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Hey guys,

I've just got these awesome wheels from Friday man and am gonna strip the paint off so my cousin can spray them for me. Was going to go down the route of using Nitormors, anyone know if this has any structural affects on magnesium:confused

Really don't want to fook my new wheels up:devious
 

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Glad to see that they have arrived. Send us a pic once you have them cleaned up.

What colour are going to paint them? I found that the darker the colour, the smaller they will make the bike look.
 

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The same custom colour as the bike when thats painted, but I was looking to polish the edges for something abit different, am well happy with them.
 

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Someone may correct me but I believe Mag wheels have to be painted as the "raw" material is porous.
 

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I´m with pilot here atleast that is what I was told by the wheelpainter company here in sweden
 

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:stupid +2
 

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Don't Use Paint Stripper !!!

I soaks into the magnesium and rots them. You're not supposed to sandblast them either.

I would carefully sand them by hand and repaint, but don't go through the origional etch primer if possible.

Price up Marvics refurbishment services :O
 

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THANKS FOR THE HELP GUYS,
THERE ARE NO DEALERS TO REFURBISH MARVICS IN THE UK SO IVE JUST SPOKEN TO DYMAG AND THEY HAVE SAID THEY WILL DO THEM FOR ME.

YOU GUYS SAVED MY BACON.......UMM BACON... OFF FOR A SARNY!!
 

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THANKS FOR THE HELP GUYS,
THERE ARE NO DEALERS TO REFURBISH MARVICS IN THE UK SO IVE JUST SPOKEN TO DYMAG AND THEY HAVE SAID THEY WILL DO THEM FOR ME.

YOU GUYS SAVED MY BACON.......UMM BACON... OFF FOR A SARNY!!
You really don't want to deal directly with Marvic (Italian time is even worse than Africa time), which is why I spoke to Dymag and Yoyodyne in the US.
 

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You really don't want to deal directly with Marvic (Italian time is even worse than Africa time), which is why I spoke to Dymag and Yoyodyne in the US.

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Sorry for the digging up.. but what are the do's and don't with the magnesium wheels? I've spotted some Penta II's which are 2 years old. Come of a streetbike etcetera.

If the paint/coat is ok, how long will the wheels last? Do they corrode slowly anyway? Any input welcome here! :)
 

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Magnesium does have a "shelf life" and will naturally deteriorate over time. I understand you can have them checked by a specialist - xray type thing I think? It is porous and needs to be painted. If I am wrong on anything I am sure someone will put me right.

If you read all the previous responses ( I just did) I think all the answers are there anyway
 

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Yeah I've read it. But it does rot anyway, not matter what..?!

Tomorrow I'll try to get some more information from a shop who sells them as well. If it's of any use I'll ad it here!
 

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Being porus does,t mean it will rot away, it simply means it allows water to pass through it,it doesn't mean that should water come into contact with it it would damage it.
Once painted the wheel would be sealed anyway
I can see how any manufacturer would build a wheel out of self destructive material.
 

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Bare magnesium will corrode in air, add moisture and it will corrode even quicker. The more it corrodes the more it becomes porous and even when painted will leak air.

I use 2 pairs for racing, as long as you keep them painted/powder coated they are fine. Unless you know their history and age I would be careful about using them on a road bike, or for piece of mund have them X-rayed and repainted by one of the manufacturers listed previously :)

Ever wondered why RG500 engines are worth so much, the cases are magnesium and only takes one owner to not use antifreeze and the damage has started.
 

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Little update: I've been looking around for some info. My local dynoshop couldn't really tell me allot on magnesium and stuff. But they where about to buy a load of new wheels and I could join in if I wanted too! The price is very very good so hard to let it go! Now I thought let's just go for alu because of the fact it doesn't loose strenght. But I've just looked at the differences in weight and it's absolutely huge! A rearwheel of alu weighs the same as a set of alu/mag :O

This got my thinking again :confused I don't have to do anything to make sure they are true, they don't cost more, are in the color I can choose and everything is new, like bearings and stuff. And it saves me 3,3kg! Weight saving is one of the main reasons I'm changing my TL to a fighterlike beast :)

If, in a situation as discribed, the wheel is 100% how long would you guys ride around on them? We ain't have allot of potholes here but everyone knows the TL like's to loft the wheel up..

Edit: Just for the people out there looking for wheels too: http://www.sportrider.com/features/146_0402_motorcycle_wheel_comparison/index.html
 

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On alu wheels you can ride them forever... Mag wheels can also be ridden forever if you look after them. Try go for forged instead of cast if you can.
 

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Thanks for the input!

But I had to make up my mind and it's going to be alu! Damn, maybe I could have gone for magnesium (forged and milled that would be..)

Well if I'm still earning enough I could buy them over a few years :devious
 
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