Rusty dio wheels

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Rusty dio wheels

Post by Hksdio » Mon Dec 14, 2015 4:52 am

Hi all,

Second week with this dio and my shocks and seat are avout to arrive from japan. This weekend i would like to refurbish the wheels.

I plan to have the tyres removed and get the bulk of the rust off with a wire wheel, then sand prime paint and clear.

This is the condition of the wheels, if anyone has any advice or experience and if possible a way i could do this without removing the tyres it would be great.

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Thanks in advance!

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Re: Rusty dio wheels

Post by kuromi » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:57 am

You'll get a better result with the tyres off and it's fairly easy to remove them with tyre irons.
Make sure you protect the rim when you lever them off.

If you really don't want to take the tyres off, I guess you could deflate the tyres then put masking tape and newspaper around the tyre.

If you're using rattle cans you can get 2 pack clear coat which gives a harder finish to the wheels, though you should use an air fed mask with it (poisonous) and you get about an hour to use it before it goes hard in the can.
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Re: Rusty dio wheels

Post by Johnniespeed » Mon Dec 14, 2015 6:03 pm

I don't think you will be happy with the wire wheel results.
I strongly suggest to sandblast them, that is the only way to get your primer or powder to adhere.
If you sandblast them you have the option of prime/color/clear, or powdercoating.
I usually sandblast them myself, frequently I am in too much of a rush for powder, ( even though a friend owns a powdercoat shop) so I prime them and then use a semi-flat silver, also known as Argent silver.
You don't have to remove the tires from the wheels, but it only takes a few minutes, I use a bench vise to break the beads, and a couple tire spoons to flip the tire off.
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Re: Rusty dio wheels

Post by deuce217 » Fri Dec 18, 2015 11:13 pm

I also would sand blast. Rust is sneaky and will come back. Blasting does a wonderful job. Your wheels will look new after.
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Re: Rusty dio wheels

Post by Hksdio » Sat Dec 19, 2015 1:55 am

Update. I did the wire wheel and white paint. Eventually i will grab a used pair and have them sandblasted because im ocd.
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Re: Rusty dio wheels

Post by deuce217 » Sat Dec 19, 2015 8:45 pm

They look good. Way better!
2000 Elite SR50 -THE PURPLE NURPLE
50mm BBK (tai)
26mm OKO (round slide) 135 Main Jet
V-8 pipe
39/18 secondary gears (7.583:1 ratio)
36 grams in Prodigy variator
Malossi Delta Clutch & WIng Bell- Thanks RED EFT
65mph GPS (on the freeway)

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