A light, airy, effervescent, blog of grave consequence. (NOT!) Dedicated to those of us who must respond to negative stimuli by Chernobyling (entombing in concrete) our innermost thoughts.

Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Saturday, April 05, 2014

First visible work on the Merc.

I started refurbishing the wheels this afternoon. Zip strip, wire brushes and lacquer thinner. The first thing was to clean all the brake dust out of the holes in the rim. Sheesh. What a pain in the ass. At least PB Blaster would cut the stuff enough for it to be wire brushed out

The after stripping, and a little rubbing compound I hit it with a rattle can of satin clear.

I didn't take a before picture but it was much worse than this one:

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Here is the finished product. I'm pretty happy with it.

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Anonymous Perry Rose said...

That looks a lot better. Old school 15 inch tires shouldn't be too pricey.

8:04 AM  

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