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Indy Wheel Restoration by animal
Started on: 10-21-2013 10:49 AM
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I'm having my Indy's wheels restored, but the company will not do the red stripe. I have the red stripe decal. Any special advice for applying the stripe? Do you spray clear over it?
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Report this Post10-21-2013 11:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would spray over it, but you could talk to a body shop and ask them. You could also find a place to paint on the stripe (a good body shop that does pinstripping with paint).
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Report this Post10-21-2013 02:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I received the same price quote to refurbish my wheels, Tom. Is Wednesday still on for the trip south?
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Yep, I'll give you a call tomorrow to set up the time. I have to get the tires removed tomorrow.

 
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Thanks, but I was hoping for a response from someone who has used the decals on their Indy wheels.

 
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I would spray over it, but you could talk to a body shop and ask them. You could also find a place to paint on the stripe (a good body shop that does pinstripping with paint).


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Report this Post10-24-2013 08:42 AM Click Here to See the Profile for animalSend a Private Message to animalEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Any Indy owner done this using the decals from Fierosails???
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I have put Fierosail's red stripes on a set of centerline wheels for my Indy. I put them on dry and it is a bit tricky but can be done. It would probably work easier with some soapy water so they can be moved around as needed. When I did it, I cut a ring about 3-4 inches wide, out of hardboard that is just a bit smaller diameter than the machined aluminum ring that the stripe goes on. the idea is that it gives you a center surface level with the machined edge to lay the transfer paper on. ( you will have to experiment with the size of the hole in the center). Then I cut a hole out of the center of the transfer paper roughly the size of the inner diameter of your hardboard ring. Then I cut fairly closely around the outer edge of the red decal, but left a 1/2 inch square tab of transfer paper outside the decal about every 3 inches all the way around. This gives you something to grab a hold of to move and center the decal on the rim before rubbing it down to apply it.
this is all best done with the wheel on a rotating bar stool or turntable of some sort so you can easily turn the wheel as you work.
If you want, shoot me your e-mail and I can send you some pictures that will make all this much clearer.

Hope this helps,
Mark

In hindsight, if I ever do it again, I will have a body shop paint them on. It was a bit of work to do this, but like anything else Fiero, the result was it's own reward.

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