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  1. Dear All, I have some parts available for anyone who is willing to collect until the end of this week from KT6 7NL (Surbiton, South-West London, ideally between 8:00 - 17:00 but I am flexible to help if that is necessary). Those came off from a 2006 IS 250, and those are free of charge: - 4 x 17" alloy set, not in a very great shape (peeling etc.) but those are refurbishable, - Both front calipers in parts, - Also both rear calipers, but those are badly squeezed, - Automatic carpet mat set, the driver one is worn, the other ones are in good condition. Kind regards Gabor Pinter 07943 382577 (Please prefer messages.)
  2. As we all know the corrosion on the IS wheels is heartbreaking and it couldn't make the wheels look worse. So I decided to refurbish them myself. Firstly, this was a very unenjoyable job and I made loads of mistakes. I have only done one so far and I'm not looking forward to the other three! People like @dougie175 should look away now! Brief summary: Purchased primer, gun metal base coat and clear coat (spoke to a paint specialist so he pointed me in the right direction for each) all in cans Bought several grades of sandpaper from 80grit to 600grit Cleaned the wheel with methylated spirits Started working on the corroded sections first by hand - I was getting nowhere (only doing the front section of the wheel - not the inside that you never see) Moved on to an 80grit flap disc which certainly removed the corrosion but was far too aggresive and made the job of smoothing out the marks it left a real chore I used a hand sander (floor sander) with 160grit - this worked well but could only reach about 50% of the area Used 160grit paper by hand on the rest of the areas Used 320grit everywhere before priming Took 4.5 hours of sanding in total to this point Masked off the wheel and valve Sprayed several coats of primer then wet sanded with 600grit Sprayed several more coats of primer Allowed primer to dry (not long enough though, enough though I followed the instructions - must have put too much on) Sprayed several coats of the base coat - noticed some spotting where the base coat wouldn't stick (just layered up in these areas but came up a bit bumpy) Finished with multiple coats of clear coat Allowed to dry for 24 hours Mistakes: Used far too low a grit flap disc on the corroded areas (however it was needed to remove the kerb rash along the rim). Would use around 200grit next time Didn't allow primer to dry for long enough - probably due to coats being too thick I didn't have a ventilated place to do this so I did it outside - wind was a pain when spraying, hence mistake #2! Should have spent more time sanding every little mark as it all shows up when painted All in all, it is far from professional and the other wheels will be better. Photos below. Total job time, 6 hours (excluding drying time between coats). Also need to buy new centre caps. Before (this is actually the other front wheel as I forgot to take a before pic) Sanded and ready for primer Primed and ready for wet sanding Base coat applied - flaws can be seen here Final wheel on the car Lines left from initial sanding can be seen
  3. OK Peeps, I've decided I want rid of these wheels and they've gone on Ebay Ebay Listing Starting price is £50 for all 4, for collection from Middlesbrough or possible meet-up for fuel costs. Bidding ends on 6/6/17 at 20:27
  4. Just a quick heads up - I hope this post does not fall foul of the rules - I will be selling my new set of Fox fx004 rims soon as seen on my profile - everybody I met said they really liked them but I "just didn't " I prefered the originals a purely personal view so I have put them back on, so i now have no use for the Fox ones, they are only a couple of months old & as good as new, I have even got the chrome ( "L" ) centres for them which are included too. Just wanted to give LOC members first choice before advertising to public. So if you are interested then please message me. I will wait 3 weeks from this post before advertising elsewhere. Richard
  5. Hi all, I have just had my alloy wheels refurbed and they were a mess before with really bad pitting. I got them back and even though they look amazing you can still see some pitting! Is this normal? The guy said they were really bad and filling the pitting would just come off in time....? Has anyone had similar once they have had there wheels done?
  6. Hi Guy's just thought that I would share the fact that I have managed to fit custom alloys and disengage the Tyre Sensor Alerts, after all they are a complete waste of time and money! The method is already posted earlier on this forum under Doug Cleland40134.143303588 Ddate:11/17/2009: Brilliantly Simple.
  7. Tyre Sensor Alert

    Hi, Last Friday I had a new set of custom alloys fitted on my SC 430, however the Lexus Sensor Valves do not fit the new\alloys. I called my local dealership and was told that Lexus only provides valve sensors for Lexus Wheels and that their is no way of disabling the dashboard 'Amber Alert' and 5min BEEP! Is this true? Terry
  8. 220D Alloys - Need Advice

    Hi Experienced Ones I have a 2007 lexus 220d, with the following Alloys with Tyres as indicated below Front - 225/40 R18 Rear - 255/40 R18 What i would like to do is replace the alloys so that i dont have to have such large wheels or the low profiles, i currently do over 30k miles per year and i seem to feel every bump and pot hole If i do replace, what size can i go to, and do i need to have bigger wheels at the back compared to the front Also if i replace them, what sort of cost could i get if i was to sell them, they are a bit scratched, front two have more damage than the rear due to kerbing Im hoping someone can help and giuve some advice Thanks in advance
  9. Has anyone used the rotary type brushes for alloys on their beloved Lexus? I have seen a couple of them advertised - Water powered (from the water hose pressure), Battery operated and cordless drill accessory. I think that I would rule out the cordless drill accessory as it might be a tad aggresive. I'd love to hear of anyone using either of the others and their reviews.