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BeaverMeat 10-12-2020 11:17 PM

Re-finishing some Dracos
 
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Doing a custom paint job on my rain/winter tire Dracos to make them look like a multi-piece. Turned out better than I expected. This is my first time painting wheels.

What Volvo center caps fit the center bore of these wheels? Going for for exposed chrome nut look.

Redwood Chair 10-12-2020 11:34 PM

WWD caps.

BeaverMeat 10-13-2020 12:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 6121027)
WWD caps.

WWD?

The caps offered from iPd are too small by my measurements.

swedishiron.com 10-13-2020 07:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeaverMeat (Post 6121030)
WWD?

The caps offered from iPd are too small by my measurements.

WWD = Wrong Wheel Drive (or Front wheel drive)

The wheels as offered on 850 Columba wheels have a centercap that will fit, or so I've been told (but have not verified).

BeaverMeat 10-13-2020 07:50 PM

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Originally Posted by swedishiron.com (Post 6121202)
WWD = Wrong Wheel Drive (or Front wheel drive)

The wheels as offered on 850 Columba wheels have a centercap that will fit, or so I've been told (but have not verified).

lol

Thatís what I thought. Wasnít too sure, Iím a new guy here.

Depends if I can find a set. I may just get some cheap generic ones and slap a Volvo sticker on them.

I used PVC pipe caps on my wifeís RAV4 winter steelies.

BeaverMeat 10-14-2020 11:53 AM

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Now to let them sit for 3 days before I mount the rubber

Redwood Chair 10-14-2020 12:43 PM

Looking good.

Or some Virgo caps if you're feeling flush and frisky.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2018/1...fbf_z.jpg?zz=1

BeaverMeat 10-14-2020 05:43 PM

If I can find a set for cheap...

Still on the fence if I should matte them or not. The glossy clear will fade over time

Jack 10-14-2020 05:50 PM

why not fix the curbrash ?

nel621 10-14-2020 06:25 PM

^That requires work.

Redwood Chair 10-14-2020 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by BeaverMeat (Post 6121470)
If I can find a set for cheap...

Still on the fence if I should matte them or not. The glossy clear will fade over time

:nod:

They're just laying around out there in the junkyard dirt right next to the 2" OE tow hitch.

:-P

Jack 10-14-2020 08:28 PM

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Originally Posted by nel621 (Post 6121484)
^That requires work.

Re finished

Paint the centers gold and profit... TB why are you disappointing me

Redwood Chair 10-14-2020 09:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Jack (Post 6121514)
Re finished

Paint the centers gold and profit... TB why are you disappointing me

:nono:

Dracos are the redheaded stepchildren of the Volvo wheel family and as such they don't get the gold paint or any profit.

BeaverMeat 10-15-2020 12:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack (Post 6121472)
why not fix the curbrash ?

That’s the plan after I find a clean way to remove the paint to polish and clear the bare aluminum. So far the chemical paint remover attempts have been deemed unsuccessful on my practice rim. The clear comes off but that paint is a bitch. Next step Is good ol’ sanding the crap out of them.

BeaverMeat 10-15-2020 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 6121510)
:nod:

They're just laying around out there in the junkyard dirt right next to the 2" OE tow hitch.

:-P

lol. Too bad that challenge is off as I decided to go with roof rails.

Jack 10-15-2020 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 6121522)
:nono:

Dracos are the redheaded stepchildren of the Volvo wheel family and as such they don't get the gold paint or any profit.

Idk I would pay $800 for gold center Dracos

Jack 10-15-2020 12:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeaverMeat (Post 6121577)
Thatís the plan after I find a clean way to remove the paint to polish and clear the bare aluminum. So far the chemical paint remover attempts have been deemed unsuccessful on my practice rim. The clear comes off but that paint is a bitch. Next step Is good olí sanding the crap out of them.

Youíre starting with the horses ass by painting the center first

Raise the rear mount the wheel on the axle, start car and use sandpaper

Donít stick your dick into it ... do not!

Jack 10-15-2020 01:04 AM

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Originally Posted by BeaverMeat (Post 6121578)
lol. Too bad that challenge is off as I decided to go with roof rails.

I found some early 240 hubcap clips on few wheels that are used as jackstands at the junkyards :lol:

BeaverMeat 10-15-2020 01:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jack (Post 6121581)
You’re starting with the horses ass by painting the center first

Raise the rear mount the wheel on the axle, start car and use sandpaper

Don’t stick your dick into it ... do not!

I’m not polishing the inside of the drum. It’s too much of a pain in the ass... so I’m half-ass’n it and just polishing the outer lip with the Dremel after I fix the rash. Good enough... these wheels aren’t perfect anyways. I only have $120 USD total invested. That includes wheels, wheel cleaner, masking tape, and paint.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Redwood Chair (Post 6121522)
:nono:

Dracos are the redheaded stepchildren of the Volvo wheel family and as such they don't get the gold paint or any profit.

lol. I was going to paint then gold or bronze originally. My 8 year old said black would look cool as “It would look like an old Porsche 911 wheel”

I’ve been offered some Hydras... those would look good with gold or bronze centers. Crap... I may have to buy them. You see, I’m bit of a wheel whore. lol

I’m searching for a set of Rigels or Coronas for a set of studded winters.

Jack 10-15-2020 01:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BeaverMeat (Post 6121588)
I’m not polishing the inside of the drum. It’s too much of a pain in the ass... so I’m half-ass’n it and just polishing the outer lip with the Dremel after I fix the rash. Good enough... these wheels aren’t perfect anyways. I only have $120 USD total invested. That includes wheels, wheel cleaner, masking tape, and paint.

Spent not invested,

Use a Dremel on your PP or the $120 will go up to $200 on dremel accessories

James M 10-15-2020 01:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack (Post 6121581)
Raise the rear mount the wheel on the axle, start car and use sandpaper

Donít stick your dick into it ... do not!

He's speaking from personal experience it's a very good lesson.

Why paint them if your trying to remove the paint now? If your gonna call slapping down a layer of black rattle can refinishing I guess I'm more skillful then I thought

James M 10-15-2020 01:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Jack (Post 6121589)
Use a Dremel on your PP

Also from experience but maybe not as good advise unless that's what your into

Jack 10-15-2020 01:27 AM

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Originally Posted by James M (Post 6121591)
Also from experience but maybe not as good advise unless that's what your into

The way it vibrates at 30k rpms

James M 10-15-2020 01:32 AM

Avoid the cutoff wheel you'll be ok

Jack 10-15-2020 01:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by James M (Post 6121594)
Avoid the cutoff wheel you'll be ok

Amateur


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