Wheel discs eventually lose their beauty, which they had on store stands. During the operation on them inevitably there are traces from impacts of stones and corrosion, various scratches which spoil their entire appearance. But in most cases, such defects focus only on the upper protective layers. Therefore, they can return the old look, and this requires painting the discs. Almost everyone can perform this kind of work with their own hands.
To perform this type of work on your own, you will need:
- Warm water and laundry soap;
- metal brush;
- hatchet, knife or flat screwdriver;
- solvent or acetone;
Stages of painting discs
Painting wheel rims - this is a fairly long event. So you need to be patient. And all the work on coloring can be divided into several separate stages.
First you need to clean the discs from dirt, pieces of rust and old paint. Initially, tear off the top layers of contamination with a screwdriver or a small hatchet. Or another tool, with which it will be most convenient to do the work.
Next, clean the rims from the small remnants of the old paint. This work can be done manually with sandpaper, or with a grinder with an emery wheel. The result of the work should be a wheel disc without traces of the old paint.
Clean and dry discs must be treated with a priming solution. This is necessary for the surface to have a good adhesion to the paint coatings. But before starting the priming process, you need to degrease the surface of the discs. For this purpose, acetone or White Spirit is suitable. The process of priming itself is carried out in several stages: one coat of mortar is applied, after 10 minutes a second coat is applied, then a third. And, if during the priming a drop is formed on the surface, then it should be removed with fine-grained sandpaper. After applying all the layers, the discs are dried for a period of time set by the soil manufacturer to ensure the best color.
Painting discs with their own hands at this stage is the application of paint on the primed surface. The principle of application does not differ from the application of the primer. The only thing that should be paid attention is compliance with safety rules, which are indicated on the container with paint. After applying the last layer of paintwork, the discs are left at normal room temperature in a well-ventilated area until completely dry. This is necessary for high-quality adhesion of the paint and primed surface.
The last step should be applied to the painted and dried surface of the varnish. This operation is necessary in order to create a protective layer for the paint, as well as, depending on the type of varnish, the glossiness. After applying the varnish, it must be allowed to dry completely in accordance with the instructions for use.
All! Painting the discs with your own hands is over. And, as you can see, this operation is not particularly costly either financially or physically, with the exception of time.