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Fixing up beat up beadlock rings

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Narty, May 9, 2020.

  1. May 9, 2020 at 5:03 PM
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    Narty

    Narty [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I bought some TRD beadlock wheels with the "beadlock" rings pretty beat up. wondering whats the best way to fix them up and look good. they pretty gashed so im okay with them not looking completely factory i just want the nice silver wheel look back
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  2. May 9, 2020 at 5:07 PM
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    Take to a shop and have them sand blasted?
     
  3. May 9, 2020 at 5:07 PM
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    Blast them bare, sand to smooth out the huge gashes, fill weld the big gashes, sand smooth again, and either clear coat at this point or move to polishing them out then clear coating after that?

    Just taking a shot in the dark, I have no experience in this but it's how I would proceed. The ring is removable right?
     
  4. May 9, 2020 at 5:10 PM
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    Narty

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    yeah rings are removable. might have to end up taking them to a shop im limited on space and tools, was gonna try and see if sanding them by hand was gonna work and it did not go so hot lol
     
  5. May 9, 2020 at 5:11 PM
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    Buy new.
     
  6. May 9, 2020 at 5:15 PM
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    How much are new rings? Just curious. Might be cheaper than having a shop fix up the old ones.
     
  7. May 9, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    Somebody was rough on those wheels. Good luck. Please post pics after you get them fixed.
     
  8. May 9, 2020 at 5:17 PM
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    just found them on toyota parts for 90 each, probably gonna go this route actually
     
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  9. May 9, 2020 at 5:18 PM
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    yeah got a good deal on them though and i love the look of them too so it was worth it for me at least
     
  10. May 9, 2020 at 5:18 PM
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    Why couldn’t they be sanded?

    @tacomgee sanded his, I’m pretty sure.
     
  11. May 9, 2020 at 5:22 PM
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    honestly juice wasn't worth the squeeze, i sanded one of the scrapes (not even one of the bigger gashes) and it took me about 30 minutes and ripped through the paper to feel like i had there was any effect. x 4, there must be a more efficient way or just go new. might be different if i had a power sander or something but by hand the task was just a little too large
     
  12. May 9, 2020 at 8:15 PM
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    Wire wheel on a drill?
     

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