Re: Home alloy wheel repair kits: good , bad or just plain ugly?
The wheels on my Spider (15 years old) were quite scruffy. Nothing serious just a bit scuffed here and there.
I cleaned them up ... first removing all the brake dust with some 'stuff' from the local garage. Then I dried them off.... masked the tyres and resprayed the whole wheel with an alloy wheel paint followed by lacquer.
The results are really good... only a close inspection would show the imperfections caused by the scratches.
I would thoroughly recommend a DIY approach.
Just make sure you do the job on a warm summers day and leave plenty of time for the paint to dry before re-coating
It's also a good chance to look for more serious damage, like cracks, that could cause the wheel to fail.... especially on the spokes type of alloys.