DIY Curbed Wheel Fix - Was It Worth It?

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If you’ve been paying attention you’ve probably noticed that the wheels on the S14 look a bit like garbage! And let’s be honest who doesn’t like a brand new set of wheels. However, I actually like the wheels on the S14 and would like to use them for a bit longer while I save for something new in the future. That said, today we are fixing those scuffed wheels and hopefully I don’t potato them in the process.

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Donut Media
Donut Media Prieš mėn
Hey guys, it's Zach - I want to point out that I DEFINITELY should have been wearing a proper respirator while painting. ESPECIALLY because I was using activated paint, which makes it much worse for you. I wasn't thinking, and should have been. I'm setting an example for a lot of you guys and I promise to do better on the personal protective equipment. Love you all!!
Alpha Wolf
Alpha Wolf Prieš 28 dienų
This is my favorite car show on the net. After 6 years of working on cars... I still have a lot to learn.
Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan Prieš mėn
@noobasdfjkl You people act like there isn't shit loads of safety information plastered all over the spray can itself.
Carl Sagan
Carl Sagan Prieš mėn
@Adrian Ahh Reddit. The pinnacle of scientific enquiry.
TropicalFruit Media
TropicalFruit Media Prieš mėn
Don’t be so hard on yourself Bud:D
Reggie N Happiness
Reggie N Happiness Prieš mėn
What about aluminum/ black wheels?
Kyle O
Kyle O Prieš 14 val
Should of used powder coat. You can get a powder gun for less than $100 and use a oven from Craigslist to cure it.
Matthew Nicholas
Matthew Nicholas Prieš 2 dienas
Hmm, been thinking of this for the totally twatted wheels on our X3. Cost for a pro job is about £90 each. Thinking the cost and time vs someone else doing it is probably not worth it. I've had an old alloy I spent a day on years ago at the primer stage but never got round to painting it 🤣
BowelMovement Prieš 2 dienas
The intro song should probably be the home Depot theme song
Glen Ishii
Glen Ishii Prieš 3 dienas
Nice job, but I’d like to see you do a spray wrap with something like Pasti-Dip. Would probably be a lot cheaper, no?
Brian Winiarz
Brian Winiarz Prieš 4 dienas
I did all 4 wheels in 2h lol. And cost me about 60$ to paint them all. 2 years later, they are still looking great! I used a cheap primer, the same spray paint as you did but the gold one, and the duplicolor clear coat! 2 cans of each was enough for all 4 wheels!
JBM Prieš 6 dienų
Gloves? Keeps brake clean chemicals out of your skin, blood stream, kidneys and liver....not to mention brain cells...? 😁👍 Love You Man! LIVE LONG AND PROSPER! 😁👍
Asuna Unko
Asuna Unko Prieš 6 dienų
is it just me or does Zach remind you of Brad Leone
od Prieš 6 dienų
Not sure if you all have done this, but why not pasti-dip one your cars? Great work and video!
avtic1 Prieš 7 dienų
Wear some rubber gloves next time Captain, there’s a ton of nasty chemicals in those products you are applying 🙌🏻
Thomas Eaton
Thomas Eaton Prieš 8 dienų
Why wasn't a 90deg die grinder with a scotchbrite pad used?
Moises Frausto
Moises Frausto Prieš 8 dienų
I would use odorless mineral spirits to do the first initial cleaning with the scotch brite (doesn't evaporate as quickly as brake cleaner which gives you more time to clean), then wiping most of it off when done using it, and then remove the excess with brake cleaner.
Shane Thomas
Shane Thomas Prieš 9 dienų
What if you don’t have a tire machine and only one car so you can’t go remove the tires. Is there a easy way to remove the tire?
Farm truck first gen
Farm truck first gen Prieš 10 dienų
I like how he passed out on the car Dolly when he could have just used the perfectly good mattress against the wall
Joe A
Joe A Prieš 10 dienų
Got high off the acetone
overindulgent Prieš 11 dienų
You can get your wheels re-finished and powder coated for around $100 a wheel. Doing it yourself is not worth it.
aorn Eiamruang
aorn Eiamruang Prieš 12 dienų
The wiry course disconcertingly impress because thunder suprisingly drag absent a zany part. limping, zesty morning
Nikolay Prieš 13 dienų
Thankfully never happend with me because I'm using tires with propper width
FishinMick Prieš 13 dienų
It’s nice to see a tutorial where someone who actually knows how to paint and what they’re doing does it right!👍🏻 I’m a painter in a Bodyshop and I see these videos of guys just holding the tip down like a hose lol.
Suits and Strings
Suits and Strings Prieš 13 dienų
That bronze looks 👌
Rafael Honorato
Rafael Honorato Prieš 13 dienų
Get Chris chrisfix on a collab!
