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Old 10-03-2014, 10:52 PM
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DYI - Wheel restoration/paint (Center corroded wheels)

Hi I just did my wheels and thought I would share with you in case I can help someone else.

Whats needed:

-Wet Sand paper: 320/400/600/800 grit
-Brake cleaner or Ps100 cleaner, or any paint prep
-Primer
-Paint: 2 Base coat cans - I used Dupli-color wheel paint
-Clear coat :2 cans if you want the gloss
-Grinder with a metal brush
-1-2 playing card decks
-Masking tape


My wheels were pretty bad arround the center cap. I bought it like that. So I decided to re-do them.

Steps:

1- Obviously remove the wheels and center cap. Center is removed from the inside by pushing on it
2-Clean the wheels
3-If your wheels are badly corroded, you will need to start with the grinder and the metal brush.


4-wt sand (with soapy water) the center with 320 grit so remove the grinder scracthes and the rest of corrosion.

4-wet sand with 400, then 600 then 800 the entire wheel. If your wheels are not corroded, you can skip the 400 pass

5-Clean the wheels again. Use soap and hot water. Then use the PS100 or brake cleaner, or any paint prep product of your choice. I used brake cleaner
6-Use the playing cards and insert them arround the tire/mag to cover the tire from paint

7-Mask your valve with the masking tape
8-If you had to sand down to metal, then apply a primer
9-Apply the 1 base coat. Apply lightly the first and second coat. Allow 10min between each coat
10-then apply a 3rd coat a bit thicker
11-Apply the clear coat. I did 4 coat of clear coat to have a nice finish




Those are basic steps, but you can follow them deeper in the video I made here:


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They look awesome, great job.
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I added the video in case someone wants to see the progress
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Those turned out beautifully.
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Re: DYI - Wheel restoration/paint (Center corroded wheels)

do the factory 2011 summit package come with chrome or polished aluminum thats clear coated? I have some pretty decent road rash from the previous owner and want to do this to them, but only if they are clear coated as sanding the chrome would be a bad idea.
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Mine is not summit. They were painted aluminium
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Your video is now marked as Private and can't be viewed.
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What bout now?
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All good.
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