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· Dan
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Ive taken on another little project in the form of refurbing some split rims,

These came to me in really bad condition - 2 hand painted -and 2 in more original finish.

So they have been split, acid dipped, blasted to get the worst stuck on paint and then starting to sand down, fill any deep scratches and paint.

Pics can do the talking

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Look very nice Dan! Do you have an estimation on how long you'd say the process took you?

I ask as I've got a set of split wheels arriving next month and although not in as worse condition as yours, they could do with a refurb and wouldn't mind giving it a go myself!
 

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Hiya

Stripping hundreds of bolts - circa 1hr total

Paint stripping worst paint of - 2 hours inc dwell time

Acid dip - paid someone £60 to do it.

Sanding down and prepping one inner part of the wheel for paint - 1hr

Painting one wheel - 30mins

so quite time consuming - but just doing it when i get an hour here or there
 

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Ive taken on another little project in the form of refurbing some split rims, These came to me in really bad condition - 2 hand painted -and 2 in more original finish. So they have been split, acid dipped, blasted to get the worst stuck on paint and then starting to sand down, fill any deep scratches and paint. Pics can do the talking 2014-09-29183825_zps90497e58.jpg 2014-10-20095049_zps8abc479e.jpg 2014-12-14131819-Copy_zpseb8b6bfc.jpg 2014-12-14132215_zpsab046667.jpg 2014-12-16171553-Copy_zps51a0e2a8.jpg
What did you torque the bolts to , in the process of doing the same thing but can’t find a torque setting
 
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