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How do you restore car rims?
- Prepare work area & alloy wheel.
- Strip-off the polyurethane clear-coating and any paint from the whole wheel.
- Sand, as needed, inside the holes for the lug-nut.
- Sand between spokes.
- Sand center, spokes and rim with low-speed sander-polisher and full range of grits.
- Aluminum polish until shiny.
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
- Sand the wheels with 220-grit sandpaper. Sand the entire surface but focus on sanding the pitted areas until they are smooth.
- Sand the wheel again using 400-grit sandpaper and water.
- Use 800-grit sandpaper and water to sand the wheel.
- Spray three coats of clear-coat paint on the aluminum wheels.
How do you fix scuffed rims?
How to Fix Scratched Rims
- Wash the entire wheel with dish soap and a sponge.
- Pour paint thinner on one corner of the lint-free cloth.
- Put masking tape directly around the scratched area.
- Sand the scratched area with the 400 grit sandpaper until there are slight grooves in the entire untaped area.
- Apply the Bondo putty to the scratch.