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Old June 9th, 2013, 09:05 PM   #45
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Default Re: Son's '73 ghia - a distraction

yeah, those rims were a bitch. Had to do it all by hand - a sander or any type of machine would have rubbed the heads of the rivets off.

I started with a file to knock down all the deep gouges (they are a very old set). Then wet sanded with 220, 320, 400, 800, 1000, and 1500 passes. Wet sanding probably slowed down the process a bit, but after trying it dry, I got tired of breathing aluminum particles.

After that I used Never Dull, then Simi Chrome and then four more passes with an aluminum polish.

About 12 hours per rim.

Originally Posted by Unkl Ian View Post
Don't be Fucking stupid.

The bolt is Fucked, it won't fix it's self,
the Bolt Fairy won't fix it, and you can't fix it.

I know there is a Full Moon, but quit Fucking around.
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