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Tahoe 02-04-2014 11:41 AM

Refinished my 1979 dated wheels
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Afternoon all, Boredom can be a bad thing, or good. I decided to try my hand at refinishing the wheels on my '78 CJ. The rims are dated 8/79 and rusty looking. Figured I could not hurt them. I have only completed the rears. I have shown the fronts as examples of what they looked like.

SuperTJ 02-04-2014 11:43 AM

Looks very clean.

harleydragon 02-04-2014 11:47 AM

little improvements make a world of difference..looks good

Tahoe 02-04-2014 11:52 AM


Originally Posted by SuperTJ (Post 7981633)
Looks very clean.

Thanks guys, Super and Harley this was my first try. I cleaned with simple green and a brush. Then came back with a wire wheel and a scrubby abrassive ball. Two coats of primer (Krylon) and then the white.

Do y'all think what will hold for a bit. I tried to remove as much surface rust as possible. And your right, a little "clean" here and there makes a world of difference.

Open to any suggestions for the front wheels if there is something else I need to do.

harleydragon 02-04-2014 11:58 AM

your technique sounds good to me...time will tell

Tahoe 02-04-2014 01:37 PM


Originally Posted by harleydragon (Post 7981945)
your technique sounds good to me...time will tell

When it stops raining here I'll tackle the front two. I'll compare those to the rears and see how they are wearing. Update to follow

dblcrona 02-23-2014 06:50 PM


Sorry to bust into your discussion but you sent me a PM and I can't reply to it because you aren't accepting PM's. Please PM me with your email address so we can communicate. Thanks!


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