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In this following tutorial you will learn or revise how to refurb your wheels

Simple guide, easy to do but worth a read.

Tools.

Colour paint, primer, lacquer, masking tape, wet & dry sandpaper (600/1200).



Step 1 :

locate the wheel/s you wish to Renovate, (normally found on each corner.) lol



Step 2 :

Wash with a little soapy water and Remove dust, dirt, polish, etc. from the

wheel area prior to beginning masking, preferably by using compressed air to

blow dust and water away,

Time spent at this stage will remove the risk of the tape peeling back during

the painting process. Tape all edges of

wheels, using paper to cover larger areas.

Apply tape to the exact edge with no overlap in either direction.

If in doubt, practice a little or get someone with better eyesight to do it!

(not my picture somehow mine was lost.)

Step 3 :

Start to key all areas that will be painted. Where surface rust is evident,

Sand gently and fill with a little easy sanding filler, untill totall smooth and

flat.



Step 3 :

Holding the spray can approximately 25cm away from the surface to be

painted, apply a number of coats of primer at 15-minute intervals until the

area is evenly covered. Go an inch over the original layer of paint to help it

blend in (to create an even softer edge, peel the masking tape back from the

surface slightly). When spraying, use a smooth movement from side to side.

It is best to apply several light layers of paint, as applying too much paint in

one go can create sags and runs.



Step 4 :

Allow for the primer to dry thoroughly, then rub down with 1200grit wet and

dry paper until smooth. Clean the area with warm, soapy water, rinse, then

dry fully.

Step 5 :

To start painting, shake the can vigorously for two minutes to ensure the

paint is thoroughly mixed. Apply a number of coats at 15-minute intervals,

shaking the can between each one.

If you're using a metallic colour, allow the paintwork 24 hours to dry then rub

it down with 1200 grit wet and dry paper. It should lose its gloss appearance

and take on a dull, matt finish. Clean with warm, soapy water, rinse and dry



Step 6 :

Now apply two coats of lacquer, separated by a gap of 15-minutes. If

the finish looks patchy/runs orange peel, apply another coat or wait until the

surface is completely dry before rubbing it down and starting the lacquering

process again.

Result.....................



Cost

1 x primer £4.99

1 x paint £4.99

1 x lacquer £4.99

Wet & dry £2

so about £17-18 give or take..

whats next....


if i've missed anything let me know, :thumbs_up:
 

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And if you want to keep the gloss black then just cut out the last sanding down with 1200 bit right, or any other process needed? :)

Nice tutorial, very useful.
 

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Thanks, was bored so i thought i'd give it a go, I'll try and do some more.
 

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And if you want to keep the gloss black then just cut out the last sanding down with 1200 bit right, or any other process needed? :)

Nice tutorial, very useful.
I only did one coat to match other wheels if you want a real nice shine use

2pk lacquer or just do lots of coats.

and if you use a heat lamp stick it right under stright after you've finished the

last coat untill it's nice and dry for a deep shine. :thumbs_up:
 

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Nice tutorial I tried this and it worked out great but one thing I found made it easy was to let some air out of the tyre to tape it off, As I got a little bit of paint on one of my tyres near the rim but by letting some air out of the tyres I could get the tape right behind the rim.
 

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Nice tutorial mate, yeah letting some air out sounds like a good idea:)
 

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where cna i get the paint. like vauxhall??? will it be ok if mine are now silver and they go to black??? or will it come through??

thnaks
 

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any automotive paint from halfords, millautos, ect.. use primer and they will be fine.
 

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Yeah, if its still round and not an egg.
 

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Satin Black looks good. I think Cav Slabs are the easiest alloys to re-spray ever :laugh:
Apart from the frigging centre caps!
 

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If the wheels have already been refurbed, should i just use paint stripper to get rid of all the old paint (its a different colour to the one i want)?
 

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hi im goin to do my alloys tomorrow.
ok what type of primer do i need???,also what type of lacquer??????,
also im goin to spray satin black is this good paint?? Plasti-kote Super Enamel Satin Black 400ml.

im gettin all of the stuff from halfords.

help please.
thanks
 
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