How to Repair Wheels with Curb Rash and Scratches

27 Geg 2016
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Restore Damaged Wheels! How to repair rims with deep scratches and curb rash. This wheel repair works on your aluminum alloy and steel rims no matter how deep the scratch or how bad the curb rash!
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Wheel Clear Coat:
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This video was supported by 3M. I use 3M products for my projects so this was a perfect fit for a wheel repair video!

  • I really enjoyed ChrisFix videos, I have learnt a lot about car systems and how to fix from easy to more complex car issues. At the same time, I have already saved thousand of dollars. The videos are very well done, nice edition and easy to understand procedures. Thank you ChirsFix.

    Victor MendozaVictor MendozaPrieš dieną
  • nice wheels, good choice , great job

    ardy texnardy texnPrieš 2 dienas
  • ersa

    Jung BlueJung BluePrieš 4 dienas
  • 😀😀🔥🔥🔥♥️♥️

    Sian thangSian thangPrieš 4 dienas
  • Hey Chris how long does this last with the wheel weights? Do they crack the bondo?

    Matt MMatt MPrieš 5 dienų
    • @ChrisFix ok so they have held up then

      Matt MMatt MPrieš 4 dienas
    • I've never had issues with the wheel weights or the bondo cracking after doing this

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 4 dienas
  • I’ve had my eye on some alloys for my rover 25, some beaten up rashy scratched wheels for 100 for all 4 I think maybe this will be the my little occupying project next to be done

    D. AveD. AvePrieš 7 dienų
  • how long does it take to do 1 wheel

    Mohammed UzmaanMohammed UzmaanPrieš 9 dienų
    • I did all the wheels in about 6 hours so about 1:30 per wheel!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 9 dienų
  • Pity that tire shops typically don't handle wheels with respect to help maintain the paint finish.

    Mad PeddlerMad PeddlerPrieš 9 dienų
    • Yeah it's a gamble sometimes, find someone you trust!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 9 dienų
  • that is not the right way to spray paint in can and prepping wheels scripted man

    • Thanks for sharing, how would you do this repair?

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 12 dienų
  • Man i would love to have seen the look on your dads face!!!! You did such a AMAZING job like usual!

    Rombout VersluijsRombout VersluijsPrieš 14 dienų
  • Man think about getting your rimms to the company popping on the wheels... and then they butcher them

    Rombout VersluijsRombout VersluijsPrieš 14 dienų
  • PS why not draw a circle on that paper so the lid stays clean!!! :) Keep it clean dude

    Rombout VersluijsRombout VersluijsPrieš 14 dienų
  • What a bad rim choice did that prior owner had! AMAZING results dude! I got an old Civic 2001 and the rims show some paint wear, chipping and flacking off(is that even English). Hope i can keep it easy and not need to pop the tires off.

    Rombout VersluijsRombout VersluijsPrieš 14 dienų
    • ALways kinda baffled how small 30 gram weight can make such huge difference on wheels. I mean i understand the concept, but the low amount of weight is jsut weird.

      Rombout VersluijsRombout VersluijsPrieš 14 dienų
  • Can you powder paint on wheels with bondo?

    Alexis MartínezAlexis MartínezPrieš 15 dienų
  • Amazing work, but gathering all the material you have used will take me a month :/ is all the material you have used available in europe?

    Faruk ArikogluFaruk ArikogluPrieš 15 dienų
  • Wooter

    Kobe RamirezKobe RamirezPrieš 16 dienų
  • I have one thing to say to you... YOU ARE THE MAN!

    Joseph WhitfieldJoseph WhitfieldPrieš 16 dienų
  • I used a primer filler (couldn't get the Bondo one) and the orange peel was really bad even after sanding down with 600/800. Is the Bondo primer really that much different than the duplicolor, etc?

