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Old 11-08-2004, 02:48   #1 (permalink)
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I got my Globes today. Theyre looking good as far as dents scratches etc. are concerned. Nothing deep or requiring major work. No gutterscrapes. They have been spraypainted it seems on the front. A few questions however for experienced owners:

1. how should i clean them properly so they come up "showroom new". Were they spraypainted originally? out of factory?

2. They seem to have pitting, sort of a rough casting finish along the spokes, but not around the lip. From what ive seen in pics, this seems to be a trait of Bathurst Globes. Is there any way to polish out these cast marks and give the whole rim a smooth finish or will this ruin the look of them?

3. How do i keep that matte silver finish. I saw a pic of some globes that someone polished up and they looked as if they had been spraypainted with silver. How do i avoid this?

4. Someone reccommended beadblasting them....?

Also, two of the original bolts and i think a busher is missing. Are these bolts "Bathurst Globe" bolts or can i pick up another two somewhere easily?

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I got my Globes today. Theyre looking good as far as dents scratches etc. are concerned. Nothing deep or requiring major work. No gutterscrapes. They have been spraypainted it seems on the front. A few questions however for experienced owners:

1. how should i clean them properly so they come up "showroom new". Were they spraypainted originally? out of factory?

2. They seem to have pitting, sort of a rough casting finish along the spokes, but not around the lip. From what ive seen in pics, this seems to be a trait of Bathurst Globes. Is there any way to polish out these cast marks and give the whole rim a smooth finish or will this ruin the look of them?

3. How do i keep that matte silver finish. I saw a pic of some globes that someone polished up and they looked as if they had been spraypainted with silver. How do i avoid this?

4. Someone reccommended beadblasting them....?

Also, two of the original bolts and i think a busher is missing. Are these bolts "Bathurst Globe" bolts or can i pick up another two somewhere easily?

Thanks

Daniel.
Get them polished then send them out and get the inner painted.Make sure when you get them painted they use the right primer.
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anybody with opinions at all....
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There was a thread similar to this a while ago... I'll see if i can dig it up...
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Here is a thread of my polishing experince

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where do you get that sandpaper from? is it a bastard sanding out the cast marks? and what did you paint them with?

Thanks a lot for that link.

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where do you get that sandpaper from? is it a bastard sanding out the cast marks? and what did you paint them with?

Thanks a lot for that link.

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Dude, don't sand out the casting marks. its the way of the Globe.... Especially seeings you'res are a set of smooth rim originals...
I used autosol, bit of wet and dry on the machined surfaces (edges and rim) but only used mag wheel cleaner and autosol on the cast surfaces. they initially come up too shiny, but after a week or two, the centres dull off and just polish the lips/rim.
I stripped the paint off mine with Methyl chloride based paint stripper, but I've left them unpolished (I believe the original GTs/Cobras weren't painted?)

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Thanks, that was the thread I was trying to find :D
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