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Re: Wheels used on Trans-Am Camaros
« Reply #210 on: February 14, 2016, 05:52:20 AM »
Thanks, Gary. I had a 15 x 8 Torq Thrust D in magnesium but never thought to weigh it. I sold it a fair number of years ago after having trouble finding more so I could complete a set.
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« Reply #211 on: February 20, 2016, 11:46:17 PM »
Hi folks,

I ended up making a deal on a set of four 15x8.5" magnesium Torq Thrust Ds today. They are NOS and have some very light white staining starting in areas, which I assume is the onset of corrosion. They are all dated within a few days of each other, late 1968. Unfortunately the bolt circle is 5 on 5" so they can't easily work on my first-gen Z/28. I would guess these are among the best preserved mag TT-Ds.

Can anyone give me an idea of what these might be worth? They will either be garage art for me, or I will sell/trade them to someone who needs them for an early Mustang, or ?

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« Reply #212 on: February 21, 2016, 04:00:41 AM »
Can you take some photos of one of them?   so we can say we've seen NEW OLD STOCK ARE magnesiums.. :)
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« Reply #213 on: February 21, 2016, 05:30:58 AM »
For sure...I will take a few pics tomorrow.

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« Reply #214 on: February 27, 2016, 09:20:23 PM »
Here are some pics. The backspacing is right around 4 3/16" Interestingly they are all dated within three days of each other. How do I clean these without affecting the finish?














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« Reply #215 on: February 28, 2016, 05:01:01 AM »
I have 2 sets of the ARE magnesiums, and I also would like to know the preferred means to clean them and prep for painting; magnesium wheels need to be painted in order to seal them from air leakage, and also to protect against rapid oxidation (which you are seeing on yours).   Anyone with suggestions for how to clear the wheels, and any suggestions for prepping for primer and paint, I know I'd love to get the suggestions, and I'm sure that  70L34 would as well.

'70L34:  What are your plans for the ones you have, given they are 5 on 5" lug pattern?
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« Reply #216 on: February 28, 2016, 06:47:35 AM »
Gibbs Brand penetrant is good stuff for this and many other applications. Good lube for shifters also instead of grease.

http://www.roadsters.com/gibbs/
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« Reply #217 on: February 28, 2016, 12:33:43 PM »
Amen to Gibbs. I buy it by the case and it can be painted over, unlike stuff with sillycone.
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« Reply #218 on: February 28, 2016, 05:44:36 PM »
Thanks guys. The Gibbs helped a lot with the appearance but some of the white staining is still there. What do you recommend using on that?

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« Reply #219 on: February 28, 2016, 07:44:18 PM »
Beautiful weather in MI today, so I gave the wheels a really good once-over with the Gibbs and will wait a few days as directed to see what happens to the white areas.

I'm leaning toward hitting the outside machined lip with a very fine scotchbrite to bring out the original machined finish. What do you guys think?

To address an earlier question - sorry 69Z28-RS, I missed it the first time around. I will be selling or trading these to someone who can use them, since I have no cars with a 5-on-5 bolt pattern. I briefly considered modifying one of my first-gen Camaros to 5-on-5 but I think these wheels are too wide to fit anyway.

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« Reply #220 on: February 28, 2016, 07:54:40 PM »
so how many cans of the Gibbs Brand will I need for 8 wheels??  :)
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« Reply #221 on: February 28, 2016, 08:00:54 PM »
I went through about a quarter can to do all four of mine, so it actually coats pretty well! Spray it on, let it sit for a few, and wipe it with a small cloth to distribute it, like you would a wood stain.

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« Reply #222 on: February 29, 2016, 01:40:40 PM »
Tony, I don't personally have another recommendation on what to use for the stubborn white areas. Probably time and more Gibbs will help. I don't think using a fine scotchbrite on the lips would be a bad idea.
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« Reply #223 on: February 29, 2016, 02:05:35 PM »
I just googled removing magnesium corrosion and got several methods. Some by chemicals I've never heard of.
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« Reply #224 on: March 05, 2016, 07:16:41 PM »
Gibbs seems to be helping...which is great because it saves me some manual labor!

Where do you guys recommend advertising these wheels for sale? I'd like to avoid Ebay. Wish we had a classifieds section on CRG....