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    5-spoke (~2004) Aero wheel restoration

    So I had laid these wheels aside in the garage, but they wound up getting rashed up because of neglect over the near year dormancy. I'm pretty much starting fresh:





    So after sanding it down, degreasing it and cleaning them up, I sprayed it with filler primer. Room temp that evening was about 69 deg F.:




    And by morning it was 18F. Temp dropped so fast, the paint couldn't cure fast enough and separated. <<sigh>>


    So, starting over and sanding them again. For the third time...



    Excuse the quality on the next series of pics. iPhone camera.




    Finished product:






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    Schmexy!

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    2011 9-3 Aero XWD Performance by Hirsch
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    As always, fantastic work Jim.

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    Hey, thanks, guys! Now, I just need to go get the tires mounted and ballanced, and I'll probably do a 4-wheel alignment as well.

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    BTW, Burnside: Was in West Chester yesterday. Full day though, no time to hang, but I did see a NG 9-5 "in the wild" on East Chestnut.

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    Very Nice! I need to do the same thing to my set. Found a set on CL for $200, but they look a bit worse than yours.

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    BTW, Burnside: Was in West Chester yesterday. Full day though, no time to hang, but I did see a NG 9-5 "in the wild" on East Chestnut.

    Ah - yeah there are a few in the wild around here. Well - I am here for one more week - off on the 15th - working the 17th and following my box back to Doylestown after work.

    Someday we will cross paths outside Carlisle.

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    OUTSTANDING WORK!!!

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    What did you use for paint? I've used several designated "wheel paints" before, and I've yet to find one that I've actually liked. I recently tried engine enamel for painting one friends wheels black, and it seems to be holding up great, although the cure time is 5 days.

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