How to Handle Rim Scratch Repair

If you have noticed that your car doesn’t have the same beautiful look as it used to have then you need to visit car repairers. We at Scratch Vanish offer a large variety of Mobile Car Scratch Repair services and ensure the quality of the given solutions. With our professional team of repairers, you can restore your car to its original beauty. It doesn’t matter how careful you are, wheels and rims always suffer a lot with normal driving wear and tear. Almost all drivers complain of scuff marks and curb rash, thus these are also common issues and that is why Rim Scratch Repair is highly demanded. Simply rely on Scratch Vanish and let the experts take care of your Rim Scratch Repair.

How to repair alloy wheels yourself

Careless driving and many other factors are the enemies of alloy wheels. However, there are simple solutions to fix all those scrapes and gouges. In order to repair those issues perfectly, you don’t need to remove the wheels of the car. You just need to find all the needed tools and products suitable for your repair project. Before calling the specialists for Car Paint Scratch Repair, we advise you to go to your local automotive accessory supply store in order to buy the needed products and try to do the project yourself.  You can follow these 8 steps and start repairing scraped up wheels and rims in no time at all.

1. Sand Down The Scratched Wheel Surface

Wet/dry sandpaper for automotive finishing to sand the surface of the scratches and scrapes on the rims. By roughly going over the entire area, you can easily repair it. We also offer you to use a sponge and soapy water solution.

2. Start Treating More Heavily Damaged Areas

First of all, select deeper gouges or dents. Choose some polyester sand finishing filler once you have identified those scratched area. This finishing filler is such a type of product that is designed for the deeper scratches and gouges and it is used on alloy rims. Substitute surface is created by this filler and it can be easily sanded and painted.

Note that the surface of the filler doesn’t need to be excellent in this stage. It requires to level out the more damaged space on the rim. So when you finish DIY project, the scratches will not be visible at all because the fresh pain will cover them in an amazing way. There are many common types that only need up to 30 minutes to dry. In order to check where the auto filler is dry or not, simple use your fingernail. If there is a mark on the surface after touching it, then it means that the auto filler is not dry. Thus, it requires some more time to dry.

3. Sand The Repaired Areas Of The Rims

This is the next step but it should be done when the sand finishing filler has dried. The area that was covered with filler should be buffed so that it will become rough enough and the paint will adhere to it properly. We offer you to start with a 80 grit course sandpaper. The next step includes going over the surface with a finer 180 grit sandpaper. After this step, the areas that have been repaired will be prepared for the primer.

4. Prepare The Wheel For The First Coat

You need to scuff the whole surface of the wheel in order to have it be prepared for the first layer of primer. You can use Scotch-Brite automotive abrasive pads which are perfect especially for collision repair. We offer you to use it by passing over the whole surface. We don’t advise you to opt for a spot repair because the pain will be visible in this case. Besides, it can chip away through time. Use the abrasive pad around the edge of the rim, inside the valve hole, bolt holes as well as the sides of all spokes. Once you notice the whole surface has a dull finish, this step can be considered to be achieved. The next step is to clean off the dust by using a simple micro-fiber cloth. Simply wipe off the fine dust properly and then cover the area with paint. Use a masking tape so that the sidewalls of the tire, valve, lug caps and centre cap of the rims won’t be painted.

5. Apply The First Primer Coat

There where the scratches have been fixed, just spray a thin layer of filler primer all places. This will help smooth out the repaired alloy and filler. Let the filler primer sit for 10 minutes and jump to applying the second coat. This also provides an extra protection because your car becomes rust-resistant.

6. Go for the Second Primer Coat

Apply the second coat after you see the first layer has dried. When you are fully satisfied, start the next process.

7. Apply the Silver Coat

Spray the wheel rim by using the metallic paint. If you use a specialized auto paint, you will create a shiny finish. Make sure you spray in all the crannies.

8. Finish The Repair With A Layer Of Clear Coat

We advise you to use SprayMax 2K clear coat as it ensures high-resistance to outdoor elements. Add as many layers as you want to avoid running. You can also spray the clear coat in quick strokes.

When everything is done, let the clear pain get dry. Then remove the masking tape and enjoy the beautiful appearance of your vehicle.

Why Turn to Scratch Vanish

This DIY project can be a great experience for you but if you want to get excellent results, just count on Scratch Vanish for Car Paint Scratch Repair. The experts know ins and outs of the whole repair process and can apply the exact paint for your car. At Scratch Vanish, we have experienced specialists who ensure to provide custom Car Paint Scratch Repair. Contact us today and let’s discuss everything in detail.