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I have some nice magnesium wheels that have picked up the odd scratch.Just small scratches about 2mm wide typically .

I want to fix them before i expose the wheels to the road environment.

The wheels are presently in a nice warm dining room .

I want to touch them in and I am trying to work out the best method to clean the scratch surface and then prime prior to touching in.

It's particularly the surface prep I am being careful about here as I understand that magnesium is a bit more temperamental then aluminium.

Do I use wet and dry with no water ?

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Used magnesium wheels, Joe?
The best advice you'll likely find on this matter will be from those who service aircraft wheels. Wheels in the aeronautical industry often made of magnesium. They require regular servicing. In New Zealand they can give magnesium wheels a thorough inspection / repair / servicing / paint so you'll easily find help or advice in the UK.
That's where I'd be looking - in the yellow pages for the experts in this field.
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I reckon you'd be a good bloke on the subject then too, Ade.

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It's particularly the surface prep I am being careful about here as I understand that magnesium is a bit more temperamental then aluminium.
Use something organic (oil based, no water / alcohol) like a wd40 or naphthalene base mineral spirits. Dry with a hair dryer on high and prime a primer designed for Mg.

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Just scratches in the paint Joe or scars in the mg?


Just a few little scratches in the paint Ade...Not gouged into the Mg but the metal has been exposed, albeit to indoor conditions...You would hardly notice but I know Mg is temperamental material. I don't normally worry about the odd chip on a wheel ..It is part of the life of a wheel..but magnesium is different and requires attention to detail on an on-going basis.

I am wondering if need to dab an anti corrosion chemical onto the metal prior to priming and painting...

I see this as an ongoing management task once the bike is on the road and it is now ready..Shame the end of season for F4 is rapidly approaching..

Thank you also Dave and Tim

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Cresent Motorcycles (Suzuki) offer a mag wheel refurbishment service, as they are UK agents for Marchesini wheels.. Might be wort giving them a call for some advise before starting any work on your wheels.

http://www.crescent-motorcycles.com/

I've got a tin of the proper MV mag wheel and swinging arm touch up paint.. ( not for sale)

The part number is : 800095396.

If you're going to keep these MV Mag wheels for some time, then it would be a good idea to have a tin of this touch up part in stock..

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Cresent Motorcycles (Suzuki) offer a mag wheel refurbishment service, as they are UK agents for Marchesini wheels.. Might be wort giving them a call for some advise before starting any work on your wheels.

http://www.crescent-motorcycles.com/

I've got a tin of the proper MV mag wheel and swinging arm touch up paint.. ( not for sale)

The part number is : 800095396.

If you're going to keep these MV Mag wheels for some time, then it would be a good idea to have a tin of this touch up part in stock..

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Thanks John : )
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