E-TECH Micro Alloy Wheel Repair Kits
The E-TECH Micro Alloy Wheel Repair Kits have been developed an effective and economical repair kit for DIY use
It's so easy to damage your alloy wheels and expensive, inconvenient and time consuming to get them refurbished.
However, E-TECH Engineering has come up with a very effective and economical solution for repairing deep scuffs, scratches and kerb damage to the wheel rim. This kit provides the essential components you need to repair your alloy wheels yourself and contains detailed instructions of how to achieve a professional finish that is virtually impossible to detect.
So if your alloys are damaged and looking second hand, for a small investment in time and money you can dramatically improve their appearance and the value of your car.
Available in 5 popular wheel colours: Black, Grey, Gold, Silver and White
Achieve a virtually invisible repair
Ideal for repairing kerb damage
Filler specially formulated for alloy wheels
Increase resale value of your vehicle
E-TECH Micro Alloy Wheel Repair Kits are available in a choice of five colours: Metallic Silver, Motorsport Black, Competition White, Technik Grey and Drift Gold
12ml E-TECH Alloy Wheel touch-up stick
Pair of gloves
10cm tube of E-TECH Alloy Wheel Putty
Preparing the wheel
1. Clean the complete wheel using a good alloy wheel cleaner and make sure y0u remove all traces of brake dust dirt, wax, polish silicone etc. Then wash the wheel with hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly.
2. Remove any loose flakes of lacquer and protruding bits of alloy from the damaged area. Lightly sand or file around the damaged area to smooth it out.
3. Clean the wheel again with soapy water and dry using a kitchen towel or similar. VERY IMP0RTANT: Ensure that the wheel is completely dry and free from all traces of polish or silicone.
4. Paint will not adhere to greasy, dirty or dusty surfaces. Please remember this when preparing the damaged area of the wheel before painting it.
5. In some extreme cases where there may be large areas of exposed alloy (bare metal) we recommend that you use an etch primer (we suggest our E-TECH Etch Primer - Part No. ER00112). This is only in extreme cases where large areas of the wheel have been corroded or there is excessive damage to the face of the wheel.
Filling the wheel
Cut off a cross section of E-TECH Alloy Wheel Putty using a pair of scissors. Remove the plastic wrapper and thoroughly mix the putty by kneading between your fingers and thumb. This should take a few minutes and once the putty is a uniform dark grey colour this will signify that the mixing process is complete and ready to apply.
If the rim of your wheel is damaged we suggest you use a thin piece of cardboard which should be placed between the wheel rim and the tyre. This will prevent any of the putty getting on to the tyre and into the gap between the wheel nm and the tyre.
It will also offer you an edge so that any damage to the rim can be filled.
Apply a generous amount of putty to the damaged area and shape using your fingers. If required the putty can be smoothed with a wet finger or damp cloth prior to hardening
Remove any excess putty immediately and allow putty to cure for about one hour. If you have used a piece of cardboard to act as an edge where the rim has been damaged, remove this after the putty has cured. After this time the putty will have set quite hard; you can then start to file, sand and shape the putty removing any sharp edges.
Using sandpaper or a small file start to shape the putty so it matches the contours of the wheel.
Once you have filled and shaped all the damaged areas and are happy with the results, clean the complete wheel again using
warm soapy water removing all debris and dust and then rinse thoroughly. Dry wheel thoroughly and leave for a little while to
make sure all moisture is removed (using the aid of a hairdryer or hot air gun will speed up this process).
Painting the damaged area
Mask around the damaged area of the wheel so you don't get paint on any parts you don't want to
Shake the Touch-up Paint stick for about 1 minute and ensure that the paint inside is completely mixed. Read any instructions on the Touch-up Paint stick.
The Touch-up Paint stick provided is a general silver alloy colour. If you want to get an exact match or different shade of silver we recommend that you contact your local motor factor/shop that stocks various shades of silver paint.
We recommend that first you do a colour compatibility test. Paint a small area of the inside of the wheel or small
inconspicuous area of the wheel that will not be noticed.
Once you are happy with the colour apply small amounts of paint using the touch-up brush. Do not allow paint to run; if it does wipe away the run quickly. 0nce you have applied the first coat allow this to dry.
If you feel further coats of paint are required apply these as necessary.
NB: We suggest that you leave the wheel for approx. 12-24 hours inside a warm garage after painting to allow the paint to cure. Do not wash wheels within three days of painting.