The 23rd of August was buzzing with people talking about an organised car meet held at the famous Ace Cafe in London. The meet was organised by 3 car clubs from the VW scene under the names of, WestsideVW, Euroville and Dubclub.
Dubclub organiser Tony, arranged a convoy from Coventry to Ace Cafe, and it was an interesting drive up, once we arrived at the show, there was nice german machinery every where, not just VWs. Euroville and Westside had done an excellent job of organising at the other end and parking every one up.
The turn out was great, as was the atmosphere, we mananged to get a few pictures of some personal favourites along the way so enjoy!! Don’t miss out on Nov 13th at Ace Cafe, another ones sponsored by ourselves, it’s going to be a big one!!
We had a set of 2 piece Posrsche split rims arrive, which were to be fitted to a Vw Golf Mk3 Vr6.
One of the dishes of the wheels damaged quite a bit, where as the rest had the usualy kerb damage. The centres were in the standard factory silver, the request was to change the colour of these for a black. We recommended our sparkle black as we had a feeling it would look sharp on these wheels. So the wheels were split, bolts removed and cleaned, bent dish was heated and repaired, and then the 4 lips were polished. Meanwhile, one of the centres had a chip in it, so that was repaired, then they were stripped and blasted, ready from powder coat. The colour was then applied to them and lacquered, the wheels were then rebuilt ready for some show stopping !!
Take a look for yourselves:
Been a while since i’ve had a chance to post here, it should be getting busy in here soon, with lots to read, so keep an eye out for it. Many have you may have seen our 2 piece split rims offer for May , which we had extended over June. Well now you email us and tell us what you would like to see as an offer, we will consider all suggestions.
We have just been busy with wheels and other things behind the scenes, and have alot of cars and blogs to catch up with, so keep popping back for updates, below is a set of empis that were not too bad, allready polished, but the weather had its way with them, so they were in need of a freshening up.
Earlier this year, we had a customer contact us with some Mk3 Golf Bbs wheels. He had seen the BBs Ra’s we had polished once previously, so wanted the same with his wheels. The wheels has already been stripped previously of all paint as the owner had started polishing them, himself. After discussing what he wanted done, it was nice to see someone trying something different again, so we proceeded to polished top of the spokes and lips of the wheels.
This finish really transforms this particular BBS wheel, and we are pleased to have been given the opportunity to do a set.
Tom arrived with his Matt black Advan wheels which he wanted to fit to his Honda S2000. The paint had all flaked with a little kerbing too, he wanted them in a bronze, then after some debating we decided to go for white, until i showed him our sparkle black. He agreed that this would work well on his silver car, so the decision was made to do them in Sparkle black.
Here forsale we have a aset of BMW M3 wheels off and e46.
I think they are replica wheels however they still have wider rears.
The size is 8 x 19 for the 2 fronts, offset is et 35
Rears are 9.5 x 19 , offset is et 27
Make your BMW stand out this summer with these amazing wheels, you really have to see the reflection, to appreciate the finish. its blinding!!
Aftercare for Mirror Polished Components
Ever wondered how to keep that polished metal looking good all year round? Tired of running 2 sets of wheels per year, one for summer and one for winter? This is the easiest and most effective way of looking after polished metal, we have tried and tested.
Just had your alloy wheels mirror polished? First of all you want to give them a good polish by hand with a metal polish that you can work with well. ( This removes all the excess compound and metal dust). Once you’re happy with them, you want to seal them using a good sealent. Jetseal 109 by Chemical guys and Poor boys wheel sealent are both good products for the job.
How to apply wheel sealent? (poorboys used)
With poorboys wheel sealent we found best results by applying the sealent sparingly with a soft cloth across the wheel, let it mature for 20 mins and then buff it off with a clean soft cloth. Again a second layer is applied, this time this is left over night, so roughly 12 hours, before it is buffed off using a soft clean cloth. The third layer is then applied, and left for 20 mins, before being buffed off. On the final application, the cloth should be slipping off the wheel, then you know, they have sealed well.
