Alloy Wheel Repair Kit Instructions

Alloy Wheel Repair Kit Instructions

Keep every alloy wheel looking tip-top with these repair kit instructions, covering scuffs, scrapes, chips and scratches.

For Scuffs and Scrapes

  1. Wash wheels of all dirt and brake dust deposits.
  2. Keeping repair area to a minimum, use wet & dry paper 240 grade to remove burrs and scuffs. Then, use wet & dry paper 400 grade to reduce sanding marks.
  3. Clean sanded and surrounding area with an alcoholic wipe thoroughly and allow to dry.
  4. Apply Alloy Filler/Primer No 1 in thin layers to build up the damaged area, making sure not to build too high. Allow sufficient drying times between applications.
  5. Use wet & dry paper 800 grade to sand down filler/ primer creating a smooth finish. Clean with alcoholic wipe thoroughly and allow to dry.
  6. Apply the Alloy Silver No 2 in thin layers and allow to dry between each layer. One or two layers is usually sufficient. If you have built up too much paint, you can use wet & dry paper 1500 grade to reduce build-up.
  7. Apply Alloy Lacquer Finish No. 3 over the painted area for the finishing touch and to add protection. Use wet & dry paper 1500 grade to reduce build-up if necessary.

For Chips and Scratches

  1. Wash wheels of all dirt and brake dust deposits.
  2. Keeping repair area to a minimum, use wet & dry paper 800 grade to smooth surrounding area.
  3. Clean sanded and surrounding area with an alcoholic wipe thoroughly and allow to dry.
  4. If chips and scratches are deep, apply Alloy Filler/Primer No. 1 in thin layers to build up the damaged area, making sure not to build too high. (If chips and scratches are not too deep, move on to step 6). Allow sufficient drying times between applications.
  5. Use wet & dry paper 800 grade to sand down filler/primer creating a smooth finish. Clean with an alcoholic wipe thoroughly and allow to dry.
  6. Apply the Alloy Silver No 2 in thin layers and allow to dry between each layer. One or two layers are usually sufficient. If you have built up too much paint, you can use wet & dry paper 1500 grade to reduce build-up.
  7. Apply Alloy Lacquer Finish No. 3 over the painted area for the finishing touch and to add protection. Use wet & dry paper 1500 grade to reduce build-up if necessary.

Top Tips from The Scratch Doctor

Always use water with the wet & dry paper, and deep wet during the application, as this will stop it clogging. If clogging occurs during sanding this means that the Alloy Filler/Primer, Alloy Silver or Alloy Lacquer Finish has not had sufficient drying time.

  • If possible, work with the wheel off the vehicle, as this will make access a lot easier and will prevent paint from running. Make sure you seek professional advice if you are not competent at removing the wheel before starting work.
  • In colder weather, the Alloy Filler/Primer, Alloy Silver, and Alloy Lacquer Finish will take longer to dry than in warmer weather.

N.B. For safety reasons, it is recommended that you wear protective gloves, eyewear and facemask throughout all procedures. Keep the contents of your kit out of the reach of children.

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