Saturday, 26 March 2016

It's All About The Wheels

Last year having had my track day wheels finished off with a lovely (RAL 2004) orange rim (to match the stripes on the car), I grew fonder and fonder of them, and decided that I wanted another set of wheels for road use - the only difference is the road set will be shod with (for now) my set of Avon CR500's (soon to be ZZS's) and I wasn't going to paint the tyre wall lettering, as I thought that was a bit much for 'road' use...

So having made the decision to get the road wheels repainted, I took them at the beginning of the year to mint alloys and had them repainted in 'Skoda Glitter Black'.  Mint alloys provide a great service, with the drop off to collection taking around four days.  A link is here to the process they go through to get your wheels looking brand new again...

With the wheels repainted, all that was left to do was to pop over to see Dave at Daytona Coachworx to give him the 'bad news' that I wanted another set done!  He said he didn't want to do another set last year, but if we done it again it would've been worth leaving the tyres on the wheels, so-as not to ruin the freshly painted rims when the tyres were put on - so I was 'nice' and left the tyres on for him! Less than impressed, Dave said he'd have them to me towards the end of March as he was pretty busy - which was fine by me.

Earlier this week I got 'the call' from Dave ago say that my wheels should be ready on today...  So keen to see them I asked for some pictures:-
Here are the wheels with the tyres, barrel and spokes masked up - great attention to detail
Here are the wheels with the tyres, barrel and spokes masked up - great attention to detail
The rims were painted with RAL 2004 orange - to match the stripe on my car
The rims were painted with RAL 2004 orange - to match the stripe on my car
Masking on spokes removed to show what the wheels will look like
Masking on spokes removed to show what the wheels will look like
I detailed the full wheel rim repaint last year and have linked to that post here.

And here is the finished set that I collected this morning:-
Caterham R500 13 inch 8 spoke alloy wheels with painted orange rim and Avon CR500 tyres
Caterham R500 13 inch 8 spoke alloy wheels with painted orange rim and Avon CR500 tyres
Once again I'm left very impressed with Dave's work and attention to detail.  I'll be dropping off some more bits to be painted by him in the very near future...

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