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.
BEST way to clean car wheels!
Best way to clean wheels. Cleaning wheels to remove brake dust, dirt, and
tar. This how to video shows several ways to clean and wash car wheels. *Do
not use steel wool on painted or coated wheels/rims, it will ruin the
How to paint aluminum wheels.
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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].
How to Paint Rims - Stripe Color Change
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These rims where dropped off with red stripes originally and the entire
wheels were sanded and painted. This how to paint your rims video doesn't
properly illustrate the prep work that was done prior to painting.
The wheels where completely scuffed, cleaned and the black was masked off
before painting the rims. The clear coat applied at the end provides the
shine and durability of the wheels.
This customer had brought me a set of rims from his Mazda 6 that had a red
strip originally but he wanted it painted yellow to match the rest of his
car. After about 10hrs of work the rims had been painted successfully. I
think the rims look pretty sweet, they kinda remind me of the bumblebee man
transformer. This is how to paint rims with or with the stripe, base and
clear like any other job works great.
The rims were first scuffed with a sanding paste and scotch pad to prep
them for the paint to adhere. Next the line was taped up and the color was
applied to the rims. The first coat was a white ground coat to help my
yellow cover better since it is transparent. I used a Devilbiss Dagr
airbrush to apply the basecoat and a Devilbiss gti was used for clearcoat.
After basecoat the tape was removed and I removed any overspray off the
rims and remasked them. The tire was masked off of the rim and the valve
stem was taped up also. Two coats of BASF clearcoat was applied and allowed
to dry. The basecoat used here was RM ONYX HD Waterborne paint.
How to Restore Steel Wheels (Rust Removal and Spray Painting)
In this episode we show you how to take your old steel wheels and get them
looking nice again so you can put them back on your car!
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How to Paint Strip And Prime Mag Wheels
Learn How to Paint Strip and Re Prime Mag Wheels. This is Part 14 of the
Transformation of my 1985 XF Ford Falcon in to a Tribute Race Car. This
livery was used by Peter Jackson Racing in Australia from 1989 to the 2002,
This Livery was on the 1993 EB Falcon driven by Glen Seton and Alan Jones
that won the Australian Touring Car Championship
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CNC Rim Repair at Fix My Rim Inc.
Papo shows you the steps on how he repairs a CNC or Machined rim. Complete
with before and after shots of the damaged rim. All work done on premises
at Fix My Rim Inc. We welcome new business accounts. We are located at
103-08 219th Street, Queens Village, NY 11429. 718-776-4114.
DIY: Wrapping Rims in Matte Black Vinyl
I wanted to try a new style for my winter rims, and instead of pinting them
i wrapped them in vinyl, Costs about $10 a rim.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/321097538225 This short video shows you how to wrap
a rim quickly(sped up 3x), There really is no downfall to doing this, faster and cheaper then painting, the
vinyl only weighs .4 ounces or about 50 grams. and thats spread out
throughout the rim and if you dont like it then just peal it off. If you
want more info or you want to buy some vinyl contact me at
firstname.lastname@example.org Or come contact me at 8thcivic.com please don't send a
message though youtube, I don't come here often.
Check it out on ebay for the full written DIY.
Or visit my ebay page at
and scroll down to Matte Black Vinyl Rim Wrap 6x 24"x24"
Also the first song uses is a
-rusko remix its rusko hold on sub focus remix, the second song is
-supersonic the world of discotronic and the last song is the classic
-chemical brothers hay boy hay girl with a dunstep remix.
How To Paint Aluminum Wheels
Wassup? Today we'll go over how to paint aluminum rims. First I'll strip
the clear coat, then sand and prep the wheel for paint. After that I'll
prime and paint the wheel then add a little spice.
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