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Reply to "Seeking Advice Concerning Magnesium Wheel Reconditioning"

Originally posted by BigBlockFan:

I purchased a set of 10" Campys a couple years ago that were straight but cosmetically poor. I followed the restoration precedure linked by #5754, including plastic bead blasting (about $50/rim), annealing and painting with Eastwood Argent Silver. In addition, I filled the curb rash with Lab Metal. The results are rims that appear new.

Below is a picture of the final result. The decals and center caps are offered by several suppliers.

I agree that if your rims are cosmetically acceptable to you, it may be best to keep the original paint intact. But otherwise, it is not difficult to restore them yourself.

So, plastic blast, and paint. Any primer? BTW, have not heard of Lab Metal. Google time, I guess!!

edit - just saw what it is. OMFG !!!!!! Where has THAT been all my life??