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MGB GT LE Wheels

Compared mine with Marcus's at Brooklands and his are definitely a dark grey and mine black.

HI the wheel centres on the USA LE ARE BLACK WITH SILVER LETTERS
see mg usa web site where it lists all the special mods used on this model

the wheels were produced by alumium bronze ltd in walsall west midlands from castings made by GKN in darlaston.

maybe the reason for the chamfer was the tooling was refublished for the special MG run

Hi, I have a BGT Jubilee, I'm just starting on the wheel refurbishment. I know the wheels were powder coated in 2002/4. The aluminium centre of the wheel has corroded and lifted the coating. If you tap the paint, it comes off in flakes. Unfortunately, trying to get the rest of the coating off is proving very difficult, paint stripper doesn't seem to touch it, so its scape it off mechanically. There may be good powder coating and bad powder coating but what I cannot ignore, is that the powder coating is so thick that all the nice sharp detail, cast into the wheel centre-piece has been lost. All the edges are rounded, and certain areas are filled with coating. If you watch many of the TV motor rebuild programmes, they nearly all recommend powder coating. On one programme, Classic Care Restorers they were doing up a Porsche with silver rims/black centre, it was noticeable that they were resprayed by hand. I've not heard anyone mention that powder coating dulls the casting detail and hand spraying is a better way to go where intricate casting details are involved. It could be, that the wheels I have were badly coated with no thought for detail. Any comment?