I think they look great now....leave them as is. IMO black mags just look dirty and as if the owner hasn't bothered to wash off the brake dust.sparkyshep said:205/40/17 on my super did have momos but they rubbed like hell these are great hoping to get them powdercoated satin black over the winter limited funds at the moment due to twin spark engine fitted (moneypit!!!)
I have been using spray-on wheel cleaners and an assortment of brushes on the set of turbinas I painted and clearcoated ("Klassic" spray Dull Aluminum lacquer and clear) for 10 years now, and the wheels still look new (OK, darn close anyway ). I used to use only Griots Garage wheel cleaner, but in the last couple of years I switched to Eagle One "A2Z" (I think they recently changed the name to "All Wheel Cleaner"). The key is to read the label and make sure the cleaner is appropriate for painted wheels, follow the directions, not put cleaner on hot wheels, leave it on for less than a minute, and thoroughly hose it off. If you prepped your wheels well prior to painting, you should be OK.haus said:John, or anyone else who has painted + clearcoated their wheels, do you do anything special to clean them over time? Brake dust being a terrible problem for me, I'm pretty sure the standard spray-on, hose-off wheel cleaners would eat the paint for lunch, though I might spray a random piece of metal and try it later on.
I can answer that the Campangolo Turbinas on my 77 Spider are magnesium. I tested that when I found a little shaving somehow scraped off on the inside near the hub, was long enough to hold in the propane torch, lit up and burned with the characteristic brilliant white light. Aluminum won't do that...Vivace said:Original 1600 105 steels.
Turbina question....are they aluminum or magnesium?
I really like the looks of your car and some day I hope to have that bumper set-up. Your wheels really look smooth and I was just wondering what your sanding technique was. And my mistake, my wheels are not Campagnolo, they are Cromodora. Just reinforcing my ignorance. Thanks.rmatteo said:Just got these Campagnolo Daytona's off of Ebay for $60. Here they are mounted on my 74' after some sanding and paint...
This may be a matter of semantics but the Star alloys off Spiders from the 1980s were never referred to as "Daytonas" to my knowledge.rmatteo said:Just got these Campagnolo Daytona's off of Ebay for $60. Here they are mounted on my 74' after some sanding and paint...
Those wheels are similar to the Speedline wheels off the Audi Coupe Quattro (89-91 model years), but not the same (see pic of Audi wheels).rmatteo said:I'm pretty sure those wheels were stock on an Audi that was only made for a couple of years. I forget the model though, but I almost bought a set of the same wheels off of Ebay. They're 15", right?