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.
- 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.
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.
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.)
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).
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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