ALLOY RIMS REFURB

An older auto may have curb rash, with cuts and scrapes in the alloy and most will show discoloration. If it is not chrome or polished it will have a coating and a clear coat. This will take 8 hours or less depending on the number of wheels.

12 years old 175k miles curb rash
Refurbish after

Cost for a pro company $130.00 and up for refurb and or refurb replacement. Pros use more 2 part epoxy to quicken dry time.

  • Primer – Etch or Adhesive promote Coat 1
  • Base Coat – Metallic Silver 3 coats 20 mins apart
  • Clear Coat – High Gloss Clear Coat 2 to 3 coats 20 mins apart
  • 3 M Metal Bondo filler
  • Brake cleaner, vinegar, and detergent
  • An old deck of cards, newspaper, tape

A palm sander, Dremel tool, and grinder attachments, Drill, sandpaper grits 80 – 220. Dremel attachments – grind/sand

After wire brush

Process

  • Remove wheel
  • Clean with detergent/water then vinegar
  • Use drill/wire brush to clean up
  • Use Dremel grind to clean up any metal needed that is pitted or raised. Enough to highlight the low spots
  • Use Dremel to sand the areas grinded
  • Vinegar and detergent clean process
  • Apply Bondo metal to areas that are low spots, needs 3 hours to dry no more than a 1/16 layer at a time.
  • Sand with Dremel, palm sander and inspect
  • Clean with Vinegar, then detergent and water, then brake cleaner- let dry
  • Tape up – Use a deck of cards around the bead. Use paper to cover the tire, also fill in the inside of the wheel with paper. Put a paper towel in each stud hole.
  • Apply primer coat wait 20 mins
  • Apply 3 coats of Base color 20 min apart
  • Apply 2 to 3 coats of Clear let dry 4 hours, put the wheel back on the car.
Low spots will need Bondo plastic metal
Bondo plastic metal applied – wait 3 hours
Primer Univeral adhesive promoter
$10 in material and labor showing clear coat