View Full Version : Refurbing alloy wheels

28-11-2006, 07:15 AM
My track wheels are looking a little distressed. The laquer has chipped and obviously water has got to the alloy and made it powdery and bubbled the surrounding areas of damage.

I don't want to spend 40-50 a wheel to get it professionally done as they are only track wheels but I wouldn't mind having a go at them myself.

Any tips?


28-11-2006, 07:20 AM
I can have a word with a customer who specialises in paint as he did his own wheels a while ago & they look superb :thumb: I will ask him for tips for you

28-11-2006, 07:35 AM
Top job fella :thumb:


28-11-2006, 10:29 AM
Copyed from Cliosport, but think you need to be a member to view the thread. Copyed and Pasted the text, but not the pics.

http://www.cliosport.net/forum/showthread....706#post2187706 (http://www.cliosport.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2187706#post2187706)

Heres what I did

Approximate cost is 60
Duration is approx 3 days

Rub down the rough edges with 1500 wet & dry

Fill any damage with P38 metal filler

Rub down filler with 1500 wet & dry

Apply 6 thin coats of primer then rub down with 1500 wet & dry

Apply 6 thin coats of chosen colour and rub down with 2000 wet & dry

Apply 6 coats of laquer, let cure for a week then rub down with a compound paste and finally polish

Jobs a good un

28-11-2006, 10:32 AM
better than my advice as when i asked him he said sandblast, prime, paint & laquer using a hair dryer to warm the surface before applying the laquer & to help the paint initially dry. Easy eh!!! :o

28-11-2006, 10:36 AM
Don't do what I did once and put lacquer on top of hammerite! :shame: