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

2 Answers


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

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