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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-17-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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I did a car wheel conversion to my SSSA and used an Inovit Concept wheel in silver.

And very pleased I was with it if I say so myself. Problem was I still had that scratched to fook black front wheel.

I was thinking of getting it refinished in two pack or powdercoat when I came across a thread on another site about doing it your self and save between 60 to 80 quid per wheel.



First thing the guy advised was to make a simple jig so the wheel can be rotated while you paint it. Fuck-it I can do that!!!


so I cobbled together some 75mm x 19mm softwood and a length of M12 threaded rod.



I gave the wheel a light sand so the paint stripper could dig in straight away.



I used a plastic tray to contain the mess as this is horrible stuff and you aint gonna wonna get it all over your work shop.



Then its just a matter of working it in and letting it do its stuff.

Its important to think about disposing of the used stripper as its nasty stuff.

I tipped mine on the roots of the cunt next doors tree, as it blocks my sun light in the summer.



your going to need a can of acid etch primer to key into the alumimiumniumneumnin.



once the stripper has done its job, lots of soapy water to wash off the stripper. At this stage dont be tempted to have a soapy wank coz that stuff fuckin burns.......... Or so I'm told, erhum, anyway....



When I got back from the ER I saw that the edges of the wheel were machiened, and thought they would look good polished, so I did just that, and to be honest it helped take my mind off the pain.



Came up nice



didn't it



Now it needs to be masked up. I went over the bulk of the wheel with masking tape, but found it crinkled when I tried to put it on the paint line, so I used electrical tape and warmed it with a heat gun to get it to go round and sit tight to the line.



You can see it better there



now stick the wheel in the jig

Here is one I made earlier (Bah-hahahahaha, I've always wanted to say that.)

Now give it some acid etch primer



Wait 15 minutes and then apply the top coat. Its propper wheel paint and is resistant to stone chips, or thats what it says on the can. Its 6.50 a can, but I stole mine so it didnt cost me fark all.



next remove the masking tape, make sure there are no dirt marks on the polished edge, then clear coat the whole thing



wait 15 minutes, then give it another blast of clear.



and its done.



It came out really well and was a flawless finish. It took a whole day to do, but dont rush it and I'm sure you'll get the same result.

Its gonna be a day or two before you can reassemble it and get it back on the bike but the hard parts done now so happy days.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-17-2010, 08:37 PM   #2
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I am going to have to remember that jig idea. Great job

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Good job on the wheel man, looks good! Can't wait to see finished pics.

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can this double as a balancing device as well lol

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-18-2010, 02:25 AM   #6
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can this double as a balancing device as well lol
Bal an cing, Thats the name of a one leg Indian guy that lives down my road. I'm not to sure the device would help him very much mate.

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Great write up, I'll be referencing this when I do mine. Thanks!
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Default Re: D.I.Y Wheel refinishing

Dammmmm! i think im gonna have to do that to my rear wheel, stupid garage FUCKED up my rear wheel when they put my tyre on scratches everywhere. Last time i go somewhere i dont know/are new
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