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The Magnum 500 Painting Project Finished - with pictures
#11
Those cleaned up real nice!

Jeff T.

Low buck, touring style, '73 Convertible "rolling restoration", 351c, 2v heads with a shave and a haircut, Performer intake, Holley 650(ish), roller rockers, screw in studs, guideplates, stainless valves, Duraspark / Motorsports MSD, T-5 conversion. 1-1/8" front, 3/4" rear swaybars KYB shocks and some home brewed subframe connectors. Future plans; JGC steering box, Cobra brakes and... paint, interior, etc.

When I die I want to die like grandpa, peacefully in my sleep... not screaming, like his passenger.

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#12
They look great. I considered painting the originals that came on my car. The rims were in just as bad of shape. Instead I went with 15" repops.

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#13
Looks great, low cost. You did a great job -- lookin sharp dude
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#14
Those do look great. I hope the paint holds up. It looked like there was still some rust left before primer. Why didn't you remove the wheel weights?

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#15
ishootstuff;126581 Wrote:Those do look great. I hope the paint holds up. It looked like there was still some rust left before primer. Why didn't you remove the wheel weights?

Thanks to all for the positive comments. The trim rings definitely hide a good bit as well.

There was definitely a tad bit of minor rust prior to painting, but with the amount of rust I got off and the amount of time I spent getting it off of all 4 tires I was about done. Looking back I should have used POR-15 Marine Clean and Prep and Ready to convert the rust to black metal. I think with 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of Argent (silver lacquer) and 4-5 coats of the glass black they should last for awhile. The set on my 72 appear to have been painted the same way (I bought them that way) and have held up for going on 5 yrs now.

I didn't remove the wheel weights because the tires were already balanced and I didn't want to have to get them redone.

-Former 70 & 72 Mustang Owner.
-69 Torino GT, Formal Roof, 351W, Edelbrock 600 cfm, Edelbrock 351W Performer RPM intake, headers, AOD trans, dual flowmasters w/H pipe, Pertronix II Billet, 3.5 TRACLOC g/r, 15" Magnum 500s, 100A alt, aluminum radiator, electric fan, Pro-car seats, mini-starter...owned since Dec 13.
-70 Mach 1, 351W, Edelbrock E-Street EFI, VHX instrument cluster, Hooker headers, dual flowmasters, Pertronix II, 15" Magnum 500s, 150A alt, aluminum radiator, dual electric fans, Pro-car seats, mini-starter
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rutkak;126588 Wrote:
ishootstuff;126581 Wrote:Those do look great. I hope the paint holds up. It looked like there was still some rust left before primer. Why didn't you remove the wheel weights?

Thanks to all for the positive comments. The trim rings definitely hide a good bit as well.

There was definitely a tad bit of minor rust prior to painting, but with the amount of rust I got off and the amount of time I spent getting it off of all 4 tires I was about done. Looking back I should have used POR-15 Marine Clean and Prep and Ready to convert the rust to black metal. I think with 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of Argent (silver lacquer) and 4-5 coats of the glass black they should last for awhile. The set on my 72 appear to have been painted the same way (I bought them that way) and have held up for going on 5 yrs now.

I didn't remove the wheel weights because the tires were already balanced and I didn't want to have to get them redone.

True, but once you took the tires off you unbalanced the set up.

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mpbsr;126648 Wrote:
rutkak;126588 Wrote:
ishootstuff;126581 Wrote:Those do look great. I hope the paint holds up. It looked like there was still some rust left before primer. Why didn't you remove the wheel weights?

Thanks to all for the positive comments. The trim rings definitely hide a good bit as well.

There was definitely a tad bit of minor rust prior to painting, but with the amount of rust I got off and the amount of time I spent getting it off of all 4 tires I was about done. Looking back I should have used POR-15 Marine Clean and Prep and Ready to convert the rust to black metal. I think with 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of Argent (silver lacquer) and 4-5 coats of the glass black they should last for awhile. The set on my 72 appear to have been painted the same way (I bought them that way) and have held up for going on 5 yrs now.

