C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by codge » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:16 pm

Standard wheels Ronnie. The weather dulls them off but people like Pristine Wheels in Milton Keynes can restore to new condition.
Around £60/70 per wheel at Pristine mind.

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by Hobbawobba » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:41 pm

Ah nice. I need to find some places like that to visit for a few good pictures aye :lol:. Saw an episode of Wheeler Dealers ages ago where Edd restored an old MR2 set of wheels. Seemed quite easy actually and don't see why it wouldn't work on our cars? :?

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by TOOL » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:08 pm

Anyone ever tried hydro blasting?

This fella got good results: http://ausrotary.com/viewtopic.php?f=21 ... ilit=hydro
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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 1:46 pm

there's only one way to refurb S3 factory wheels properly and that's to have them diamond cut..... any other finish doesn't look right on them, they were diamond cut from the factory.
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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by spoddy » Mon Oct 06, 2014 7:57 pm

interesting as there is a red fb supposedly weld free not far from me but the wheels were a dark silver so resprayed.
diamond cutting sounds like the way to go then, i seen the mr2 ones on wheeler dealers and it was compound paste on a polishing pad.
they came up well enough but it wasn't even across the wheel.

i just wondered why some looked like chrome and others silver so thought there were two different types.

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 8:36 pm

the factory finish for the S3 alloy is diamond cut and the face of the wheel should look like a CD with faint lines on it from the cutting process.... if you can't see the lines, then the wheels have been painted or ground back and polished..... they will look ok but if you put them next to the proper diamond cut finish, they look second rate.
On the MR2, the proper finish is painted, not polished ( the polished version of that teardrop alloy was only available on the JDM market supercharged version)....
I personally prefer the painted version on the MR2.... dunno why Ed went to the trouble of polishing those wheels when the correct finish was painted anyway :roll:
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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by DKWW2000 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:08 pm

Hi
There is one for sale on Ebay that looks original http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/310180643601? ... EBIDX%3AIT It looks like they were coated with lacquer, my spare has that finish you describe
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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by myatt1972 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:44 pm

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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by ian65 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:53 pm

this is one of Stu's old posts....

The correct procedure for S3 wheels.

1. chemical dip to remove grime & debris
2. Dinks/dents/corrosion ground out & filled smooth with new alloy
3. entire wheel powdercoated
4. wheel faces diamond cut & polished
5. top clear coat lacquer applied[the more coats applied,the less the shine,but more protection against future corrosion]
6. if ur really fussy,get stainless valves,they don't rust,chrome valves can rust & lift the lacquer around the air valve leading to premature corrosion.

I find it amazing that wheels a quarter of a century old can be restored to factory finish,it takes years & years off the car.

all of the above will obviously cost.... or you can get a tin of silver paint and spray them for a tenner...... not quite as nice though!
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Re: C160 SFG - 1986 Elford Turbo

Post by DeanRX7 » Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:19 pm

Stunning car Ian!
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