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Old 03-01-2012, 12:49 PM   #1
steveintheburgh
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style 71s Take them apart?

Someone kick me in the head if this is a horrible idea.
I have a set of style 71s that are straight-but the polished lips are beat down. (pitting, rash etc)

Looking at them, I believe they are two piece.

Any input on whether taking them apart to ease the refinishing process would be a horrible idea or not?

Anything to watch out for?

Thanks
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Easy to do just mark the lip and inner wheel so they go back the same way, also some loctite 243 medium strength on the bolts when replacing only with a torque wrench
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Old 03-01-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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have you done it?/
Any idea on torque? I guess I could figure it out when loosening
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #4
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Tried it last winter on mine. Could not get them apart after removing the bolts. E-mailed the manufacturer in Italy (Cromodora) and got no response on the torque. I ended up sanding and clearcoating the lips and painting the centers with the wheel together and tire on and they came out nice. Obviously you cant get in the gap too far but as long as theres no corrosion in there...
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