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 Post subject: making rims all shiny...
Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:45 pm 
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I got an ED fairmont, and its fitted with Turbo Blades, i fukn love them suit the car but the clear is pealing off them , makes em look poor as, can the clear be totally removed and the rims chromed with sand paper and metal polish like people do with rocker covers etc???

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 7:54 pm 
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If you have the time and inclination, sure can mate.
I would pay someone though, its a very dirty, morale killing job....
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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:12 pm 
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arghhh dont say that lol ill have a go at 1 in the garage lol c how it goes, is there an easier way... like power tools? sanding discs etc

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:14 pm 
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I think you would want to get a junk rim and practice first, do some searching on metal polishing on the net, learn what mops etc to use, its alot of work, but rewarding when done
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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:17 pm 
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see if ford has some NOS (new old stock)??? maybe want to sell them off to get rid of them

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:25 pm 
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Greenmachine off AFF has shed loads of turbo blades, get a hold of him and see what he wants for some
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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:29 pm 
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ahhhh ive got about 8 fairmont rims around lol (stocks) they can be considered junk and yeah if greenmachine is in qld ill find out.

 

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Posted: Sun May 20, 2007 8:31 pm 
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 Post subject: polishing
Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 8:50 pm 
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I think its fair to say im AMATEUR lollllll i got bored this arvo and had a play with a course grinding wheel and a turbo blade........, think ill need to get a finer wheel, it was a P30 Grit lol...

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 Post subject: Re: polishing
Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 8:59 pm 
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ebfairmont3.9 wrote:
I think its fair to say im AMATEUR lollllll i got bored this arvo and had a play with a course grinding wheel and a turbo blade........, think ill need to get a finer wheel lol

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Now just put a Tickford badge on it as it is and its ready hahahaha

 

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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:05 pm 
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lol better then factory!

 

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 Post subject: Re: polishing
Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:15 pm 
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ebfairmont3.9 wrote:
I think its fair to say im AMATEUR lollllll i got bored this arvo and had a play with a course grinding wheel and a turbo blade........, think ill need to get a finer wheel, it was a P30 Grit lol...

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you will start with 600 wet/dry, usng it wet.then about 1000 wet/dry,using it wet.see hardware or chrome plating suplier to get tripoli polishing rouge available for stainless steel,brass,copper,aluminium and cotton mops.can use a drill to polish,the pros use much faster machines,but more expensive.if you kill a drill,its cheap.

 

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 Post subject: Re: polishing
Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:19 pm 
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ebfairmont3.9 wrote:
I think its fair to say im AMATEUR lollllll i got bored this arvo and had a play with a course grinding wheel and a turbo blade........, think ill need to get a finer wheel, it was a P30 Grit lol...

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Put it on Ebay with Ticky centres and you will make a motza :lol:
Keep giving it a go fella, no harm in giving things a craic: thats the best way to learn 8-)

BTW nice thongs :twisted:

 

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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:22 pm 
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thanks for the advice ppl! yeah well my hobby is makin the car nice, this rim is something to practise on, once i get this 1 good, ill do it to the rest and yea the thongs are gold lol they r dads.....

i got spare turbo blades, ill do em all and sell a set on ebay for $100 lol some dummy might buy em :P

 

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 Post subject: Re: rim
Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:25 pm 
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ebfairmont3.9 wrote:
lol better then factory!
try blackwoods,a.e.bakers engineering supplies,same company trading with 3-4 different names,will be in stock,then mothers,or similar mag polish--------looks like chrome,then clear or paint.

 

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