White Scala :)

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Re: White Scala :)

Post by eefy » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:23 pm

It was weird just kept turning when the others were tight!!!!

cheers Brunty I'll PM you mate :)
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Re: White Scala :)

Post by Fatlemon » Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:51 pm

I carefully unscrewed it and luckily it had only stretch and twisted and not snapped, coming out in one piece PHEW again.
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Re: White Scala :)

Post by eefy » Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:09 pm

With show season about to begin I thought it was time that my tired old 5 spoke Ronal’s had a bit of attention. So £35 lighter I had this little lot-

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The intention is not to do a full restoration but more make them more presentable and clean them up. They are in fairly poor condition with scraped rims, with some dints and quiet pitted. Added to that at some point a CV joint has gone and the grease wasn’t cleaned up meaning it had eaten in to the original paint!!!! So here’s how they are now, they’ve been stacked in the garden for about 12 months with little protection-

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So they had a damn good jet washing and rub down with a scouring pad to clean off the worst of it. the insides were a real mess and really the only way to sort it would be to shot blast them, particularly the one eaten away be grease. So I decided to concentrate my efforts on the inner rim that would be seen through the spokes-

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Next was a rub down with these to take the worst off the rim, started with a file, and then broke out the mini sander, much easier and a smoother finish to boot-

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The reason for the heatgun was to try and het up the damaged ege with the dink in it and tap it back in to line, I did try this but gave up thinking I’ll only end up knocking off a huge chunk of metal work!!!!

It did some in handy though for getting off the logos on the centre caps :)

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Before I broke out the pin filler I had knocking around-
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Then 24hrs later they were sanded down again, refilled where needed and given a general all over sand for good measure-

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Next was preparing a “painting booth” well the shed floor!!!!

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The orange stuff filling the bolt holes was donated by my little one, its actually her playdough, perfect for the job :)

And after a final clean and wide over with meths to clean off any grease I got going with the etch primer, again that I had in the shed-

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Then it was 4 liberal coats of filler primer, this stuff is lethal and I’m glad I had this one-

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This was left to harden for 24hrs before having a light rub down, and then it was the top coat, 2 layers so far 2 more tonight then lacquer finish-

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Really pleased so far :)
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Re: White Scala :)

Post by Cpt Custom » Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:07 pm

Some great work there Heath and nicely illustrated too. :thumbup:

Looking forward to seeing the finished items fitted.
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Re: White Scala :)

Post by eefy » Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:06 am

Cheer Paul :)
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Re: White Scala :)

Post by Brunty » Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:57 am

Only a quick job eh? Didn't think there was any such thing with wheels... At least they're a nice easy shape to sort out - you don't fancy some rounded multispokes then? ;)
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Re: White Scala :)

Post by Old Mac Rocco » Thu Apr 04, 2013 12:17 pm

I have snowflakes on mine and got so fed up trying to keep them nice I ended up painting them all the one colour.
That was fun preparing them to paint them.
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Re: White Scala :)

Post by eefy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:23 am

Well over the weekend I finished off the wheels, they got their final 2 coats of silver paint before getting 2-3 coats of Lacquer-

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I even gave the bolts a quick covering as well ;)

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And yesterday the final touches arrived (a bargain at £6)-

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So their done, and I must admit I’m very pleased with the result :) . Is there anything I would do differently, possibly have sanded down the faces a little more, don’t get me wrong for less than £20 they look fantastic, but it didn’t realise how pitted they were until I started putting on the Silver, thankfully the lacquer helped out ;)

Unfortunately this is where they will be living for a month or so until I get back from the Ring, get paid and can get some tyres!!!!! But they will be in for the Alltypes show

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Oh and these may be the next wheels I do, currently sat in the garden, thinking polished satin finish ;)

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Re: White Scala :)

Post by Cpt Custom » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:32 pm

Those centre caps finish them off nicely. As I said before, can't wait to see them fitted. :thumbup:
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Re: White Scala :)

Post by eefy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:40 pm

Me too Paul :) went for slightly larger logo which I think looks better than the originals
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