    MCMCPrieš 16 dienų
    • Is it possible the primer was too cold? It was 55 degrees in my garage

      MCMCPrieš 16 dienų
  • Actually a tutorial that isnt boring or made u wanna skip any of it

    Thadeus MeixnerThadeus MeixnerPrieš 19 dienų
  • I liked the before wheels more

  • Just curb rashed my wheel today and was heart broken. When looking up how to fix it, Chris Fix it popped up. I was instantly relieved. Of course the video is perfect in everyway. Chris is the f*&king man! Thank you!

    josh jacksonjosh jacksonPrieš 20 dienų
  • Fav ff game on my iPod touch my iPhone with a game and a game for a few days I love the graphics so I can get some of my friends from playing with friends or some other people that have to do this to me to start

    da shda shPrieš 21 dieną
  • Quick, simple and to the point video. Me likey !! gonna do my wheels this weekend. Tx for the great vid Chris !! Keep up the good work...

    Son NguyenSon NguyenPrieš 22 dienas
  • Anyone know for sure if the filler primer is ok to use on wheels, even though it isn’t rated specifically for heat... or wheels? Just curious.

    lp700alexlp700alexPrieš 22 dienas
    • Just clear it with 2k clear then you wouldn’t have to worry about the elements the stuff is durable in the elements.

      Pokemon TrainerPokemon TrainerPrieš 21 dieną
  • I’ve got the Honey Comb rims on my Jeep. I’ll check back in 2 weeks to let you know how they turn out. Well, 2 weeks later. I have no fingers but my rims look great!

    Jackson BrownJackson BrownPrieš 28 dienų
  • *Chris walks into the local camera store* Camera store guy: Spray painted your lens again?

    WattsonWattsonPrieš 28 dienų
  • I am thinking of not spray painting my rims after I fix the road rash and damages I have, I am thinking of maybe getting a friend to powder coat them. Penny for your thoughts?

    Ryan MacDonaldRyan MacDonaldPrieš mėn
  • Best diy car repair/maintenance channel on LTworlds easily.

    Keith KennedyKeith KennedyPrieš mėn
  • Where do I buy the wheel repair kit

    Peter HooverPeter HooverPrieš mėn
  • And that's how a car should look. Outstanding!

    michael gordonmichael gordonPrieš mėn
  • Your 💯💯💯💯💯 for this mah G👌

    Music StuffMusic StuffPrieš mėn
  • Would jb weld work instead of bondo??

    GarbanzobeanGarbanzobeanPrieš mėn
  • "And that's a feeling you can't beat". Yes, I can.....Here's $400-500 for new wheels and save my broken back. AH! Looks great and I'm still able to walk!!

    Dan EaleyDan EaleyPrieš mėn
    • Thanks for sharing

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Can I apply this process over already painted wheels ? Or would I have to completely strip the old paint off first?

    R444TR444TPrieš mėn
  • I have a smaller scratch that is really deep but it’s only in one spot do I need to do the whole wheel or is it possible to just do that spot

    Professor XProfessor XPrieš mėn
  • Well done

    David IpDavid IpPrieš mėn
  • the transformation is insane!

    Greg Del MarGreg Del MarPrieš mėn
    • It made them look brand new!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • Can I use glazing spot putty to fill in the deep gouges?

    Manvir BediManvir BediPrieš mėn
  • Has anyone done this with the tire on?

  • At least there is usually only two wheels to apply the 'Chris Fix' to. The ones closest to the kerb. If the offside wheels are damaged you need to have a word with yourself!

    Derek PolandDerek PolandPrieš mėn
  • This was a great project

    Kevin HazarieKevin HazariePrieš mėn
    • Dude rn i want to work on my own project I wish u could see the rims

      Kevin HazarieKevin HazariePrieš mėn
    • It was!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš mėn
  • am i the only one who likes the Before rims more than the After?

    ghazi usaghazi usaPrieš mėn
  • Wenn ich Werbung sehen will, gucke ich im Fernseher !! 😖😖

    enenPrieš mėn
  • Hey Chris, I noticed you didn't strip the clear coat off these rims in this video. Compared to the video of the Cadillac rim where you did strip the clear coat. Why is that??

    James GamesJames GamesPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Wow the car looks good Chris!🙂

    VarnesseVarnessePrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Any tips for restoring rims with a hard chrome finish? I have a set of old rims I picked up from work to practice restoring and painting before I try it on my own truck, however ontop of the aluminum is a flaky chrome finish, what would/should I do about this?

