How to fix and paint gutter rashed wheels

How to fix and paint gutter rashed wheels


Hey everyone and welcome to another episode of custom spray mods Now if you’ve been watching the show, you know, I’ve got a forester as a daily driver It’s a 2016 model ts and I’ve been doing a few things to it with you some paintless dent removal Ceramic coated it and now it’s time to paint the wheels. The wheels are Boring silver color and they’ve got got a rash all over them So I’m gonna spray them something different and I’m gonna do that now so check it out So before I start sanding the wheels I need to get them off the car and to do that I need some garage equipment So I’m gonna head over to super cheap auto and get some stuff so I can get the wheels off this car. Let’s go The good thing about super cheap Auto is they’re all over Australia, so there isn’t one far away at all It doesn’t take long to get there to get my awesome tools. I’m gonna get a jack Also gonna get a rattle gun Spare battery and charger and I think I’m gonna need some degreaser as well. These wheels look pretty dirty Got my stuff now, we’re gonna head back get to work So I’m back on my workshop I can unpack all the gear and get started taking off these wheels First thing I’m going to do is loosen all the wheel nuts while the car is still on the ground Then I can start jacking it up We all know that you want to try and be safe So Center jack stands is definitely needed when you’re jacking up your car and taking your wheels off The tool Pro rattle gun is light and compact and really makes this job quicker and easier It’s great value and for the price I reckon you may as well get one because it’s going to make pulling wheel nuts off a lot quicker now That the wheels are off the car I’m going to load them in back of my Rexy and take them to the tire shop To strip the tires off the wheels. This is going to make it easy to repair and paint As you can see whoever owned this car really thrashed the wheels there’s gutter rash on every single one In the past I’ve used body filler to repair minor gutter rash like this But today I’m going to do something a little different I’m going to use some sandpaper and before I do that. I need to make sure the wheels are Super clean, so I’m going to use some heavy duty degreaser and spray that all over the wheels get it nice and clean So it doesn’t clog up my sandpaper. I Put a bit of the concentrate into my foam gun and spray it over the wheels Let it sit for a few minutes. Then. I’ll jet wash them off and get started I’m going to start with 180 grit dry sandpaper on a hard block and simply just sand this gutter rash out These wheels are alloy and alloy is extremely soft The sandpaper doesn’t take long to start smoothing these alloy rims out. Yeah, really? It’s quite easy Just get some 180 grit sandpaper on a block and you’re basically fine machining those wheels and getting that gutter rush out Once it’s sanded. You really don’t notice any change in the wheel at all so actively go Once I’ve gotten all the gonna rush out with the 180 grit I’m going to send it with 240 grit then 400 grit only on those areas that I repaired then I’ll be ready for some primer Now to help the primers stick to the rest of the wheel I’m going to send it with some fine sanding sponges Basically the better you sand the paint or existing powder coat or whatever. Your wheels are made of the better Your primer is going to stick to make sure you thoroughly send all the little nooks and crannies with your sandpaper So you get good adhesion? Now the wheels are all sanded I’m going to put them on my panel stands cleaning with wax and grease remover Then I can get ready to start spraying some drama Now we’re gonna spray some 2kh primer on the wheels I’m mixing at two parts primer to one part catalyst I’m going to add about 20% thinners and that’s going to make it spray out nice and smooth So I don’t have to sand it again once I’ve sprayed it I’m just gonna spray one coat of the edge primer then leave it for about half an hour and I can come back and spray my base coat Because I’m using 2k clear on these wheels, I’m going to use 2k base coat for my color I’m going to make a custom gold pearl and then I’ll spray that over the wheels and then clear them with the 2k So I’ve got five hundred mils of base coat now I’m going to thin it with base coat reducer and That’s going to make it thin enough to spray through the gun and lay down nice I’m going to spray three coats of base coat waiting ten minutes between coats Now that the base code is all done I’m going to let it dry for about 20 minutes Then I can start putting my 2k clear on top. 2k clear is chemically hardened That means it’s nice and strong and solvent resistant and it’s great for wheels because it’s pretty much shiny straight off the gun The other alternative is to use spray cans or 1k clear Either way, you can get a nice finish but 2k is pretty much what they would come out if they were factory I’m painting all the hard-to-reach areas first in all the spokes and behind then I’ll paint the face of the wheel So they don’t get any dry overspray on those big areas Now I’m gonna let the clear dry overnight then I can take the wheels back to the tire shop to get the tires fitted on and if you ever thought that Getting your toes fitted will scratch the paint. Well, then don’t worry about it. These machines designed in a way that doesn’t scratch the paint and We’ve got would have to be really rough to scratch your paint on your wheels Well, there you go I painted the wheels that was silver and they had gutter ash all over him, so I sanded the gutter Ash completely out sprayed him with primer color and to cake we coat. They’re a custom gold pearl and Back on the car. They look okay Not really sold on it. I think I’m gonna pay them again. I’m gonna have to pay them something different, but for now Yeah, I’ll just live that until I’m ready to paint them again Sometimes blue and gold don’t really look good together. They look better then the gutter ash and the silver So yeah, we’ll see how that goes. As far as these tools. This rattle gun was really good I like how it’s nice and a lot, you know compact It’s actually got quite a good amount of power for what it is and definitely does the job Really? Well the low profile jack. That’s an awesome tool It’s got this rubber guard over the over the handle here Which is awesome because you never know when that it’s gonna fling up and hit your paint So that’s a good little feature also, like the little tray here for putting your wheel nuts and sockets I think yeah, that’s an awesome feature. Yeah, it’s gonna be a really good addition to your workshop So yeah the tool Pro Jack and and rattle gun jack stands that worked really well So we got equipment super cheap. Bordo can’t go wrong So I painted wheels before I’ve done some hardware dipping on wheels I’ve got red wheels hardly dipped and gold wheels. Harden it here on my rack. See you can check out those videos Post a link up here and here and for other videos like this painting those with spray cans I’ve got a video on that too Anything else custom painting check out my channel subscribe Share my Facebook and Instagram for more custom painting action of them that see you next time the wheels to be continued You Yep a pair of the wheels black came in at 4 a.m Sending them down sprayed some adhesion promoter sprayed some black and some clear coat I got a black with a silver pearl so it looks Gloss black in the in the shadows then in the sunlight or any light you get the Pearl flake coming out and looks totally awesome So yeah, let me know which one you liked better the gold or the black come in in the description I’d love to hear your thoughts. Otherwise, they’d be like to begin. See you next time

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