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Allen bolts; 993 Targa wheels


Yas Marina
1 Sep 2003
Does anyone know what colour the split-rim allen bolts are supposed to be on the 17in Targa wheels?

Looking at mine I am guessing dark gunmetal grey.

I am planning to repaint mine using a trusty modelling brush and some hammerite or somesuch...

Can't look much worse than the current rusty objects.

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Previous poster said:
Quote: Originally posted by ian_uk on 13 February 2006

that's a relief as a while back I had a look at doing what Robert has mentioned and based on the remaining bolts that don't seemed to have rusted they all looked grey or sorts, but even that was a bit patchy...

but decided that black was the better colour to paint... but haven't propertly started yet !!

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Here's a picture off the Wheel Enhancement site.

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Cheers- bought myself some black Hammerite last night- the other half's having a girls' nite out next week so an ideal opportunity to put the wheels on the kitchen table and paint the 96 bolts!

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Thats a lot of fine rubbing down to clean and get a key on each bolt :wink:

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I am too idle for that- I am counting on the "paints straight onto rust" promise on the Hammerite tin... :lol:

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:) :) :)


You have to learn how to post a picture because I would be interested to see the end result. When I had my wheels refurbished told them to paint them silver, but might change back!

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Robert, you could always PM Peter Topping, after all he is the Uberauthority on all things wheel.

Peter, do I get a commission for bigging you up? :p

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Done one wheel so far... doing only one per session for the sake of my mental health!

Looks surprisingly good- the Hammerite is quite treacley but all the brush marks disappear. Even the rusty/pitted bolts look much improved.

Quite fiddly though, and masking is impractical so you need a steady hand with the brush and lots of patience. And some thinners for when it goes wrong...

I will take some before n' after pics of the next wheel, now I have broadband maybe posting pics will work.

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