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 Post subject: Re: illminded's wheel refurbishment story
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:29 pm 
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They remind me of Weds Albino Racing wheels, with the hub section black like that.

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 Post subject: Re: illminded's wheel refurbishment story
PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:55 am 
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They're pretty similar in more than just that regard, truth be told.

I pulled them all apart today. 96 bolts (80 for the centres and 16 holding the aero discs on) in total and I only snapped one, which was pretty much entirely rust anyway. Not sure if anyone else has ever noticed, but the heads on the socket caps that Rays used on these have smaller diameter heads on them. As a result, it makes them a hell of a lot more prone to expanding enough that it strips out the hex in the heads and the nuts used only have a thin hex head on them, which doesn't give enough meat to use them to loosen. The mesh that I cleaned up don't actually have any heads on the nuts at all.

Pro tip for anyone else who wants to refurbish theirs though. Get your 6mm inhex bit and make sure it sits all the way into the bolt head. If it doesn't sit down all the way because of paint/corrosion, get a plastic or brass hammer and tap the bit into the head until it hits the bottom.

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 Post subject: Re: illminded's wheel refurbishment story
PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:29 am 
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I polished one of the lips by hand. It's not a show car polish, but from anywhere over a metre away, you can't even see all the little scuffs and marks, so it's good enough for me, haha. It's a hell of a lot better than the others at least.

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 Post subject: Re: illminded's wheel refurbishment story
PostPosted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:12 am 
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Finally fitted the original Volks in this thread to my car. See the Celica thread in my signature. :)

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 Post subject: Re: illminded's wheel refurbishment story
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:45 am 
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Slight progress. Finally got the the Mk IIs and the centres for the both sets of Volks (one of which being another new set - this time in 10×4.5J +35) off to a mate so he can sandblast and respray them. Until I get those back, there's not much to be done, so I knocked this up over the last 5 hours or so.

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Pic of the miniature Volks I picked up.

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 Post subject: Re: illminded's wheel refurbishment story
PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:36 pm 
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Finally finished. They look a lot smarter than when I got them, so I'm happy. I get tyres fitted tomorrow and then they go on the car. :)

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Can't wait to see those on the car!


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 Post subject: Re: illminded's wheel refurbishment story
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:56 am 
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 Post subject: Re: illminded's wheel refurbishment story
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:27 pm 
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FAAAAARRK.... that looks awesome!!! 8)
Fab result mate! Couldn't possibly have dreamed up a better look... :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: illminded's wheel refurbishment story
PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:41 am 
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Small update. Finished with the two 8J Mk IIs. Repainted the centres with Toyota 136 "Dark Grey Metallic" and sanded the lips back to 1000 grit. I'm favouring leaving the lips like this for now, but may polish them up in future, depending on how I feel. I do enjoy the raw finish that most of the early SSRs used to come with.

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 Post subject: Re: illminded's wheel refurbishment story
PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:11 pm 
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Finished and fitted with 175/65R14 all round. :)

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