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  1. Hey man! nice vid! how many cans of each did you use for your wheels. i want to paint and restore my mazdaspeed 3 wheels. Thanks!

  2. how about taking the tire of the wheels and repair flat tire at home and how do u now the color matches exactly when u buy it thank you

  3. I never knew it was that easy. Yes it’s time consuming but rewarding. I’ll be purchasing a cheap set of rims just to have fun on.

  4. Can we go from the gray primer filler and sand it then go straight into clear coat and skip the painting, cause I don't wanna paint my wheels and idk what to use for chrome wheels ?

  5. So let me make sure I got it right…
    You use sandpaper standing on hard floor, but you spray paint on the dirt!!!

  6. It just happened 1 hour ago and you can't imagine how pissed i am right now , i bought those new rims 2 days ago only 2 days and now a curb rash 🙁 i will try to fix it and i hope its gonna work like you did in this amazing video…

  7. This is really good and well narrated! I was a bit hesitant to do this, but you are informative and explain things so clearly that I want to do this! Just wondered, when you sanded the wheel to smooth it down, did you remove any of the previous paint, or just focus on getting the wheel as smooth and consistent as possible?

  8. Forgot to mention that when painting the back of the wheels, do not paint the mounting surface that contacts the hub. Doing that will create an uneven contact between the wheels and hub, that will cause vibrations. Awesome video.

  9. Thanks for the video my girl curbed the hell out of my Range Rover rims and I can't afford to take them to a shop😀😀😀

  10. Love ChrisFix videos! He inspired me to clean my car properly!! For a car newbie, I just wish that this video included re-installing the tire stem & weight too, since it showed how to remove them.

  11. Awesome video. Also, anyone knows how many cans of primer, paint and clear would be needed to do four wheels?

  12. @ChrisFix how many spray cans did you buy for all 4 wheels? Did 1 do the job or did you get 1 of each (primer, paint, clear) for each wheel?

  13. Really great video explanations as well. Clear and concise.

    The finish looks fantastic.

    Quick question – Should it be emery cloth/paper rather than sandpaper?

    Emery cloth is a strip of dense fabric that has small metallic or synthetic particles bonded to it with glues and adhesives. It's best used to smooth metal surfaces. The small metallic particles often include bits of aluminium oxide that are set in iron oxide. It's especially helpful in eradicating rust, eliminating corrosion, polishing metal and removing paint from metal surfaces.

  14. So I got a flat and scraped the area around the lug nuts when changing it. Is it possible to do this in just that area or would I have to do the whole wheel?

  15. @chrisfix I’m gonna follow these steps on my wheels but the only question or concern I have is that mostly have curb
    Rashes around the wheel then the wheel it’s self do I use the 80 grit to strip the whole pain from the wheel or what’s up cz I basically wanna repaint them

  16. Just bought some OEM lancer 18 x 7 for my small 2wd Tacoma. $150 with light curb rash on 1 wheel. Going to paint the wheels as you described thank you so much.

  17. For 2 piece forged wheels, do you recommend disassembling the wheel and painting each piece separately? Or can this method be done as 1 piece?

  18. I found your channel maybe a week ago and I just wanted to say thank you. I've learned so much it isn't even funny. I'm a woodworker and I wanted to pass something on to you that might help you save some money as well. I use a sandpaper called Abranet by Mirka. It costs a bit more than your average pack of sand paper, but its a mesh, so it rarely clogs and cleans very easy. It has saved me hundreds since I switched. I went from using half a pack per project to using only one abranet disk per three of four projects (They come 5 disks per pack, it comes in rolls and standard rectangles too). I've had to use them on steel and aluminum before and work great. Thanks again for your hard work, it is very much appreciated.

  19. Really awesome video! Kudos. You are an excellent instructor. Very clear and concise and energetic. I’d watch you teach us how to watch paint dry.

  20. You did not mention that you need to balance your wheels again after this. Was it intentional to get more broken cars to fix? 🙂

  21. Good job but cant help thinking as powder coating is so inexpensive these days approx $40-60 a wheel its possibly easier to drop your rims off and let somebody else do all the hard work…..theres a lot of paint and a lot of clear and a lot primer filler plus bondo plus grit paper and elbow grease x 4. I bet using decent materials alone could cost around $50-80 for a set of 4 wheels. Powder coating also gets the inside rims looking just as good and the finish will last much longer. Get a quote for powder coating first unless youre on the tightest of budgets and have all the materials already lying about in the garage or shed……

  22. Great Job on restoring the wheels for this Jag, This Jag looks amazing. Any major issues with it? Coolant leaks? Water Pump failures? Etc

  23. This is an excellent demonstration Chris. Don’t you want to paint the back and sides first so you don’t have to lay it on the newly painted front and if any drips happen it won’t be on the front? Also how many cans of primer/paint/clear is needed for 4 wheels? Thanks

  24. Great detailed step-by-step instructions.

    I'm a new subscriber. I was really impressed with your thorough steps for this, as well as, a used car buying checklist in other videos when you purchase this car.

  25. I think I have feelings for you chrisfix. Your videos give me life thank you for the tutorial I will be attempting this on my Volvo

  26. I really want/need to do this on my own wheel, but don't have the means to take my tires off the wheels. Anyone have recommendations on fixing the rim with the tire still on? I was thinking about just taping the tire near the lip of the wheel..

  27. it would be neat to paint the flat parts of the rim the color of the car or trim color of the car would be a nice accent

  28. Chris I have a Cadillac and General Motors is not one of the companies with a color silver associated with it for the rims. Any suggestions

  29. How/why would 1.3K people downvote this??? What exactly did they dislike??? Shows you how some people are just plain idiots!

  30. To really clean the wheel before repairs, use "Superior Products Wire Wheel Cleaner" (acid) available at O'Reilly Auto Parts, followed by pressure washing.

  31. In place of cleaning the wheel with rubbing alcohol, it is much preferred to use lacquer thinner. Lacquer thinner will remove grease or other contaminates that rubbing alcohol will leave behind.

  32. RE: Mixing body filler: Use a scrape piece of plexiglass….you can always get scrape (cut-offs) at Lowes for free….just ask one of the employees to pull some scrape plexiglass from the trash in the glass cutting dept. Plexiglass is also great for mixing epoxy, etc. (JBWeld)

  33. Sorry for my english. But my tire also got affected and got a piece off, should i worry about it? is it dangerous at all? is like really near the rim

  34. Does anyone have advice for me?
    I have black gloss 20” wheels and there is a lot of rash on the face and gutter rash all over.
    My main concern is when it comes to painting should i prime and and paint only the affected areas or is it better to repaint the whole wheel, i just dont want the new paint to be really noticeable
    Cheers👍🏼

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