    Isaac Vanden LangenbergIsaac Vanden LangenbergPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • I would do this:

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thank you

    Larry HartmanLarry HartmanPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Of course!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Fantastic Job Man!

    Golden RatioGolden RatioPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • My Dad had a scrape on his chevy silverado tire! He couldn't replace his tire, so he replaced it with a spare tire to make it a lot better, but what happened to my Dad's steel wheel is has gone rusty so we couldn't clean it but we got some rust oleum to spray the rusty wheel!

    Cael JohnsonCael JohnsonPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • I will see dad paint his rusty wheel very, very soon!

      Cael JohnsonCael JohnsonPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Wow good job sir.

    Supreme LeaderSupreme LeaderPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • ChrisFix - “Get a dust mask on” People in 2020 - “Guess I’ll just have to breath it in”

    Antonio iñiguez fernandezAntonio iñiguez fernandezPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Actually looks like dust masks are going back in stock!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • With the sand paper is there a 10 girt

    Riley BackRiley BackPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Is there a UK alternative to bondo?

    Shoaib AhmedShoaib AhmedPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • ChrisFix - “Get a dust mask on” People in 2020 - “Guess I’ll just have to breath it in”

    Entertainment ConEntertainment ConPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • 👍👍👍

    simo rianisimo rianiPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Thanks great video as always. What is better the wheel lacquer you used or 2k lacquer? In a can thanks

    TonyTonyPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • It’s fun

    ItZz H4ZHYItZz H4ZHYPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Nice job bro btw does repairing an old used alloy wheels lowers the comfort and experience than a brand new one?? if yes what would be the difference.

    Rahul Subbiah GanesanRahul Subbiah GanesanPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • About $80 in material plus tires I think I will just go to the junkyard and try to find some decent ones instead of repairing the ones I have. Or selling websites

    raymundo marteraymundo martePrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Thanks for sharing!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I restored my winter set..and now i will restor my summer set..thanks to your videos..THANK YOU 👌

    Matej LovrenčičMatej LovrenčičPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Can we use a wire brush instead of the rotary tool with the wire wheel to clean up the curb rash?

    Speak Like DavidSpeak Like DavidPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • how much did u get the rims for

    Osvaldo medinaOsvaldo medinaPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix thx love your vids

      Osvaldo medinaOsvaldo medinaPrieš 2 mėnesius
    • Got them from a junkyard for only $60! Had to repair them though haha

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • I have those rims lol but way better condition then those in a black Malibu 💤

    Alan Mtz lokoAlan Mtz lokoPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • What size battery did you plug into your arm to do that siper high speed sanding?

    Drew HonnollDrew HonnollPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • As someone who fixes this kind of stuff daily, I can tell you that doing this with hand sanding likely took him 8 hours just to do 1 rim start to finish.. your hands are going to hurt real bad

    Fricer77Fricer77Prieš 2 mėnesius
  • Awesome video. I would have put a ceramic coating before having the tires put on to keep those factory rims looking awesome for longer and to make them easier to clean.

    Chai CharinChai CharinPrieš 2 mėnesius
  • Cheap work

    K.M.C PakistanK.M.C PakistanPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Christopher Fixes.

    Yabby GideonYabby GideonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • soo glad he didnt use ramen

    Krishna MohanKrishna MohanPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Damn that would take me all day bro

    JT Mon3yJT Mon3yPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Vicesat: I see a rival

    Santiago Stacpoole De IturbideSantiago Stacpoole De IturbidePrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Wow Chris you're so fast at 7:53 damn

    Pavel KhaskinPavel KhaskinPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • No I ran over a racoon it damaged my rim

    heather findleyheather findleyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • The rims look fresh

    heather findleyheather findleyPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • i like how he says good

    peter cloudpeter cloudPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • When you finished with the front of the wheel did you flip it over and work on the back or did you do it the other way around?

    Tracy STracy SPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • ChrisFix should be the king of car LTworlds

    Brendan's WorldBrendan's WorldPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I used basically the same process to refinish second-hand factory alloy wheels for my Volvo a number of years ago. However, since the topcoat didn't get as hard as I thought it should even after days of curing, I put the wheels in the oven (one at a time) and baked them for a while at fairly low temperature. That seemed to cure the paint much better. Despite the good results, I ended up getting rid of the wheels because they were out of round a bit and wouldn't balance well. That's the risk when buying used wheels.

