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AUBIEBMW

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Hello,
I need tips/suggestions/advice on cleaning/refinishing or restoring the stock rims on my 85 K100RS.
Thanks!
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MartinW

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I've had good success cleaning my wheels with a product from Surf City Garage called Code Red. Very, very fine wet and dry or fine cutting compound can sometimes remove stubborn marks, but don't get over enthusiastic. Alternatively you can get the rims blasted with a non destructive media or hand sand and paint them yourself. Others have had their wheels professional powder coated or painted in two pack.
Regards Martin.


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Dai

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Looks like you may have cast iron discs fitted? If so, once you've cleaned/refurbished the rims, hose the wheeels down every single time you finish a trip. The rust chews into the alloy even when you think there isn't any rust dust on there.


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Satin black painted.....

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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

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1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
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Suzi Q

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#2 on the deposits from cast iron discs. If you can get them as clean as possible - scouring pad & Bilt Hamber wheel cleaner etc. then you might find that a product called 'rub n buff' gets them looking pretty spangly afterwards. It's a silvered wax so as well as the coverage, it'll protect the wheels as well. Just an alternative suggestion to disassembly,stripping,blasting,coating etc. Costs about a tenner and is very rewarding to do  Smile

That's the last time I'll ever mention rub n buff btw, guys on here must be sick of me banging on about it  Shocked

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Dai

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Well... it would help if it got delivered when it was ordered! Wheel Rim Restoration - Need Advice, Tips, Examples 44271


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
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1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

Tom GR

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Great to see you back Suzie.
Cheers 
Tom


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