Saturday, 1 February 2014

Removing Tyres When Painting Wheels & Process - Tips for DIY


Recently we painted some wheels in black for a customer and to do a solid job we opted to remove the tyres from the rims.

We used Baurepairs to do the tyre removal.

The first step we took was to remove the wheel balancers from incide the wheel.
This is a flat set of wheights which the tyre shop applies with double sided tape

TIP :  Remove these before painting, because they will put a new balancing set later when you fit the tyres back on

We then washed the wheels thoroughly and sanded them back with  600 grit, 800 grit and 1500 grit

We used a light etch primer to help with adhesion and we rubbed this back with 1500 grit for a smooth surface.

We then and only then applied our paint to the entire wheel , inside and out.

I hope this gives you some insight into getting your wheels painted properly.

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