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    Hi Froggers, does anyone has any suggestions on tarting up a set of 14" alloys?
    would like to add something more to my 504 ti
    thx
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    Stiletto centre caps and bright red lipstick bands on the sidewalls?

    More seriously, wet blasting with glass beads. Gives an "as new" finish miles ahead of dry blast processes. You'll need to hunt for an operator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Psychlone View Post
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    Thx Psychlone.

    Tasteful

    But I don't want to attract the wrong attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Stiletto centre caps and bright red lipstick bands on the sidewalls?

    More seriously, wet blasting with glass beads. Gives an "as new" finish miles ahead of dry blast processes. You'll need to hunt for an operator.
    Thx Addo

    Ill look into that

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    why dont you wash them properly with a toothbrush & some acidic wash?
    done & looking alot better

    I'm gonna talk Bell Powder Coating in bell st preston tomorrow
    thx again

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    I'd suggest you have them checked for any flat spots & runout & correct if necessary, before heading off to the powder coaters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgti6 View Post
    I'd suggest you have them checked for any flat spots & runout & correct if necessary, before heading off to the powder coaters.
    Thx Jeff
    I'll do that

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickc View Post
    Thx Jeff
    I'll do that

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    Having said that, I asked the guy at jax preston balancing my wheels 2 months ago what the wheels were like and he said 'good'
    do regular tyre places like jax assess wheels for flat spots and runout?
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    Dunno if tyre places do any more than check them for balance TBH. You might have been lucky & had an operator interested enough to pay attention to the task!

    I paid Neway Wheel Works in West Heidelberg $70 each to have 2 wheels straightened. Generally, it's the unsupported inside of the rim that goes out of shape so difficult to pick up on the car.

    Another $90/wheel to have them stripped & powder coated. I used Just Powder Coating in Bayswater.

    That should give you some rough ballpark figures to work from.
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    Dry blasting done by someone good, using plastic or glass beads, comes up very well & is very cheap, but as mentioned, wet blasting is the ducks nuts - will be better than new. If you're going to powder-coat or paint, don't bother with wet-blasting. If you want to use them un-finished, or clear-finish, wet blasting will look awesome.

    I can give you details of a good dry blaster in Mordialloc who charged me $20/rim last time I used him, and a good powder-coater nearby who also charged me about $20/rim. That was a couple of years ago, though.

    or I can give you the details for a VERY good wet blaster in Sandringham, but I've only used him for engine bits...... Both are very trustworthy in terms of work quality & I have used them many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgti6 View Post
    Dunno if tyre places do any more than check them for balance TBH. You might have been lucky & had an operator interested enough to pay attention to the task!

    I paid Neway Wheel Works in West Heidelberg $70 each to have 2 wheels straightened. Generally, it's the unsupported inside of the rim that goes out of shape so difficult to pick up on the car.

    Another $90/wheel to have them stripped & powder coated. I used Just Powder Coating in Bayswater.

    That should give you some rough ballpark figures to work from.
    Thx Jeff

    i did have my steel rims rolled at Neway 10 years ago
    but I re-placed them last year with alloys off ebay
    i'll call jax about whether they look for flat spots & runout
    they do my balancing periodically
    scrubbing has removed most of the heavy crevice dirt
    more scrubbing would improve them more
    but probably not make them stand out and say this car gets looked after
    money is an issue, so i may get a quote on painting them at a later date
    thx Nickc

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombat200 View Post
    Dry blasting done by someone good, using plastic or glass beads, comes up very well & is very cheap, but as mentioned, wet blasting is the ducks nuts - will be better than new. If you're going to powder-coat or paint, don't bother with wet-blasting. If you want to use them un-finished, or clear-finish, wet blasting will look awesome.

    I can give you details of a good dry blaster in Mordialloc who charged me $20/rim last time I used him, and a good powder-coater nearby who also charged me about $20/rim. That was a couple of years ago, though.

    or I can give you the details for a VERY good wet blaster in Sandringham, but I've only used him for engine bits...... Both are very trustworthy in terms of work quality & I have used them many times.
    thx for the tips Wombat
    hose quotes sound very reasonable
    need to have a think about it all
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