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    Firstly sorry if this is in the wrong topic.

    I have today purchase a set of MV1's off a fellow BMW Owner at a bargain price! And i mean a real bargain

    2 have nearly new tyres on and 2 without. They have rim scuff on all the alloys but only minor and really need abit of TLC. I have tried using a filer on one of the alloy and it worked perfect.Am going to spray the alloys Graphite, Gloss black or maybe back to silver and was wondering whats the best way to sand them down. (perhaps the easilest)

    which sand papers to use or even better is there a drill attachment i could buy? Its just that they are a nightmare sandering them down by hand
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    Used the fine sanding blocks from Halfords on mine, easier to use than the paper... Details of mine are Here
     
     

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    Cheers Martyn... I was wondering did you sand the entire alloy using the block, how did you get to the awkward bits? i.e between the spokes? its just that if not sanded down the paint goes weird.. like a runny effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by william lam View Post
    Cheers Martyn... I was wondering did you sand the entire alloy using the block, how did you get to the awkward bits? i.e between the spokes? its just that if not sanded down the paint goes weird.. like a runny effect.
    To be honest i just gave it a whip over with the sanding block, cleaned it all off with a dry cloth and had no problems with the paint at all.
     
     

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    oki doki

    I must get one tomorrow. I guess its the paint, it was only a tested. I find a can of gloss black in the shed and tho i give it a spray. I think the cans from poundland or somewhere, thats why its not giving a good finish..

    thanks for your help!
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    you wanna get a flap wheel http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...iqqir&istBid=t
    much cheaper in DIY shops tho
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    you wanna get a flap wheel http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/s...iqqir&istBid=t
    much cheaper in DIY shops tho
    these are good, and always handy for other stuff too. like possibly cleaning brake calipers so ready for painting etc.

    strongly suggest getting one if you are gonna have a go.

    or you could get em refurbed quite cheap, especially if you got em so cheap as you say.

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    Cheers Martyn... I was wondering did you sand the entire alloy using the block, how did you get to the awkward bits? i.e between the spokes? its just that if not sanded down the paint goes weird.. like a runny effect.

    for the tricky bits i use a new green kitchen scourer(the flat one not the sponge type) its as good as 500 grit paper but more useable and once you`ve sanded them wipe them over with white spirit on a rag then when dry tac cloth them all over , sorry if im teachin me granmother.............
    It's a ragtop thing, you wouldn't understand
     
     

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    thanks for the advices... they is someone i know that does refurb's,but i like to have a go myself. Just the scent of achievement i guess once its done. Someone also told me to use a kitchen scourer, but fail to tell me wet or dry. M3dreamer do i keep the kitchen scourer dry or wet it?
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    i would suggest keep the scourer wet.

    i have always kept wet in the past and works well.
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