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azcam
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PostSubject: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Wed Jan 22, 2014 10:55 pm

Evening Gents.

After looking at Sanso' wheels, was wondering if you can polish back the alloys on the C800C?
Have looked on you tube and seen some examples of how too's. TBH the work needed to be put in seems masive. Could you get a chrome finish? And what would the up keep be like. Can it even be done. As always I welcome all your advice and views.  Ty chaps.
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:27 pm

Good evening Arron,
From past memory of doing things like this   I'd say that polishing the wheels to a smooth shiny surface would be a lot of work to say the least, Apart from the rim that meets the tyre, They're usually rough cast alloy, That would mean sanding the whole wheel smooth with wet n dry going finer with each sand before you could even think about polishing them to a good finish, Then you'd have to lacquer them to maintain a polished finish, which in itself reduces the shine of the metal, Getting them Chromed would be an option? But that would be in the upper hundreds of Pounds I'd have thought? Cheaper than the cost of Custom wheels like Sanos's though, Unless you can find some second hand. 
ps. I've got some well maintained spoked chrome rims (very shiny) on my bike I'd be willing to swap?  
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:16 pm

Hey Sim do you know where Sanos got his wheels from as they do look the jobby!
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:40 pm

I think if you look through his (Sanos) posts where he showed it all off, he does mention.

But they were in excess of thousand pounds or something stupid.?
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Thu Jan 23, 2014 2:46 pm

MeanCycles I think it was?
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:23 pm

Wow, wont bother then! 
May end up with some other's from the VZ or such as Mr I was looking at some time back  
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:38 pm

yup...crazy prices...and in most instances it would only be front wheel as getting one for drum brake is even harder.

Shame really... it's a niche someone could easily exploit and make money.
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:54 pm

Hey Marcin theres another outlet for your artistic talents matey!    
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:30 pm

Yeah...but the cost of machines...ouch.
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:44 pm

I know mate but doing the designs for folk to get there own done, now that could be good?  
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:59 pm

Yeah...a bit of CAD software and I'd be on my way.

I'm not so sure though I'd decide to do that for anyone but me.
With decals, speedos, paint jobs etc, you're not really affecting the ride.
Imagine if I designed a wheel that wouldn't be structurally sound (bad angles, thickness etc) and would break under someone doing 90mph.
It would be nerve wrecking.

Unless I stuck to "thick" lines...that could work.
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:15 pm

lol!    
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:26 pm

Don't quite see what was funny about it.
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:30 pm

Sorry Marcin was only trying for a laugh on the thick lines comment.
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PostSubject: Re: C 800 Alloy wheels polished.   Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:34 pm

Got it now :)
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