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Rob62
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PostSubject: Honda Magtek wheels   Mon Oct 23 2017, 23:54

My NSR has magtek wheels (magnesium alloy) ive had them repainted once but the rear one had started to corrode through the paint. Not because the paint was defectice but because the rear had been blasted at some time in the past and the protective factory coating removed... the front was still fine. Anyway I decided to have them refurbished professionally. Paul (whentzsruled) put me onto a chap who has refurbished a few sets for him in the past. Steve runs TPCS, he used to be manager at dymag and worked there for 27 years until they closed in 2009.

http://tpcs-magnesium-refurbs.co.uk/

First thing was to strip and clean them



Quite a bit of corrosion is evident after stripping...
Next thing is to crack detect them using dye penetrant, fortunately they were ok

Finally ready for anti-corrosion treatment and final powder coating


After powder coating the corrosion is barely visible.... hopefully they’ll last another 30 years which should see me out anyway...Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Magtek wheels   Tue Oct 24 2017, 08:14

They must be lighter than a light, light thing.
Nice finish that.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Magtek wheels   Tue Oct 24 2017, 12:15

Look fantastic Rob,you should have asked Paul for a lend of one of his spare sets of Magteks Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Magtek wheels   Tue Oct 24 2017, 14:07

Very nice Rob. I've got a couple of magnesium wheels made by a Russian company called Vihur. They're Campagnolo copies from the mid 70's but the casting is of very poor quality (more Lada than Campagnolo). These people were recommended.
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PostSubject: Re: Honda Magtek wheels   Tue Oct 31 2017, 19:02

To be honest I dont think they are very much lighter than aluminium alloy wheels, they Aren’t pure magnesium but an alloy of magnesium, aluminium and a few other elements, apparently they only weigh about 200g less than std wheels although i hevent weighed them myself. I guess the main attraction is they are quite rare, a bit more exotic.... they look nice Very Happy
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