I didn't remove the wheel weights because the tires were already balanced and I didn't want to have to get them redone.

True, but once you took the tires off you unbalanced the set up.

Interesting. Can you elaborate on that? I thought once a tire was balanced with the weights then it was good to go. I didn't know pulling a tire unbalanced anything to include rotating tires. I'm not tracking what you are saying, can you explain?

-Former 70 & 72 Mustang Owner.
-69 Torino GT, Formal Roof, 351W, Edelbrock 600 cfm, Edelbrock 351W Performer RPM intake, headers, AOD trans, dual flowmasters w/H pipe, Pertronix II Billet, 3.5 TRACLOC g/r, 15" Magnum 500s, 100A alt, aluminum radiator, electric fan, Pro-car seats, mini-starter...owned since Dec 13.
-70 Mach 1, 351W, Edelbrock E-Street EFI, VHX instrument cluster, Hooker headers, dual flowmasters, Pertronix II, 15" Magnum 500s, 150A alt, aluminum radiator, dual electric fans, Pro-car seats, mini-starter
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#18
rutkak;126720 Wrote:
mpbsr;126648 Wrote:
rutkak;126588 Wrote:Thanks to all for the positive comments. The trim rings definitely hide a good bit as well.

There was definitely a tad bit of minor rust prior to painting, but with the amount of rust I got off and the amount of time I spent getting it off of all 4 tires I was about done. Looking back I should have used POR-15 Marine Clean and Prep and Ready to convert the rust to black metal. I think with 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of Argent (silver lacquer) and 4-5 coats of the glass black they should last for awhile. The set on my 72 appear to have been painted the same way (I bought them that way) and have held up for going on 5 yrs now.

I didn't remove the wheel weights because the tires were already balanced and I didn't want to have to get them redone.

True, but once you took the tires off you unbalanced the set up.

Interesting. Can you elaborate on that? I thought once a tire was balanced with the weights then it was good to go. I didn't know pulling a tire unbalanced anything to include rotating tires. I'm not tracking what you are saying, can you explain?


The rims were balanced with the tires on. There's really no way to put the tires back on the rims in the exact location of where they were before. Therefore the balance is going to be off.

I know shops that when they plug a tire due to a flat will rebalance them because the plug changes the balance of the set up.

Once a tire is pulled from the rim it needs to be balanced again.

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#19
oh yeah, right. Tracking. I didn't remove the tires to paint the rims so I think I'm good to go. I thought you meant once I pulled the wheel off the car they went unbalanced. The original pics I posted don't really show how I taped off the tires.

Here's more pics that shows that more clearly.

   
   

-Former 70 & 72 Mustang Owner.
-69 Torino GT, Formal Roof, 351W, Edelbrock 600 cfm, Edelbrock 351W Performer RPM intake, headers, AOD trans, dual flowmasters w/H pipe, Pertronix II Billet, 3.5 TRACLOC g/r, 15" Magnum 500s, 100A alt, aluminum radiator, electric fan, Pro-car seats, mini-starter...owned since Dec 13.
-70 Mach 1, 351W, Edelbrock E-Street EFI, VHX instrument cluster, Hooker headers, dual flowmasters, Pertronix II, 15" Magnum 500s, 150A alt, aluminum radiator, dual electric fans, Pro-car seats, mini-starter
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#20
mpbsr;126728 Wrote:The rims were balanced with the tires on. There's really no way to put the tires back on the rims in the exact location of where they were before. Therefore the balance is going to be off.

I know shops that when they plug a tire due to a flat will rebalance them because the plug changes the balance of the set up.

Once a tire is pulled from the rim it needs to be balanced again.

Au contraire, mon frere. Tire shops do it all the time when repairing (patching) tires. Mark the tire where the valve stem is, where the weights go (unless they don't disturb the weights), and guess what - right back on it goes, in pretty much the exact same place it came off. Balance is pretty much, not affected.

I'm not saying it's the right way to do things... not in the least. Especially since we all know that mechanics, detailers, tire guys, etc. NEVER cut corners when they're working on our cars. Rolleyes

But it DOES happen.

Eric

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