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How do you restore car rims?

High-level Steps:
  1. Prepare work area & alloy wheel.
  2. Clean/degrease.
  3. Strip-off the polyurethane clear-coating and any paint from the whole wheel.
  4. Sand, as needed, inside the holes for the lug-nut.
  5. Sand between spokes.
  6. Sand center, spokes and rim with low-speed sander-polisher and full range of grits.
  7. Aluminum polish until shiny.

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Similarly, you may ask, how much does it cost to refurbish rims?

You can hire a professional to repair or refinish your wheel, which will cost anywhere from $75 to $150 (depending on your market). You can do a DIY refinish or repair (more info on that below) for about $50 in supplies and a few hours of your time.

Subsequently, question is, how much does it cost to fix a scratched rim? While it might seem easier to buy new wheels, that can be costly (think: $200 to $500). Most of the time, damage can be repaired at a wheel repair shop and cost anywhere from $65 to $400. But, depending on the damage, you may be able to repair your wheels or rims yourself for $20 or less.

In this regard, how do you restore aluminum rims?

How to Restore or Recondition Pitted Aluminum Wheels

  1. Sand the wheels with 220-grit sandpaper. Sand the entire surface but focus on sanding the pitted areas until they are smooth.
  2. Sand the wheel again using 400-grit sandpaper and water.
  3. Use 800-grit sandpaper and water to sand the wheel.
  4. Spray three coats of clear-coat paint on the aluminum wheels.

How do you fix scuffed rims?

How to Fix Scratched Rims

  1. Wash the entire wheel with dish soap and a sponge.
  2. Pour paint thinner on one corner of the lint-free cloth.
  3. Put masking tape directly around the scratched area.
  4. Sand the scratched area with the 400 grit sandpaper until there are slight grooves in the entire untaped area.
  5. Apply the Bondo putty to the scratch.

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