How to restore the wheels of a series 1 Land Rover

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How to restore the wheels of a series 1 Land Rover

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Step by step process to restore the steering wheels of a series 1 Land Rover


You can see it had cracks around the spokes and the finish was very worn I stripped the boss and rim using MEK (Methyl ethyl ketone) quite nasty stuff need to wear breathing protection and butyl rubber gloves as it disolves other rubber gloves.


I bead blasted the hard to get to places and the corrosion from the Aluminium boss.


I ground out the cracks with a pointed die grinder.


I used a metal reinforced aviation grade Epoxy Glue (the grey stuff in the photo) to fill and level where I had ground out the cracks. I then filled any inperfections with a 2 part stopping putty which is a fancy name for a really fine grade of bog.


It then was primed using an Epoxy Primer and left to cure. I then sanded the grip area with 400 wet and dry.


The rim was then painted using a flat 2 part Polyurethane paint which is extremely hard wearing.


I painted the boss using 2 pack automotive paint.


Using VHT wrinkle finish I painted the horn button surround. I also painted the horn button using some left over 2 pack.


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