Avon Safety Wheels

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Speak to Steve at Speedshack, he knows his nuts!!
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Many thanks.
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From that photo they look like a standard radius seat?
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Did we ever find out the type of wheel nuts used on these wheels or where to get them from?
i've ended up by not figuring out that, but still have the wheels and i have now a good variety of wheel nuts, will try some over Christmas.

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Hello,
I was testing all my wheel nuts on an Avon wheel , the rover Cooper/sportspack wheel fits nice and tight ( nut on the right side , 3rd pic ) , I’ve tested Minispares part number NAM9075 but the “cover less” AJM1139 nuts should be a better bet .

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Many thanks Luis,
Merry Christmas.
Pre Christmas I spoke speedshack and they have recommended these nuts:
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Started to have a go at refurbishing myself (not much else to do during lockdown!)
Good clean down and paint stripper
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Filed down the badly kerb rash and worked through a selection of sand paper grades (240-2500 wet and dry)
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And some more
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Bit of masking time
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On with the etch primer
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Then started the satin black alloy paint, still more coats to go
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And more
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Very nice job!
How did you filed down the kerb marks ? They came Really nice .

Reg the nuts , if you check my pic I’ve also tried same nut as the ones advised by speedshack , they might suit , although felt them a bit loose. the rover ones fit much better and give better support.
That’s what I will buy .

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Thanks Luis
I just used a hand file to take the worst off then used a flapper in the drill to take back further defects before using the drill sanding disc up to 800 grit then hand wet and dry up to 2500grit.
Tricky rims to work on, especially the triangular sections.
I am hoping to do final sand once the masking tape is removed.
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