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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment


Renovating alloy wheels. Although alloy wheels look much better than your average steel wheel they require a lot more looking after. Grit, rain and wind can hit the top of the alloys, brake dust can also go into the top to ruin your alloy wheels. If untreated the wheels could begin to corrode as well as your wheels could seem duller than steel wheels with wheel trims. Another point that can spoil the look of an alloy wheel is impact damage. Just somewhat scuffing the curb can give your alloys a tough looking edge.

There are two ways of refurbishing alloy wheels. One way is to let the professionals do it, or if the damage is simply cosmetic the fixes can be achieved at home with only a bit of elbow grease and several tools. The first job would be to hide up the tyres and http://www.mintalloys.co.uk/alloy-wheel-refurbishment.html any painted regions with newspaper and masking tape on areas you do not want to be influenced. Most alloy wheels have a lacquer finish and this lacquer will usually have to removed first. Then the remainder of the lacquer could be taken off with some type of paint stripper. Take the standard precautions to avoid the stripper coming into contact with your skin. After the lacquer has been removed, use somebody rubbing compound with a moist cloth to disguise any small pitted areas. You will need to also use some fine grade wet and dry paper to get rid of any severe corrosion.

If there is any moderate impact destruction, then use a little grinding stone, a steel brush or perhaps a flap wheel on a drill to smooth this out. Take away the minimum amount of metal potential and again you may need some rubbing compound once you've got the region looking fairly smooth. Once all of the effect damage and corrosion has disappeared, the wheel will need to be polished. Find an appropriate Alloy polish available from most good car accessory shops. Use loads of elbow grease as you can to really get your wheels to as large a radiance. Make use of a non-downy rag to use the polish and then use a smooth cloth to buff it up. The next stage will be to give a re-lacquer to the wheels with clear coat lacquer by means of a narrow paint brush to apply it. All should be available from most accessory stores along with your wheels should look as good as new.

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