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Evo BBS restoration


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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236940 posted 05/05/17 10:59 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Hi, just wanted to share my wheels that I picked up last October. They were decent for the most part, as they had the occasional rock chips and skuffs. But the worst part by far was how bad they were curbed.
Wheels when I received them:




As most of the curb rash could be lightly sanded away and reshaped, one spot was really bad.






So at work one day when all the machines were running, I brought the wheel into our welding area and me and another tech started hammering the lip back into position and tig welding layer after layer. After we had a good amount metal built up all over the scar, an air grinder was used to straighten out the area as best as we could considering the outter lip was seriously displaced. I then used some sweet paint called Steel-It (not cheap) as a temporary coat to protect the area we worked on. I was impressed with how well it matched to the OEM color of these wheels.




Since Steel-It is awesome, and the powder coat I matched perfectly to the wheels was not an option because of cost ($350) the steel it won the bid at $20 a can. It has stainless flakes in it. I also plan to use the really nice clear coat that has the activator/hardener capsulated inside the can.
Here are some pics of a freshly painted Steel-It wheel w/out Clear next to one of my unpainted wheels. I like it!







Thanks for looking, I will keep adding as I do things with these wheels as they're probably one of most beautiful wheels to come out of Japan (edit: errrrr Germany.)

Garrett


Edited by Nebraska (05/07/17 11:58 AM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236941 posted 05/05/17 11:02 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice work! Have the same wheels and they also need work done. Will have to try that out



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236942 posted 05/05/17 11:08 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks man, yeah I found a good powder match for OEM. At prismatic powders they have a color called victory grey III. Order a free sample and if you like it, I'll sell you what I got a good price.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236970 posted 05/07/17 10:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I love these wheels, and you did awesome work on the restoration. These look amazing on a VR-4. Now, let's see some pics of them installed!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236971 posted 05/07/17 11:47 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks! Working on getting them installed, have a rebuilt subframe I need to maneuver in. These wheels are getting Dunlop direzza dz102's on them



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1236994 posted 05/08/17 03:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks good.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237564 posted 05/28/17 11:34 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      




So I got the wheels completely done with used an awesome spray paint clear coat. It's $20 a can because it has an activator on the bottom that releases a hardener inside and creates a glass like surface. I love this stuff so much a used 5 cans on this part of the project. Of course had I know I would've needed so much I would have got some stuff for the old harbor freight purple gun. Pics on the car coming soon!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237775 posted 06/06/17 10:25 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      






Now I'm in the process of getting the front ready. Should be a couple days



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237800 posted 06/07/17 11:16 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Those look awesome. The Ralliart lugs are a really nice touch.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237804 posted 06/07/17 11:32 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Nice work man!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237807 posted 06/07/17 12:38 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Very nice!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237850 posted 06/08/17 08:42 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks guys!
Full car pics coming soon!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237907 posted 06/11/17 05:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      







Finally some full body pics. Need to raise the coilovers a little and get an alignment.
Rear end with new bushings/ball joints/bolts/bearings/seals/ebrake cable/and fluids.
New front calipers/bearings/seals/hubs/and ball joints.
All Abs components are removed and getting the actual abs module out soon. Any pointers for that would be appreciated.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237908 posted 06/11/17 06:28 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks great! Almost like mine



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237910 posted 06/11/17 08:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      


Looks baller!



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1237912 posted 06/11/17 09:23 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting faqinshiet:

Looks great! Almost like mine



I like yours as well!

And thanks GSTwithpsi

You guys think I get any positive camber in the rear? I have new alignment bolts and d2 coilovers...?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238385 posted 07/06/17 10:55 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Looks awesome! I would love to pick a set of these up.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238452 posted 07/10/17 12:29 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
That paint really came out nice!! I think that is the way to go versus powder coating. Powder coat is a nice durable finish, but the baking process requires you to expose the wheel to high heat for a while which can cause some mechanical property degredation. I know there are lower temp processes to avoid this but I will likely just paint wheels that need refinishing.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238463 posted 07/10/17 08:05 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Thanks guys. That paint is called Steel-It. P/n 100-2b. I found it online for $18-20 whereas other places it can be up $36.

The properties are pretty good, its durable and looks nice as it has small flakes of stainless in them. Ill post more pics tomorrow on my car.
Just a note: I let them outgas for a few days before putting the clear coat, which is also $20 A can, on them.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1238480 posted 07/11/17 01:14 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
Looks just right man, great job. And still way cheaper than a body shop. Also never thought about having to heat the wheel up for a long period with powder coating, makes sense.



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