I recently refinished my 8" and 10" width Campy's myself. I am proud of the results; they look very good, it is hard to tell them from wheels with the original finish.

First I had them plastic bead blasted at a local shop. Then I annealed them in my ducted oven at home at 360 degrees F for one hour, letting them cool gradually in oven over night. Next I filled any curb rash with Lab Metal, a metallic filler, sanding or filing smooth. Next I used a tack cloth to remove any dust and sprayed them with zinc chromate, or a modern substitute. Finally, I sprayed several coats of Eastwood Argent Silver and Diamond Clear, using the tack cloth between coats. The paint and clear coats are hard, considering they came out of a rattle can. The color is also very close to the original. Unless you see them side by side you will not be able to pick them out, and even then you may have a hard time. I looked into powder coating, but I decided to stick with the more original painted finish. For the finishing touch I applied the correct decals.

I believe this job is something most any Pantera owner can do, assuming your rims are not bent or cracked. I did Zyglo the 10" rims, but if your not racing them the value may only be piece of mind. No problems were detected.

Sincerely,

Matt
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