I Picked the wheels up at a fair price knowing that they would need a refurb. Though tatty and curb damaged they were not buckled[8D]
I originally intended to get them professionally refurbished but decided to have a go my self. If i farked them up i could always get them done professionally later[!]
I had a aerosol colour matched at Autopaints International- cost about ?12 but theres enough to do the four wheels. The Colour is actually called BBS silver and has a high metal content(they really sparkle in the sun) I also bought the lacquer from autopaints (bout?3.50) Primer cost about ?4 for a 500ml can.
Anyways heres what i did......
1/ Throughly clean the wheels with alloy wheel cleaner to remove any brake dust
2/ Rub down with fine wet n dry (used wet)
3/ Fill scratches using Isopon P38 and smooth off with wet n dry (used wet)
4/ Apply 3 layers of Hycote acrylic primer Rubbing smooth between coats.
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