    Tom ArmstrongTom ArmstrongPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • i closed my eyes when he said “if i close my eyes i can’t feel it “ 8:58

    Nathan SotoNathan SotoPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Hey Chris big fan. How much of the cans did you use for all 4 wheels? Will one can suffice or should a couple of each he bought?

    TJ BarrecaTJ BarrecaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Did anyone have any specific issues trying this with tires still on the wheel? (besides covering up the tire before paint with index cards/trash bags/etc...) Also, any good substitutes for cleaning with rubbing alcohol? (denatured alcohol, brake cleaner, more soapy wooder)?

    john fitzgeraldjohn fitzgeraldPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • @ChrisFix Thanks for replying to an older video, and I figured as much. I have a couple spots right up against the lip though, but I think using a plastic trim tool may help form the edge.

      john fitzgeraldjohn fitzgeraldPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • If you cover everything up, you shouldn't have any issues!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Would you paint the inside of the wheel before or after the front? Would you do spray the front and back of the wheel layer by layer or paint the front fully then the back?

    Pretend RacecarsPretend RacecarsPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Is this doable with the tires on the rim?

    marijn van der meermarijn van der meerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • this vid will be relevant for decades ahead respect

    zaid osamazaid osamaPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Help ChrisFix!! I’m trying to file your video as best I can. Everything is looking great until.. drip mark from the clear coat!!! What do I do???

    Andrea LeaderAndrea LeaderPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • My man. You are good at making videos. Thank you for the hard work.

    Cary SmithCary SmithPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Should the inside of the rims be painted first or does it matter?

    Andrea LeaderAndrea LeaderPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Yeah I"m pretty sure he used a different wheel after the final coat dried, right before the 600 grit sandpaper. The original wheel had a chunky spot on the edge where he couldn't get it perfectly straight. After the paint dries, he magically has a perfectly circled edge, where did the dent go?

    Murphy PendletonMurphy PendletonPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Very well done.

    Kevin OConnellKevin OConnellPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Does anyone know if I should paint the inside of the wheel where the tire sits?

    chris Moorechris MoorePrieš 3 mėnesius
    • I wouldn't do that. No point.

      Goran BazicGoran BazicPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • I'm getting a used set of stock wheels for my car, to use as my summer/all-season wheels. (Putting winter tires on my current wheels after I clean the set that I'm getting) I don't think I will go ALL the way making them look new. I just want them to look clean.. from a distance xD

    HachiroHachiroPrieš 3 mėnesius
    • Lol I promise you'll want them to look brand new once you're working on them!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Any one know what the wheels are called or come off of

    Evan ZX10REvan ZX10RPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • This video made me subscribe, awesome video!👍🏾

    • Welcome aboard! Thanks a lot!

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Chris is having full command on his subject thats why he makes things so much easy and understandable. A Devoted man

    Sajid IqbalSajid IqbalPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • about to do this one mine for RAYS wheels that the previous owner rashed on... anyone have advice whether to use DipYour Car or to find wheel paint? what’s the difference

    RIP WesRIP WesPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • One of the best explanation videos I've watched on youtube and I watch a LOT! Didn't talk to slow nor to fast, explained everything perfectly! Thank you!

    World TravellerWorld TravellerPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • Quick question, do you paint the inside of the rim? And if you do, how do you recommend doing it, im planning to restore and respray my own rims myself

    Žilvinas MockusŽilvinas MockusPrieš 3 mėnesius
  • 11:28 "Wutter"... That's a Philly accent for ya!

    CSNCSNPrieš 4 mėnesius
    • *wooder :p

      ChrisFixChrisFixPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Are you crazy? The wheels witch you bout the car with look awesome. Why did you change them. The are way better then the new wheels you put on the car.

    The LionThe LionPrieš 4 mėnesius
  • Man been watching for a while try everything you showed and everything works thanks man. So I gotta tip for you look up my Instagram and you will see it

    GAS MASKGAS MASKPrieš 4 mėnesius