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108 refurb without splitting

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108 refurb without splitting

Post by Street » Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:30 am

Not one for the purists but has anyone had 108’s refurbed as one piece?

I’ve got a couple of quotes and one suggestion is to not split them considering I only want one colour.

I think painted bolts would tweak my ocd but for £200 all in I’m wondering if it would be good enough. (They are heavily corroded at the moment.

Anyone done it and have some pics to share?
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Post by Z4paul » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:38 pm

Hi, I am sure someone did exactly this as a DIY project and very recently as well. Deflated and left tyres on but given it was a home refurb they made a very good job of them. As you say they would have painted over the bolts but given the powder coat around the bolts seem to a weak point why wouldn't you.
Will see if I can find the thread...
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108 refurb without splitting

Post by N4LLY » Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:45 pm

Z4paul wrote: Fri Aug 05, 2022 12:38 pm Hi, I am sure someone did exactly this as a DIY project and very recently as well. Deflated and left tyres on but given it was a home refurb they made a very good job of them. As you say they would have painted over the bolts but given the powder coat around the bolts seem to a weak point why wouldn't you.
Will see if I can find the thread...
Think you are refering to this one :wink:

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108 refurb without splitting

Post by Z4paul » Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:13 pm

Spot on....not for everyone but look pretty good £200 to have them painted seems a fair price. I had a quote of £280 to have just outer wheel (not the star) taken back to oem finish...
Hope this helps Street :thumbsup:
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108 refurb without splitting

Post by Street » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:21 pm

Brilliant! Thanks guys!
I’ll go for the one piece. Having had a go at splitting one wheel tonight I can be suffering another stripped bolt.
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108 refurb without splitting

Post by Z4paul » Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:41 pm

No problem Street, glad we were able to help :thumbsup:
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Post by SonnyA85 » Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:41 pm

might be worth buying a small orbital sander to help speed up the prep phase. otherwise that looks like it's going to take several hours if not days of prep before you can think about spraying them.

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