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Old 05 January 2013, 17:05   #21
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I bought a pair of galvanised wheels home from the US, before I left I took a wheel off the trailer and put a piece of card underneath the wheel holes and drew the exact pattern, I then took the card with me and matched the card to the correct wheel once in the trailer shop.

Galv. wheels are the best, why are they not available here????
You could get the wheels shot blasted then dipped in galvanise if there is someone local to you that do galvanising just make sure you take the tyres off first i'm thinking of doing it myself it wouldn't cost that much
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How long do you reckon powder coating would last
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Old 05 January 2013, 17:17   #23
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They look lovely Ribtecer but how did you manage to fit them in your suitcase and get them through customs
Where theres a will and all that...

They were brand new so completly clean, I wrapped them in plastic bags (the wheels alone are quite small) and put one in Mrs Ribtecers suit case and one in mine.

My wife thought I was smuggling and wasn't too happy but all was well...

I then painted the fronts white and the backs black and undersealed the backs with waxoil, a bit over kill but as I say I want to fit and forget...
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Old 05 January 2013, 17:20   #24
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How long do you reckon powder coating would last
Not sure mick going into salt water also when you need to fit a new tyre they would chip the coating on the wheel with the machines they use
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Old 05 January 2013, 17:21   #25
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How long do you reckon powder coating would last
I thought about that but it would crack and therefore rust around the wheel nuts, and then you would have to start again.

If mine does I can easily rub that bit down and repaint, but I hope not having done all this.
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Where theres a will and all that...

They were brand new so completly clean, I wrapped them in plastic bags (the wheels alone are quite small) and put one in Mrs Ribtecers suit case and one in mine.

My wife thought I was smuggling and wasn't too happy but all was well...

I then painted the fronts white and the backs black and undersealed the backs with waxoil, a bit over kill but as I say I want to fit and forget...
Very nice shame about the tow car

Your trailer looks the same as mine are your wheels 12" or 13" ?
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Old 05 January 2013, 17:28   #27
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Not sure mick going into salt water also when you need to fit a new tyre they would chip the coating on the wheel with the machines they use
I carefully painted the rims well under where the tyres are fitted, I then carefully selected a tyre centre where I explained my plan to the bloke that fitted the tyres and he was very careful. The paint inside the back of the rim was damaged from the clamps on the machine but that was easily taken care of.

The paint seal around the edge of the wheel where it meets the tyre was undamaged.

Like I say, small thing to get too excited about, but I am very pleased with the effect and it has been tried and tested now and all seams fine.
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Very nice shame about the tow car

Wondered how long it would take
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I thought about that but it would crack and therefore rust around the wheel nuts, and then you would have to start again.

If mine does I can easily rub that bit down and repaint, but I hope not having done all this.
Guess so I have a spare set of D3 wheels with MTRs fitted for winter that I had powder coated and have lasted well but the holes have a steel insert so I guess the powder coat won't be touched
Anyway good choice of tow vehicle
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Anyway good choice of tow vehicle
Took you long enuff as well
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