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Alloy Wheel Repair

3M technology can also be used to repair alloy wheels. This is a cost effective alternative to replacing damaged but reparable wheels.

Important Information:

  • Do NOT attempt to repair a wheel if it has split.
  • Do NOT remove an excessive amount of the aluminium during sanding as this will lead to poor shape and could also weaken the wheel.
  • When filling scuffs in the wheel only use approved filler. Standard Polyester fillers should NOT be used.

Step 1

3M Grey Scotch-brite™

Clean the wheel using 3M Grey Scotch-brite™ and warm soapy water to remove brake dust /road grime etc.

If possible push the tyre away from the rim to give better access to the damage.

Step 2

3M™ Hookit™ P180, P320 then P500 disc

Sand out the defects using 3M™ Hookit™ P180, P320 then P500 disc. This is better done using either the 76mm or 125mm size abrasive. (N.B. Care MUST be taken around the ‘spokes’ not to alter the shape.)

Step 3

3M™ Trizact™ Blending Disc

Sand the area of the wheel to be painted using a 3M™ Trizact™ Blending Disc or Scotch-Brite™ ultra fine hand pad. Mask out the tyre and valve stem.

Apply a suitable primer. (Follow paint company recommendations).

Step 4

3M™ Hand Pad 216u P800 50340

Sand primer if necessary using a 3M™ Hand Pad 216u P800 50340. Apply the colour and clearcoat.

(Follow paint company recommendations). Remove the masking and re-inflate the tyre.

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