all 4 but mine are Sparkle Silver which is pretty easy tbh
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