Fix rusted rims?

Asked by Feb 14, 2016 at 06:19 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm 17 and just got my first car.. I don't
know much about cars. I got it at a good
price and the rims (I think that's what it's
called) is rusty. Should I buy new ones?
Can I paint over them? Should I go to a
mechanic? I will try to post a picture. I am
on mobile and I see no option to upload a
photo

2 Answers

37,885

If there steel rims then yes, sand and paint them if you want. If there an aluminum alloy rim, then you find cleaners to clean them up. Just because a rim is rusty doesn't mean you have to paint them. But it always looks nicer.

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82,825

clean the rims with steel wool and a can of coke, its works wonders...

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