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Thread: SSR Wheel Restoration - Star Shark, Formula and EX-C Mesh

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    SSR Wheel Restoration - Star Shark, Formula and EX-C Mesh

    Hey guys.

    My name is Jace, i'm from a lil place south of Melbourne in Victoria, Australia.
    I currently drive a NA6 Mazda MX5/Roadster but i hope to have a KE25/TE27 someday soon.

    Anyway, i have a wheel problem. That is, i'm addicted and can't help impulse buying from YAJ :?

    The first set of wheels getting a resto are Star Sharks in 4x100, 14x6.5 +13
    Here's some pics of what i'm working with










    here's the other bits and pieces i have rounded up


    and close ups of cleaning the bolts
    before


    after (soaking them in white vinegar for about 12 hours)


    they're getting there


    The set of wheels are currently at a wheel shop getting some work done.
    This includes TIG welding the outer lips to fill the gutter rash, re-rolling the lips to fix the flat spots (one of them is so bad that the tire didn't hold air )
    and finally polishing the lips and spokes.

    i'll hopefully have them back in 2 or three weeks. While i wait, i'm going to have the bolts re-zinc'd locally.

    i should have my meshies in another 6 or 7 weeks ( !)

    The meshies are 14x7, staggered offsets like +9 and -3 or something iirc



    i scored them both reasonably cheaply (about 50,000) which means i can spend a bit on them making them new again!
    i also got some center caps for them which i'm pretty stoked on


    thanks for viewing, expect an update soon!


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    Re: SSR Wheel Restoration - Star Shark and Formula Mesh cont

    other than MK3's, there's not many other wheels i desire to own. feel free to post pics of your restored wheels, help me stay motivated!

    if Advan A3A's were made in 4x100, i'd be the dude stupid enough to pay too much for a set. same with Techno Phantoms.

    i currently have 14x6.5 +9.5 A-type Watanabes on my car



    i also had 14x7 +12 4x100 SSR MK2's, but sold them because they were orange and i didn't like the look against my white paint! ops:

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    Re: SSR Wheel Restoration - Star Shark and Formula Mesh cont

    so rad!^

    aww yeah time for some pics for you guys.

    got my Star Sharks back, lips are looking pretty good now. i'm slowly reassembling them with a lot of sealing wax and care.





    i'll be zinc coating the bolts and dying them black, and i hope to paint the centers an cast iron colour, so that with black bolts, wheel nuts and center caps i should get some nice contrast between the lips!



    got the stickers reprinted too!




    i also picked up my Formula Mesh from my local importers place yesterday. nice dish, really looking forward to switching it up!



    the lips aren't quite as fucked as the Star Sharks were, but they're not brilliant either.

    once i've worked out who's working on the lips, i'll know whether i can pull the centers out to have them blasted and clearcoated
    they'll also have black bolts and i've got a set of black center caps for them too!

    so more once the weather warms up and i can be bothered painting the Star Sharks!

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    Re: SSR Wheel Restoration - Star Shark and Formula Mesh cont

    I enjoy everything here.

    Plans for the starriest of sharks sounds great. def a nice combination of shades.
    where the hell did you get those stickers redone?! its amazing you still had one to work off - those things do NOT like gurney/pressure-washers.



    and <3 formula mesh step lip. urgnf..

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    Re: SSR Wheel Restoration - Star Shark and Formula Mesh cont

    oh hai ross!
    i'll find out when i speak to Wheels next (that's the name of the company who redid the lips...)


    SSR Star Shark 4x100 by Jace B., on Flickr


    SSR Star Shark 4x100 by Jace B., on Flickr

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    Re: SSR Wheel Restoration - Star Shark and Formula Mesh cont

    Looks good man! Your car is still too high, though. 8) (j/k)

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    Looks nice man, how much did the resto cost you?

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    Re: SSR Wheel Restoration - Star Shark and Formula Mesh cont

    Can anyone help with the actual colour code or something similar for the gold finish on older SSR wheels? Mesh rims in particular. Would it have been the 'Touring Gold' colour that is still offered on their current range?

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    Re: SSR Wheel Restoration - Star Shark and Formula Mesh cont

    i have the same wheels on my BRG 14x6,5 et13 and 14x7 et0




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    Re: SSR Wheel Restoration - Star Shark and Formula Mesh cont

    This is the colour I am trying to find. I've seen a few in this shade and then some lighter in appearance. Maybe there is no right or wrong colour.


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