advice on painting

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p.salva
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advice on painting

Post by p.salva » Fri Feb 01, 2019 10:36 pm

I want to make the military version of my civil NZ350-1939 I have to paint it.
The coachbuilder told me that it is not possible to paint the complete wheels, but the spokes must be removed from the rims.
Have you disassembled them to paint the wheels or can they be painted still assembled ?
I do not think that in 1939 they took all the spokes of all the wheels of all civil dkw apart before painting them and making them military ...
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Re: advice on painting

Post by Frank » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:36 pm

Hi,

No problems to paint the rims with the spokes assembled, there is no need to dismantle them if they are in ok condition.
Only if someone has mounted chromed spokes, there can be problems with painting, but not with standard painted steel spokes.

//Frank
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Re: advice on painting

Post by p.salva » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:25 pm

Hi Frank,
thanks for your reply but...bad news for me.
The rims and spokes are chomed :(
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Re: advice on painting

Post by Frank » Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:54 pm

Hi,

Try to contact a company who do chrome plating, the can also remove the old chrome in a chemical way. Check with them if they rims and spokes need to be dismantled, or if they can remove it from a complete wheel.


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Re: advice on painting

Post by p.salva » Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:06 pm

yes, good idea.
I will do that
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Re: advice on painting

Post by Motorboy13 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:08 pm

Hello P.salva , if you don''t find an Company for the Chrome work , than Sand/pearl Blasting
could be an option too (if the metal is in good condition , chrome is an very hard layer and takes more time to get it off, then chemicaly. but it is possible. (just is hard for the metal)


Greats

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Re: advice on painting

Post by p.salva » Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:30 pm

Thanks for your suggestions. I found a coachbuilder who can paint the chrome parts after having treated them with a specific primer. I will update you on the result.
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