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Stove enameling ....
« on: September 18, 2019, 07:57:41 pm »
Previous owner of my X3 had done a horrible rattle can job on the alloys, mate of mine who does my MoT's said he could get them done properly in whatever colour I wanted. Figured I'd go for graphite grey (hopefully wont show the dirt easily :) )

Very pleased with the results!

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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2019, 09:17:16 am »
Nice job on the wheels. I had mine painted very dark grey, almost black, satin finish. That's almost perfect to disguise the brake dust.
To clean them I thoroughly recommend Bilt Hamber autowheel spray, it's by far the most effective thing I have ever found, makes cleaning alloys almost enjoyable.

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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2019, 10:07:15 am »
I have white ones (don't ask why), and the garage said 'We thought they were standard grey alloys - until we washed it'.
Top result for my perseverance in not washing the car.  8)
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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2019, 10:50:56 am »
Flip. I came in here looking for some log burner action!

I think I have that Bilt Humber bridge stuff. Stinks to high Wycombe even when it's in its bottle and the bottle is in a bag. But works a treat on the annoying but lovely multispoke MV1s on an E46.

Have you got a before picture so I can say "what a difference!"?
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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2019, 11:34:37 am »
Flip. I came in here looking for some log burner action!

Been there, made the decision, waiting for the planning application.

Maybe we need a 'lifestyle' thread  8)

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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2019, 06:37:27 pm »
Planning!

I just heated the water for a black coffee on mine :D. Living the slightly warm dream!
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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2019, 12:31:57 pm »
Grade II listed mate!

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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2019, 02:38:32 pm »
You or the house? :D
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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2019, 05:45:55 pm »
Brian would definitely be a grade 1 listing, a one off.

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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2019, 07:20:50 pm »
Or at least crumbling and untouchable...

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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2019, 08:15:49 pm »
So my boss asked if I'd be getting new centre caps to compliment the refurbed wheels, I said probably, then he pointed out that BMW did self righting wheel centres :) with a bit of staff discount they've worked out a tenner more than the retail on the standard ones, can't wait to get the car back and fit them :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVVaXtzjhr8&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1HewZQyzJYLClB2IF7kv_kXtralpk7L7wdAnaPfInDMP93mOJcEjVSY-M
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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2019, 11:26:19 pm »
Would they fit in the centre of a K1300S rear wheel?
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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2019, 06:58:27 pm »
Why not go the whole hog... https://youtu.be/I_hDfj-QrfM

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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2019, 07:00:33 pm »
Would they fit in the centre of a K1300S rear wheel?

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Re: Stove enameling ....
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2019, 07:37:23 pm »
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