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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 2:04 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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I concur with Paul.

I live in squalor in a batch pad, however. So clean beadblasted cylinder heads on the coffee table and being washed in the bath tub with hot soapy water after polishing are the norm.

Dirty and greasy parts stay in the garage of course.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:43 pm 
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So what color are you painting them?

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Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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So clean beadblasted cylinder heads...


I know not of what you speak...you mean new parts from the factory???

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So what color are you painting them?


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So what color are you painting them?


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you are busted with the sink thing.
confess now ,because at the party my wife is going to say something :lol: :lol:

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Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!
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CANCER MAN wrote:
122_Canuck wrote:
paperjam wrote:
So what color are you painting them?


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you are busted with the sink thing.
confess now ,because at the party my wife is going to say something :lol: :lol:


That will never happen, we know that when we talk cars all our wife's hear is "bla, bla, bla, bla" so Craig is safe :D
Plus Craig is coming solo 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 10:36 pm 
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Well, here we are a little later than I had expected, but last night I got the use of the local spray booth (Greg's garage) and put 4 coats of paint on the wheels. I'm happy with the result, and I managed to not get too anal about the entire thing. I've got a blister on my index finger from triggering the gun about 5 time per spoke X 17 spokes X 4 wheels X 4 coats (ergonomics and Princess Auto spray guns not a match).

Here they are face on.

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A couple of the repaired rims - can't see the JB areas - very smooth.

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There are little flaws, the odd tiny run, a little dust etc...but they were very complicated to paint, and the environment was less than perfect. I don't think any one will notice, except for the inspector.

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I heard nothing about using a sink for car related activities! Paul dont be startin that gossip! I must say though although i am looking off the cell the wheels look dead sexy and the 'inspector' is very cute ;-)

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Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!

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I see they are Cedar-approved. This is good... :D

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I heard nothing about using a sink for car related activities! Paul dont be startin that gossip! I must say though although i am looking off the cell the wheels look dead sexy and the 'inspector' is very cute ;-)


i'am not starting gossip. :lol: :lol:
it just happened the wife seen the rim in the sink and basically said what the hell.
i had to profess i would never do that kind of activity at home.

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Joys of living solo...mwahahaha

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repair and Painting 101
PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:44 pm 
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Here we go again - and another set of Thethys are resurrected. These are Matt's old wheels, and while I didn't bother to take picture of the sanding, my laptop's fingerprint reader no longer recognized my index finger! Ouch - they hurt a little. I got the wheels done in a day. Tomorrow is suppose to be raining, so I had to get the wheels done today. They were in OK shape with some curb rash and a few gouges in the finish.

The powder on these things is really hard - so it's not easy to get them scuffed. This time around I used some primer surfacer to fill in the light sand scratches. The barrels got shot first, then the tops. I'm trying a new urethane paint instead of what I've shot in the past. It has more "body" and I was much happier than last time. The stuff would just barely come out of my touch-up gun and I really should have changed over to something with a bigger needle, but with all the damn spokes you just can't do it with a big gun.

So, this time I papered the work table and after the barrels had tacked up (there is no way to keep the overspray off the inside) I flipped them over into the "corner" position. This allows the air coming off the gun to have somewhere to go and minimize the bounce of paint off the table top.

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Close up of the wheels - a little darker than my other set.
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Directly above - looks a little lighter.
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They have a bit of orange peel - but that's to be expected with a thick urethane.
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Each spoke void get's painted from three different positions in the first coat to make sure it is covered. Then the second coat (there is only 2 coats called for with this product) - is sprayed by starting at the edge of the rim and follows the arc of the wheel going over the spokes. I've got it down to a science, but there really is no way to do it perfectly with it nicely wet everywhere.

Next wheels will be five spokes - if I'm lucky :lol: .

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 Post subject: Re: Wheel Repair and Painting 101
PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:59 pm 
Haha, I just built a W24 Octo-Turbo, now what?!

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:26 pm 
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Looks great Craig!

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