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  1. #11 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
    club member Club Member Gareth's Avatar
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    Something else I'm doing is changing the old Mountney steering wheel to a 9 hole Astali wheel. Thought I'd just check I can get the old wheel off as the steering nut could be done up tight and a puller might be needed to free the boss off the splines and taper. Took off the horn button cap to reveal that the big nut was finger tight and no lock washer fitted and the wheel just lifted off once the nut removed! It's been like that since I got the car and passed numerous MOT's and never given a hint of being loose! Could have ended in tears...suggest you check yours!
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  2. #12 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
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    Well, that's the wheels done, windscreen frame done and a new steering wheel as well. She scrubs up well!
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    A nice shiny day and a nice shiny car as well....must be summer soon
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    That is a stunning machine...
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned by Danny then Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    Wow! Amazing!
    Well done
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  6. #16 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
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    So, how did you strip the wheel rims?
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  7. #17 Re: Stripping alloy wheels 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Stott View Post
    So, how did you strip the wheel rims?
    I used Nitromoors in the end Tony. Soaked on thick for about a hour then power washed off the lacquer. If my paint job flakes it will be easy to touch up or I could pay for a proper job. A proper job will have to wait as too many other things to pay for first!!
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    Ok, thanks for that, I have some tatty alloys on my daily driver, which have some diamond cutting on them, thinking of stripping them and not bothering with the cut areas just to get an idea of the changed effect!
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