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    1. Member candyvr6's Avatar
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      03-31-2007 05:39 AM #1
      hey everyone how's it goin?
      well i looked through the DIY section and did not see anything on this, i got these wheels as replacement for my stockies but they had some major curbage on one of the wheels, i know that this is a pain and can be very expensive to repair! so i decided to make a DIY on repairing / painting wheels as i repaired mine ...
      Disclaimer : I am not responsible for you not following instructions located on the products used, or any damage that you may inadvertantly cause to your wheel or yourself while doing this DIY, Furthermore if you repair your wheel like this it will no longer be possible to have a polished finish
      Materials needed :
      if only painting the wheel faces :
      *will need more paint / primer if painting inside of the wheels*
      -2 cans of your favorite color wheel paint
      -2 cans of Automobile Primer * I use Rustoleum brand* works awesome
      Repair materials:
      -1 tube of Magnum Steel metal filler
      Tools needed:
      - wire brush
      - sander or sanding block
      - 220 grit sand paper
      - knife
      - dremel * optional *
      - other miscellaneous random stuff

      Metal filler

      Paint I used


      Sand Paper

      step 1 : wash wheels really good to remove any dirt and grime.
      step 2 : dry wheels thouroughly and look at that curbage one last time




      step 3 : Use a knife that you dont really care about to cut off some of the metal shavings and use the dremel to smooth out those rough edges


      step 4 : Follow the directions on the tube , knead the filler and apply as needed. but remember the more you apply the more you have to sand down




      step 5 : Start the sanding process and sand until filler is smooth and flush with the face of the wheel.


      what the finished sanding should resemble



      step 6 : Clean the wheels again / dry / prep for paint
      step 7 : Apply 3-5 light coats of primer and allow 10-12 mins between coats


      my assembly line of madness

      step 8 : Apply 4-6 light coats of wheel paint and allow 10-12 mins between coats




      step 9 : After about 3 hours usually the paint is safe to handle *could vary * so remove taped areas / replace studs / center caps/ etc....
      step 10 : Admire your beautiful refinished wheels
      can u find the previously damaged wheel?

      lets take a closer look......*areas that were damaged are pointed out*


      and the finished product.......

      Total Cost = $25-$30
      Hope this is helpful to people, let me know what you think

    2. 03-31-2007 05:46 AM #2
      wow. . .nice write up dude. . .you get a

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      03-31-2007 05:49 AM #3
      Quote, originally posted by Plamen1985 »
      wow. . .nice write up dude. . .you get a

      no problem i like to help out when i can and i think i'll have a now

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      03-31-2007 06:28 AM #4
      Excellent use of "substantial leather upper footwear" Good DIY though, I didn't think it was that easy.
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      03-31-2007 07:23 AM #5
      very cool, thanks [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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    6. 03-31-2007 08:56 AM #6
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      03-31-2007 08:57 AM #7
      awesome write-up [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      you made it look doable
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      03-31-2007 09:05 AM #8
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      03-31-2007 10:50 AM #9
      Quote, originally posted by FaelinGL »
      Excellent use of "substantial leather upper footwear" Good DIY though, I didn't think it was that easy.
      Mike

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      Quote, originally posted by spkn^GRMN »
      awesome write-up [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      you made it look doable

      i hope so thats what i was aiming for its really wasn't that hard [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

      thanks for all the props guys, i'm sure this can be of some use

    10. 03-31-2007 10:52 AM #10
      That color is really hot, damn now ya got me wanting to do mine!

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      03-31-2007 10:54 AM #11
      that came out really good, im very impressed
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      03-31-2007 10:54 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by BassMekanik2000 »
      That color is really hot, damn now ya got me wanting to do mine!

      oh i know i am in love with that color too , i didn't know it was gonna come out like that, but its was a great suprise

      Quote, originally posted by burtondk12 »
      that came out really good, im very impressed

      glad you likey


      Modified by candyvr6 at 10:57 AM 3-31-2007

    13. 03-31-2007 10:57 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by candyvr6 »
      oh i know i am in love with that color too , i didn't know it was gonna come out like that, but its was a great suprise
      glad you likey
      Modified by candyvr6 at 10:55 AM 3-31-2007

      Hellz yeah, perfect!
      I have the montes too and in the bolt area they turned yellow.
      It sucks. So this would be a perfect fix

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      03-31-2007 10:57 AM #14
      the sanding took long enough i was pleased with the outcome in person. you would never know the wheel was that trashed.

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      03-31-2007 10:59 AM #15
      Quote, originally posted by BassMekanik2000 »
      Hellz yeah, perfect!
      I have the montes too and in the bolt area they turned yellow.
      It sucks. So this would be a perfect fix

      mine were like that as well, i just peeled it off of the inside of the lug holes with a knife, wire brushed it real good and it was done [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      03-31-2007 11:00 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by fxgolf »
      the sanding took long enough i was pleased with the outcome in person. you would never know the wheel was that trashed.

      yea i think everyone at the house was happy with the results

    17. 03-31-2007 11:06 AM #17
      damn, now i wanna do mine
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    18. 03-31-2007 11:10 AM #18
      wow, that looks really good

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      03-31-2007 11:15 AM #19
      Quote, originally posted by sterkrazzy »
      damn, now i wanna do mine

      go for it !! its a piece of cake [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
      Quote, originally posted by Broseph »
      wow, that looks really good

      thank you

    20. 03-31-2007 11:17 AM #20
      that looks pretty good, is this how the pros do it? I have some montes that two of them resemble that but i want to fix them and then polish them...if this is the way they do it then i would have to paint them.

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      03-31-2007 11:23 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by OldBlue »
      that looks pretty good, is this how the pros do it? I have some montes that two of them resemble that but i want to fix them and then polish them...if this is the way they do it then i would have to paint them.

      Honestly i'm not exactly sure how the pros do it, but this way is inexpensive and very reliable, the filler i used is really good stuff, 4 years ago one of my friends had a small crack in his tranny leaking slight fluid and he repaired it with that stuff and never had any more problems showing how strong this stuff is, but yeah if you do it this way then they will no longer be able to be polished , but you may want to check with your local wheel repair guy and find out if your wheels can be repaired in a way that they can still be polished [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]


      Modified by candyvr6 at 11:24 AM 3-31-2007

    22. 03-31-2007 11:26 AM #22
      great job guys

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      03-31-2007 11:52 AM #23
      dude.... u are the man

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      03-31-2007 12:08 PM #24
      Awesome!
      Page bookmarked.
      I sold my bagged VW and bought a 5.0?

    25. 03-31-2007 12:26 PM #25
      those wheels were really ****ed up...nice job

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