FRED THE BASS PRO Prieš 14 dienų
This was dope Jobe!!! BTW: if ya'll are looking for additional tutorials regarding this topic, or perhaps info specifically on repairing rims with larger gouges, even cracked metal, etc. then I *strongly* recommend ya'll go check out *SprayWayCustom's* videos (forgive me for forgetting the exact channel bad's super easy to find *SprayWay's* vids on here though, you shouldn't have any trouble). He is a true professional at fixing rims, and generally all things auto-paint/body-work related for that matter. You will be hard pressed to find a better, more informative/useful resource from anyone here on LTlost...the guy is the fuckin' *G O A T* - bar none. No cap. Plus there are numerous videos on various topics, however there is a particular rim restoration video I am talking about where he restores a full set of rims for a client. It's similar to this video, just a bit more in depth and it showcases some additional skills/processes which were not necessarily applicable to this scenario but still good to learn about nonetheless. Go find that shit and thank me later!!!😉 The man's work speaks for itself you'll see!!! fwiw -Cheers,
Activist Prieš 14 dienų
the paint came out really good, but you didnt have to use that much primer, you could get away with doing all of the wheels with 1 of those cans, primer isnt meant to go on that thick, just saying for those trying to replicate this that the primer can go further than in the video if you do it correctly.
Chemtrail Dreams
Chemtrail Dreams Prieš 14 dienų
Isn't the final wheel a completely different color than the rest of the set?
helluhpinoy Prieš 15 dienų
What I learned from this video: 1. Pay $69 for wheel paint. 2. Nice.
Human Twist-Off Cap
Human Twist-Off Cap Prieš 16 dienų
>watching somebody put on gloves before wiping a wheel down with acetone >think of all the times I have been cleaning glassware in a lab and just get acetone all over my hands Don’t let anybody convince you that chemists are smart or safe
Robert Winston
Robert Winston Prieš 16 dienų
Dude, Zach, another killer video. Short, sweet, and hilarious. Keep up the amazing content!
Ramon Bannink
Ramon Bannink Prieš 16 dienų
Few mounths back I did the same with my alloys. There 16" rims (5 spoke) and pulled it off to only do the outside with 1 2K can of clearcoat (same as you used). 2 layers for each rim. Did it in 1 session to prevent any waste of paint. And yes, I also did not used a good respirator. Next time I will. The inside and the bed I used a way cheaper 1K clearcoat from Motip. Thats just there for protection and not for the looks. I used grid 1000 or 1200 for the final whipedown before paint.
Tetrahc Prieš 17 dienų
I drive 33" mud terrain tires on a 16' wheel. I have no curbing issues :D
starmanovich Prieš 18 dienų
I tried this and now my car won’t start.
Kevin Clark
Kevin Clark Prieš 18 dienų
just realized i watched every money pit video 1-58 in only 20 days... now what do i do???
Paul Cornett
Paul Cornett Prieš 18 dienų
please break off moneypit to its own channel.. some of the other crap on here just not entertaining. I am subbed for morneypit and not anything else.
kroh7 Prieš 19 dienų
Lol noob, just park better.
Heart-Under-Blade 忍野 忍
Heart-Under-Blade 忍野 忍 Prieš 19 dienų
$69? Nicee
Elegant Elliott Offen
Elegant Elliott Offen Prieš 19 dienų
The cheapest way to do it is do not paint the whole wheel. Repair the spot and just basically airbrush the repair and you’ll save a lot of time and money. But this video was amazing to show you how to do it fully from scratch
Jose Felix
Jose Felix Prieš 19 dienų
Yo, if you have magnesium wheels be careful, the dust is flammable
SAM Prieš 19 dienų
Imagine you’ve have done this all Ready to roll next day, gone to mcD bought 2 basket for u nd ur friend and damn again scraped it.😵‍💫
Dynamic Mobile Detailing & Audio
Dynamic Mobile Detailing & Audio Prieš 20 dienų
Powder coat or nothing for wheels
350Z 4life
350Z 4life Prieš 20 dienų
Zach you should be wearing a better mask for that clear! That's spray max clear coat is awesome but super toxic to breath in man
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni Prieš 21 dieną
Digging the Streetlight Manifesto shirt. I thought I was the only one that had that shirt!
Ailsa Ni
Ailsa Ni Prieš 21 dieną
would've been nice to see it on the car
Rama Nrusimhadevara
Rama Nrusimhadevara Prieš 21 dieną
Me: *watches this video* Also me: Googles “Wheel repair near me”
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Prieš 22 dienas
Peaple who caught the first thumbnail are legends
Ryan Field
Ryan Field Prieš 22 dienas
too bad i’m too broke to buy wheels to curb:(
vbddfy euuyt
vbddfy euuyt Prieš 22 dienas
that thing turned out CLEAN. can i get you to come to texas and do mine for me?
Tony Larson
Tony Larson Prieš 22 dienas
All that's missing is a before and after photo of the rims on the car.
Eric Dorothy
Eric Dorothy Prieš 22 dienas
You mentioned in the video that were specifically not painting the area of the wheel where the wheel meets the hub. Can you please explain why you didn't do that?
