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Alloy Wheel Refurbishment

Renovating alloy wheels. Although alloy wheels look much better than your average steel wheel they need many more looking after. Wind, rain and grit can hit the surface of the alloys, brake dust can also get into the surface to destroy your alloy wheels. If untreated the wheels could start to corrode and your wheels could look duller than steel wheels with wheel trims. Just a rough looking edge can be given your alloys by slightly scuffing the kerb.

There are two means of refurbishing alloy wheels. One way would be to let the professionals do it, or if the harm is merely cosmetic the repairs can be done at home with several tools and just a bit of elbow grease. The first job will be to hide up the tyres and any painted areas with newspaper and masking tape on areas that you do not need to be impacted. Loose or flaky lacquer can be eliminated with a wooden scraper, (avoid more of the wheel). damage using metal scrappers in case they slip and. Then the rest of the lacquer might be taken off with some kind of paint stripper. Take the standard precautions to avoid the stripper coming in to contact with your skin. Once the lacquer has been removed, use some body rubbing compound with a moist cloth to disguise any little pitted areas. You will need to also use some good grade wet and dry paper to get rid of any acute corrosion.

Then utilize a small grinding rock, a steel brush or possibly a flap wheel on a drill to smooth this out, if there is any moderate impact deterioration. Take away the minimal amount of metal possible and again you might need some rubbing compound once you have got the place looking pretty smooth. Once all the influence damage and corrosion has evaporated, the wheel will need to be polished. Use plenty of elbow grease to get your wheels to as high a radiance as you can. Make use of a non-fluffy rag to apply the polish and then utilize a smooth material to buff it up. The next phase will be to give a re-lacquer to the wheels with clear coat lacquer making use of a narrow paint brush to utilize it. All should be available from most accessory stores and your wheels should look as good as new.

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