hey everyone how's it goin?
well i looked through the DIY section and did not see anything on this, i got these wheels as replacement for my stockies but they had some major curbage on one of the wheels, i know that this is a pain and can be very expensive to repair! so i decided to make a DIY on repairing / painting wheels as i repaired mine ...
Disclaimer : I am not responsible for you not following instructions located on the products used, or any damage that you may inadvertantly cause to your wheel or yourself while doing this DIY, Furthermore if you repair your wheel like this it will no longer be possible to have a polished finish
Materials needed :
if only painting the wheel faces :
*will need more paint / primer if painting inside of the wheels*
-2 cans of your favorite color wheel paint
-2 cans of Automobile Primer * I use Rustoleum brand* works awesome
-1 tube of Magnum Steel metal filler
- wire brush
- sander or sanding block
- 220 grit sand paper
- dremel * optional *
- other miscellaneous random stuff
Paint I used
step 1 : wash wheels really good to remove any dirt and grime.
step 2 : dry wheels thouroughly and look at that curbage one last time
step 3 : Use a knife that you dont really care about to cut off some of the metal shavings and use the dremel to smooth out those rough edges
step 4 : Follow the directions on the tube , knead the filler and apply as needed. but remember the more you apply the more you have to sand down
step 5 : Start the sanding process and sand until filler is smooth and flush with the face of the wheel.
what the finished sanding should resemble
step 6 : Clean the wheels again / dry / prep for paint
step 7 : Apply 3-5 light coats of primer and allow 10-12 mins between coats
my assembly line of madness
step 8 : Apply 4-6 light coats of wheel paint and allow 10-12 mins between coats
step 9 : After about 3 hours usually the paint is safe to handle *could vary * so remove taped areas / replace studs / center caps/ etc....
step 10 : Admire your beautiful refinished wheels
can u find the previously damaged wheel?
lets take a closer look......*areas that were damaged are pointed out*
and the finished product.......
Total Cost = $25-$30
Hope this is helpful to people, let me know what you think