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    My style 22 motorsport alloys went on today and boy am I chuffed with how they have transformed the drive of the car (235/40/17).

    I have a couple of spare alloys and one could do with a refurb now I know it will be more cost effective to get them sand blasted and done properly by a pro but if you could humour me I'd like to have a go myself

    I've read that the paint and lacquer I need is the Wurth stuff but am I right in assuming i need to remove all existing paint and lacquer or can I just do the bits that look bad

    Also, how do you folks remove the paint and lacquer - do you use sanding blocks or put an attachment on the end of a drill or car polisher (sorry if that sounds stupid).

    I may not do anything but I'd like to know how to before I chicken out and get it done by a pro
     
     

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    i havent done a wheel, but done similar to bits and bobs at work
    if i was to do a wheel refurb i would use some of these flap wheels in diffrent grades:
    http://www.tooled-up.com/MicroCatego...=571&MCID=2565
    you can get them in diffrent grits and sizes, and go on the drill making it relativly simple

    i would of though you could get into most places with them,

    then a bit of filler on the deep notches and knocks, then paint them up
     
     

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    Here you go buddy this will help you

    DIY: alloy wheel refurbishment refurb


    TO DO LIST
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    Uprated brake hoses
    Uprated electric fans
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    Alloy wheels
     
     

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    I did mine here and used the halfords fine/medium sanding blocks to flatten the existing paint before spraying.
     
     

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    Cheers chaps

    I've been quoted £45 plus vat to get one done by the pro's which is tempting but I also like the idea of DIY.

    The flap wheels look like it will make life easier.
     
     

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