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 Post subject: Alun's old wheel
PostPosted:Thu Jan 20, 2022 8:21 pm 
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I got an old wheel from Xvivalve, it was painted gold and looked quite shabby. I expected that it would need to be re machined but a bit of paint stripper and 500 - 800 - 1200 grit followed by powder coating has brought it nicely. The fact that it was painted helped to keep it in ready good condition. I could have got an even better finish with a little more polishing but then it would have looked out of place with the others. Plus my wife wanted it out of the kitchen.


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 Post subject: Re: Alun's old wheel
PostPosted:Tue Feb 08, 2022 12:30 pm 
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Cracking job, did you use autosol on it.

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RNK 957W, Triumph Dolomite Sprint.

Built 26/6/1980 (one of the last built), Auto, Porcelain White - Genuine Mileage 52,820 (warranted).

Only 3 previous owners, (2 within the same family).

Supplied by Lavender Hill Garage Ltd, Enfield, London, by garage owner Jimmy Metcalfe on 30th September 1980 to Geoffery Robinson, Enfield.

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 Post subject: Re: Alun's old wheel
PostPosted:Tue Feb 08, 2022 3:03 pm 
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Good work!

Next time you're over, you can do the rest if you like :D
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Plus my wife wanted it out of the kitchen.
They probably insist on such things lest your kitchen start to resemble mine! :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Alun's old wheel
PostPosted:Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:20 pm 
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I used Mothers. I am not sure if you can get it in the UK. But its pretty much the same as the Magwheel polishes I used in the UK.
The key thing with these wheels is that they had been paint gold allover, probably early in their life. Once I removed the paint they where in great condition, no pitting, nice sharp edges. Alun had some more from the set. I wish I have brought them as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Alun's old wheel
PostPosted:Tue Feb 08, 2022 4:30 pm 
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This is the spare wheel I needed to replace


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