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Post by Stedlocks » Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:25 am

I’ve tried imgur, but couldn’t get on with it... if you use chrome as a browser, it has a hot link fix for photobucket

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Post by Stedlocks » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:36 am

Schpock is decent sometimes...!
I’m getting a bit fed up constantly dodging potholes round my way, so I was on the lookout for some cheap, decent looking 18’s to try.... found these about 10 miles from me for £100👍

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No curbing, but lacquer is rubbish. Offset is spot on (45) Audi reps... decent quality though.... I’m thinking a quick blast with plasti dip on the faces... then see what they’re like!

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Post by Stedlocks » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:59 am

No comments?
I thought they were a bargain!! Not nicked, the guy traded his A4 in for a BMW.... I wouldn’t buy knocked off gear....

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Post by Doc » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:39 pm

They are very cheap for wheels with tyres on.
Just make sure the tyres has sufficient load rating for your caddy.
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Post by Stedlocks » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:00 pm

They are extra load, but will want changing anyway as I don’t know what they’ve been through!
I’ll put them on first when it stops raining, to see if I like the way they drive.... 225 40 18 tyres on it... would another size be better/more comfortable?
I like how light they feel as they’re not as wide or big as the current wheels.... that should make a difference.

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Post by Stedlocks » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 pm

Well, that’s decided!
The 18’s are staying on👍 So much better... I don’t have to cringe if I hit a pothole, and it feels like the suspension is working!!😂
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So, new tyres and tracking to get sorted..... then I’ve got a cunning, plastidip plan!!

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Post by the swan fiend » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:39 pm

Vans looking nice and shiny mate. I’m liking the wheels too.


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Post by brooneye » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:39 pm

They look good and you got yourself a proper bargain mate


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Post by Stedlocks » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:53 pm

Cheers fellas...!
I'm made up with the comfort levels.....it doesn't feel as 'planted' through the bends, but ill take that for not sh#####g myself every time there's a bump coming up too late to dodge! :lol:

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Post by Lister79 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:36 pm

Looks good Pat


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Post by Stedlocks » Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:43 am

Thanks fella.... ;)

I'm waiting for national tyres to open to get the new rubber fitted.....then, I'm waiting for some plastidip to arrive for an experiment!

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Post by Stedlocks » Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:11 pm

After getting new tyres on my cheap Audi alloys, I set about making them a bit pretty...

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Cleaned and rough lacquer flatted back...

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Cleaned a bit more and bits of card stuffed in the lip...

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After one coat (from four angles) of ‘Matt-pak full dip’ ...I’m thinking it’s shonky at the minute...

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When the first coat had dried.... it’s looking a lot better now!

More updates when I’ve waited the allotted time!



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Post by the swan fiend » Wed Jan 22, 2020 4:30 pm

They’re looking great mate. Well done


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Post by brooneye » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:14 pm

You’ve done a cracking job, they look brand new


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Post by Stedlocks » Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:00 pm

Ha! Thanks guys, they’ll do as a ‘ten footer’ ! I’m just amazed at how plastidip has come on from the 2-3 colours I remember.... this is what they look like with one coat of bronze pearl...👍
Without flash

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And with.... look at the sparkles!!



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I need to wait 8 hours now ( my dining room stinks!!) until I can spray the final coat of super gloss.

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