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daxter

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« on: September 08, 2010, 12:37:07 PM »
A while ago I bought R34 GTT wheels off trademe for $52, they were in very bad shape, deep curbing, stains that couldn’t be washed off.

I got thinking and decided they weren’t worth paying someone to fix them up and decided ill do it my self.

As you can see they were in very bad shape, all the rims had bad curbing.






Step 1

Wash the hell out of the wheels



Step 2

Buy supplies while the wheels dry




Step 3

Start sanding, and sanding and sanding…




Step 4

Once all the rims are sanded, fill in all the imperfections








Step 5

Once filler is dry there is more sanding to get a nice flat and clean finish




Step 6

Clean the mags like hell to remove all the dust, then mask up and start spraying with primer

« Last Edit: September 08, 2010, 01:09:39 PM by daxter »

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2010, 01:08:14 PM »
Step 7

Enjoy the new refurbished wheels sitting in primer :D






Step 8

Paint the wheels :)

before


after







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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2010, 01:09:52 PM »
good work!  what materials did you use?

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2010, 01:16:07 PM »
yeh thats impressive!

i was just thinking of painting a set of my rims that im about to put on the skyline to make it look a bit nicer then saw this, so im def guna give it a go after seeing your results.
it would be nice to see the finished product on your car.

yeh the list of materials would be mint bro.
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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2010, 01:17:13 PM »
From what I can remember this is the list of stuff you need.

Face mask and goggles
Cheap body filler aka bog
80/240/800/1200 wet&dry grit sand paper
Primer, make sure it’s a heavy one designed to fill in gaps
Dupli wheel paint – your choice of colour
Dupli wheel paint – clear coat, this is optional

Wheels on the car

« Last Edit: September 08, 2010, 01:19:21 PM by daxter »

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2010, 01:28:15 PM »
wikid man, like the colour, suits the r34 well

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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2010, 01:33:00 PM »
Cheers. Kinder lucky Dupli does that colour :)

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« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2010, 01:41:31 PM »
yeh it looks good bro.

where did you buy all the stuff from? and roughly how much if you dont mind?
i plan to do mine this weekend. would i need the clear coat if i was goin to paint them gloss black? or would it be glossy enough?
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« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2010, 07:41:46 PM »
It doesn't look good..it looks awesome! Great job on those wheels!

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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2010, 07:49:06 PM »
Great, until the next time you get tyres fitted and it rips all the filler off....
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hit it with a hammer if it still doesn\'t work then its an electrical problem.

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« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2010, 10:45:17 PM »
Ah thats inspired me to try it out if I ever get my hands on some damaged mags. Good work man!

Awesome having new members who contribute stuff like this :D

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« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2010, 10:45:54 PM »
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Great, until the next time you get tyres fitted and it rips all the filler off....



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« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2010, 10:48:06 PM »
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indeed........
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hit it with a hammer if it still doesn\'t work then its an electrical problem.

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« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2010, 07:58:41 AM »
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Great, until the next time you get tyres fitted and it rips all the filler off....

Ive had new tyres fitted and the wheels are fine :)

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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2010, 09:36:22 AM »
It all depends on where the repair is. If its not right on the dge where sometimes the tyre removing machine rubs against or the lever is placed, this sort of repair will be fine.

Big ups for the good job mate. Wheels look great.
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