Jetseal 109 however can be applied and wiped off pretty much straight after and this will seal the wheels, it’s incredibly durable and so easy to use, we recommend applying the sealent every 2 to 3 months. You can buy your Jetseal here :
Maintaining Polished Alloy
After testing many different methods of maintaining the finish, for wheels and items which are exposed to the weather, it is recommended to keep a dry clean micro fibre cloth in the car. Each time you finish with the vehicle for the day, then wipe the wheel down with the cloth to remove any dust from the wheels. If the wheels are wet, dry them when you get an opportunity ( on a dry day ( if we’re lucky) ). Wiping all four wheels should take roughly 2 mins for all 4. Which I’m sure you will agree is not along time in a 24 hr day.
This time you put in dusting down, or drying the wheels saves time later as you will not have to use metal polish on them very often this way, as the wheels always stay clean. You will also not have to wash the wheels, which is another bonus. Water on the polished surface over time, makes them misty, which calls for some metal polish. So if you can keep them dry, no need to polish them.
If water must be used for washing the wheels, then use a normal car shampoo, do not use any acidic wheel cleaners, if you are unsure about a particular wheel cleaner, then don’t use it.
Avoid having the wheels or car washed at a general car wash.
With our test running polished wheels for 12 months, by following the above process we only needed to use metal polish on them once every 3 months.
If you stick to the advice above you will only need to polish your wheels occasionally to bring back the shine.
The best product to work with is the product that suits you best, each person works differently and have certain preferences that they are looking for, from a product.
For a good shine Peek metal polish, Meguairs metal polish, and Mothers metal polish are all good products. If the metal seems to have lost a lot of shine and has a lot of stubborn marks on it, then the best product to remove the marks we tested is Brasso Wadding, then to get the shine back, we would recommend Alu Magic. Alu Magic is a great product which we have been using for many years. Get a bottle of it yourself and tell us what you think.
Please remember when you are polishing, you’re polishing metal and not lacquer, so polish with some force behind it, and buff off like you would when polishing your shoes. Hope this has been helpful.
For further questions, feel free to ask either here, or search for Pureklas on facebook.
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Hello every one, apologies for the delay in updates on the blog. Alot more on their way, so stay tuned.
Now does everyone remember Kyle, with the Bmw 328i splits? Missed the blog did you?? Well here is a reminder of the work done on the wheels:
Well just the other day, Kyle contacted me, with some lovely pictures of his car, now on the wheels, which he was happy to share with everyone viewing our website, so we would just like to say thanks to Kyle for taking the time out and for providing these additional pictures.
Its always nice to see the wheels on the car, as the finished product, as you will agree the BBS split rims look lovely on Kyles’ VW Golf Mk4 GTi, and we love what he has done with the motor. Enjoy the pics ; )
We have a few wheels for sale.
If you are interested in any of the sets below or would like to send an offer, please just drop us an email via the website.
Details for the wheels are as follows.
BBS VZ029 8×18 ET37 5x112pcd cross spoke alloy wheels. Finished in sparkle silver powdercoat, not used since being refurbed so as good as new. BBS badges are peeling/spidering but easy enough to replace or swap with buyers preferred badges…
Direct fit onto Mk5 Golf, Passat B5/5.5/B6, Audi A4, Merc C/E class etc or Mk4/Audi with correct pcd adapters.
BBS RK507 2-pc split rims. 8.5×18 ET38 5x120pcd. Mirror polished dishes, standard finish centres. No centre caps included. Direct fit onto BMW E36/E34 3/5 series etc but please check confirm fitment. Will also fit 5×100/5×112 VW/Audis with correct pcd adapters.
Mercedes Avantguard 7×16 ET37 5x112pcd. Fully polished, complete with polished AMG centre caps, and not used since so as new……
Genuine BMW 8×18 ET14 5x120pcd, made by BBS. Very good condition, original factory finish, and could look nice with stretched tyres and maybe used with adapters onto Mk4 Golf, Passat B5.5 etc……….or fit onto your 5/6/7 series.