How to repair and paint alloy wheels at home with spray cans (BMW 44s) PART 1
See Part 2 (Painting) here: http://youtu.be/ibrHMKYk03M
I've wanted to try and refurbish a set of BMW 44 style alloys for some
time. This is video is the first video of 2 recording the process I went
through to get these battered, gutter rash, kerb damaged alloys back to
their former glory.
This is my first attempt at refurbishing alloys. I hope you enjoy the
videos and maybe feel inspired to try this yourself.
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First, we need to get these wheels as clean as possible so the paint we
apply to them sticks permanently.
I'll first wet the wheel, then spray on some of our Eazy Wheels acid-based
wheel cleaner [show bottle to camera]
I'll let that dwell for about 20 seconds and pressure wash it off.
I'll probably need to repeat the process, and scrub with steel wool if
Please be sure to use rubber gloves when handling EZ Wheels.
[Wet wheel with pressure washer, apply EZ Wheels. Wait 20 sec., pressure
wash. Repeat as necessary. Use steel wool if needed]
Now if you're restoring painted wheels you would simply scuff them with a
grey pad like this [show grey scuff pad to camera] then apply your paint
[show preval sprayer w/ silver paint] and then your clearcoat [show clear
But because these are bare aluminum wheels with no paint surface, we must
first sand them with 220 grit sandpaper [show sandpaper], then aply primer
[show primer] then apply silver paint [show preval sprayer w/ silver paint]
and finally apply cleaer coat [show clear coat].
Sand with firm pressure, being sure to sand the entire face of the wheel,
even deep in the spokes. [sand the entire face of the wheel]
Clean the wheel surface with wax and grease remover. [clean wheel]
Now mask off the tire. I prefer to insert playing cards between the wheel
and tire. [insert playing cards]
Cover up your brake rotors with a bit of masking paper. [insert masking
paper behind wheels]
Apply primer in multiple light coats [spray multiple light layers of
I've waited 20 minutes for the primer to dry, and I'm going to smooth it
down with 600 grit wet sandpaper. [wetsand wheel surface with 600 grit
Wipe dry. Now spray multiple light coats of silver wheel paint [spray
It's a good habit to rotate your wheels a few times by driving the car
backwards or forwards a few feet so you can see if you've missed any
important spots. [drive car forward about 12 inches].
Once you've allowed your silver wheel paint to dry for 5 minutes, apply
your clear coat in multiple light coats [apply clear coat]
In about 10 minutes, your clear coat is dry and you can remove your playing
cards and masking paper [remove masking paper and playing cards].
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WARNING: This is a video of how I painted my rims, from my knowledge and
experience. If you prefer to do so in a different way, you have all right
to do so
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