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Alloy Wheel Repair Kit at Home (DIY)

ALLOY WHEEL REPAIR KIT AT HOME - Elite Rim Repair

Alloy wheel repair kit is a kit of tools that are used to repair damages in alloy wheels. The kit is easy to use and you do a quick alloy wheel repair at home. But you have to be careful and do things in specific order to do them in the best way. Normally small damages like shallow scratches on the edges of the wheel can be repaired by the alloy wheel repair kit. It is not suitable to repair large damages.  Today at Elite of Albany we will share how to use the Alloy wheel repair toolkit at home and help you save a few bucks.

What does Alloy Wheel Repair Toolkit Contain?

The kit has the following items

  • Primer/Filler
  • Gloves
  • Paint
  • Lacquer
  • Sandpaper
  • Application tools (brushes, sponges, and wipes)

You must have a range of sandpapers to smoothen the edges to fine details. Also when you buy the Alloy Wheel repair toolkit, make sure the color matches your alloy color.

Steps to use the Alloy Wheel Repair Toolkit

Follow the guideline below step by step to use the Alloy Wheel Repair toolkit most effectively.

Clean the wheel

First of all clean the wheel with the washing liquid. All the dirt and grease should be removed before going any further in the process.

Remove Protruding areas

Now sand down the damaged area to remove all the protruding areas. The alloy should be non-sticky all over.

Smooth the area

By using fine sandpaper, smooth the area again for a fine finish. Clear all the dust with a damp cloth or alcohol wipe and leave it for a while.

Fill the area

The next step is to fill the area with the filler. Mix the filler accordingly and press it gently into the hollows. Also gently press the lumps. You might have to apply several layers of the fillers. Make sure to give delays between sprays.

Let it dry completely

When you are done with the filling, leave it so that it is set. In hot weather, it sets quickly as compared to cold and wet weather conditions.

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Smooth it again

When the filler is dried, use fine sandpaper to smoothen the uneven and get it flush with the wheel surface. This is step is important for smoothness so make sure to finish as even as possible. Since this step is important so take as much as possible in this step but the finish must be even.

Remove the dust

Wipe down all the dust with a damp cloth and allow it to dry. Now mask off the filled area with the spray before painting it.

Apply Spray Paint

Now you are done with the cleansing and drying. Evenly spray coats of paint on the wheel but make sure to give each coat enough time to dry. You can also use a thin brush to apply the paint but the brush will need more care. Do not leave any drips or brush marks.

Let it Dry

When you are done with paint, let it dry for a while and make sure to not touch it or let anything touch it.

Apply the Lacquer

Your kit might include a lacquer; apply it on the paint after complete drying. This lacquer is important because it seals the paint and prevents it from damages like flaking. Apply it in a light mist to avoid running. Make sure to let it dry and apply another and last coat.

Important: This whole is going to take hours so make sure to give each step proper time to dry and sit.

Precautions for using Alloy Wheel Repair Kit

Since you are not a professional so you will need a little extra effort in the process. Below are some of the tips and tricks that can help you avoid any mishaps.

  • You should take the wheel of the car and put it on a flat surface. It helps stop the paint from running and creating any blobs or lumps.
  • Wet the sandpaper. This softens the sandpaper and helps to smoothen the surface more even. Keep soaking in the water from time to time. It also helps to avoid any scratches on the surface.
  • Before applying the paint on the wheel, test it on a cardboard or something similar. This way you will have an idea of how thick the paint is.
  • The putty filler dries out very quickly in the hot weather so you can apply it in small batches and use it immediately.
  • While applying the filler, try to level it along. Because it is easy at that time but difficult when it dries out.
  • If the paint layers are too high you can level them with a fine sandpaper or kitchen roll.

Using an alloy wheel repair toolkit can be a money saver but you need to be extra cautious to avoid any mishaps. So if you are not 100% sure you seek a professional wheel repair master’s help. You can do so by availing the services of our Alloy Wheels Repair services. We also provide onsite rim repair services, so you don’t need to drive to the workshop.

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