MUST WATCH Video!!! Learn How To Paint Alloy Wheels/Rims On A 720bhp Nissan GTR ‘Without’ Taking The Wheels Off!

If you are an owner of a Nissan GTR I bet over time your paint on your wheels and rims have worn off, or even if you are not an owner of a Nissan this is just an interesting and helpful thing to know.

Well in this video you will learn how to paint alloy wheels and rims on a 720bhp Nissan GTR without taking the wheel off! So the first step is to sand down the damaged part of the wheel, starting with a course paper and ending with a fine one, you can see how it’s done in the video. Step two is de-glazing lacquer to alloy better adhesion of painted layer. Step three, fit masking cards to prevent over-spray. Then you will spray the wheel, building color up one layer at a time and making sure the paint is dried between layers. And in no time you will have a “Brand new” wheels or rims  just like that.

But I suggest you watch the video before doing anything, because it will explain to you everything in details, for example what kind of sandpaper you should use. Enjoy!


26 thoughts on “MUST WATCH Video!!! Learn How To Paint Alloy Wheels/Rims On A 720bhp Nissan GTR ‘Without’ Taking The Wheels Off!

  1. william

    what abut all that over spray from the clear coat lol

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      I hear you William. The author of the video suggests covering the whole car to be on the safe side (as suggested with the note that comes up). For DCG1 they just wanted to show an overall process.

    2. Deno

      never mind the overspray, the wheels now need re balancing!

      1. Mac ( Post author )

        Damn! Another problem 🙂 lol

  2. Rosalio ocon

    What about the mist of the paint? Won’t that he on the car? He should have covered the car with some cover

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      I agree Rosalio. He should have done that.

  3. J Leigh

    That method works to a certain degree of damage. Real serious curb rash for example is beyond this.

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      You’re right about that J Leigh.

  4. Dan

    Dang. I only have 650bhp. Guess I will have to find a different method for refinishing my wheels since this one is HP specific.

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Haha, of course you don’t need to search for a different method Dan. It’s not HP specific, we just wanted to let people know of what car it is all about 😉

  5. Frank

    What are those sheets of what.? to cover the tyre and prevent over spray ?

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Yes Frank they are placed to cover the tire and prevent over spray on it. According to the narrator of the video they are little masking cards made of tin foil.

  6. Kewiss

    I thought he was going to do a burnout while spraying LOL

    on a more serious note:

    What about all that paint on the rotors and calipers? big NO NO… I also don’t see the gain that comes from that… if it’s a DIY: just do one at a time, if you go to a place (like this guy in the video) they should have stands.
    too much damage for little gain

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Hahaha yeah a burnout would be an epic moment Kewiss 😀 lol. Thanks for sharing your opinion with us on this painting method. What better solution would you recommend?

  7. Tommy

    But spraying like that, won’t it hit your braking disc causing damage to your brakes?

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Well if you fear for that Tommy, it’s probably best that you take the wheels off and then paint them. Cheers!

  8. Adrian

    Crap method, take the wheels off and stop being lazy.

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      But lazy people also need some solution for this problem right Adrian? 😉

  9. Kenny

    To spray the wheels while mounted and still maintaining a barrier in front of the caliper, use a thin plastic trash bag stuffed behind the spokes. Drop cloth or painters film works as well. Best to rotate between coats for even application and less runs.

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Thanks for all of your ideas Kenny.

  10. Bob

    This guy is a lazy idiot, period.

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      And he found the perfect way to solve his problem. I bet a lot of people like him would thank him 🙂 lol

  11. Lisandro

    People always have something to say against everything! That is a really smart way of getting it done, you guys all bitching cuz you couldn’t come up with that way of doing it!

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Hey I’m glad you find this method of wheels painting useful Lisandro.

  12. Mark

    Better to take the wheel can be sure of getting it all and less chance of overspray on the car and a two pack paint coupled with infra red drying is a harder finish than a lacquer which will chip more readily.
    Why would you go cheap if you can afford a car like that..l would not endorse this method…
    Thirty seven years automotive painting…

    1. Mac ( Post author )

      Thank you for sharing your professional experience with us Mark.

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