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    My track wheels are looking a little distressed. The laquer has chipped and obviously water has got to the alloy and made it powdery and bubbled the surrounding areas of damage.

    I don't want to spend 40-50 a wheel to get it professionally done as they are only track wheels but I wouldn't mind having a go at them myself.

    Any tips?

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    I can have a word with a customer who specialises in paint as he did his own wheels a while ago & they look superb :thumb: I will ask him for tips for you
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    Top job fella :thumb:

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    Copyed from Cliosport, but think you need to be a member to view the thread. Copyed and Pasted the text, but not the pics.

    http://www.cliosport.net/forum/showthread....706#post2187706


    Heres what I did

    Approximate cost is 60
    Duration is approx 3 days

    Rub down the rough edges with 1500 wet & dry



    Fill any damage with P38 metal filler



    Rub down filler with 1500 wet & dry

    Apply 6 thin coats of primer then rub down with 1500 wet & dry



    Apply 6 thin coats of chosen colour and rub down with 2000 wet & dry



    Apply 6 coats of laquer, let cure for a week then rub down with a compound paste and finally polish



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    ^^^
    better than my advice as when i asked him he said sandblast, prime, paint & laquer using a hair dryer to warm the surface before applying the laquer & to help the paint initially dry. Easy eh!!! :o
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    Don't do what I did once and put lacquer on top of hammerite! :shame:

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