Thirsty Gnomes
Thirsty Gnomes Prieš 23 dienas
Biggest pain point would be having car down for a day. Would have to take wheel off, be driven to tire shop, have them take tire off, do all of this work, and drive back to tire shop. Realistically that could take 1-2 days a wheel if bothering friends/family for rides and such
Pebzy Prieš 23 dienas
Hey Zach I’m a fine finish cabinet painter and I would recommend sanding your primer always before laying the final coat so it’s ass smooth as possible just a tip I’m no car painter but we paint some clean cabinets
Victor Sanchez
Victor Sanchez Prieš 23 dienas
What about the balancing weights you took at the beginning? Now you have to go to a shop pay a guy to put the wheels and balance the rims right? :) 10 bucks per wheel?
DJ YOND3R Prieš 23 dienas
The dent isn't that noticable...
Connor Roth
Connor Roth Prieš 23 dienas
That wheel be looking better than my ex.
Vibhu Dubey
Vibhu Dubey Prieš 24 dienas
What's the music name please at 15:25?
Jason Rengel
Jason Rengel Prieš 24 dienas
Filing down your wheels... weight reduction 101
kolim jone
kolim jone Prieš 24 dienas
Said "Nice" after "$69?" at the exact same time as Jobe and it killed me 🤣
kolim jone
kolim jone Prieš 24 dienas
So would you ever wet sand it to get the paint more smooth to get some of those blemishes out or no?
La Bamba
La Bamba Prieš 24 dienas
your videos are great man, this is what a trully car guy would do, this is what gives you that love for your ride, the effort you put on it, great serie man!! cheers from Germany
toast french
toast french Prieš 24 dienas
put the wheel on the car
toast french
toast french Prieš 24 dienas
hey this guy can paint better than the painters i sell paint to
youareinflames Prieš 24 dienas
would've been nice to see it on the car
Neanderthal Prieš 25 dienų
thanks for reminding me... i forgot to subscribe.!!
ianthegreat88 Prieš 25 dienų
that thing turned out CLEAN. can i get you to come to texas and do mine for me?
Daniel Leheiget
Daniel Leheiget Prieš 25 dienų
"Its kinda like liquid sandpaper" Pressure washer: am i a joke to you
AGN 728
AGN 728 Prieš 25 dienų
I died at "I spent.... $69 *grins* Niiiceeee" 😂
Mark Tisdel Jr.
Mark Tisdel Jr. Prieš 25 dienų
soiung toiue
soiung toiue Prieš 25 dienų
Who changed my clothes 😂😂
Randy Bergman
Randy Bergman Prieš 26 dienų
So what's up with them being different colors or tones. That's looks worst than a little rash
makrisj Prieš 26 dienų
I came from fb donut to remind to all of you that you need to balance your wheels again, professionaly, in order to avoid vibrations on specific speed ranges. Please don't forget to balance the wheels as it could get dangerous, especially in high speed open curves when wet.
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu Prieš 26 dienų
Said "Nice" after "$69?" at the exact same time as Jobe and it killed me 🤣
80s gamr
80s gamr Prieš 26 dienų
Pretty cool... but if you can have someone else do it for the $75-$125 per wheel range like you mentioned that's not really much more. That said, doing it yourself you can expect a certain level of quality (hopefully). 😁
oiuet souiu
oiuet souiu Prieš 26 dienų
So your better off paying someone to do it and enjoying your weekend 🤷🏽‍♂️.
Bryant Poh
Bryant Poh Prieš 26 dienų
I wish I have a friend like u! It’s just too bad I dont have Instagram. 😄👍🏻💪🏻👏🏻✌🏻
Bruno Prieš 27 dienų
Perfect winter job when the summer wheels will be indoors
Jens Lind
Jens Lind Prieš 27 dienų
So would you ever wet sand it to get the paint more smooth to get some of those blemishes out or no?
ron baer
ron baer Prieš 27 dienų
painting is like building a house. you have a bad foundation and no matter what you do its going to be crap
ron baer
ron baer Prieš 27 dienų
also they have the 2k cans in primer also and DO NOT USE OIL BASED PAINTS
seeni gzty
seeni gzty Prieš 27 dienų
As a qualified automotive refinisher I approve every moment this was pleasing to the fullest
seeni gzty
seeni gzty Prieš 27 dienų
Which degreaser is that? Still on an eternal search to find a good one…
Jon Brashear
Jon Brashear Prieš 27 dienų
I’m a wheel repair tech. And there is a much easier/better way to do the repair.
Justin Prieš 28 dienų
I really tried paying attention to all the techniques but I kept getting sidetracked by my itchy butthole.
matt25675 Prieš 28 dienų
Imagine doing all this and then the day after finishing all four wheels you curb your wheels again
Charles Andrews
Charles Andrews Prieš 28 dienų
Great video! Don't forget to wear a mask when you file! Breathing metal is no bueno.
Ron W
Ron W Prieš 28 dienų
I live on Long Island. I did my truck rims early spring last year, came out minty and it was awesome. They looked new and it held up great. Until it snowed. The snow melt on the roads DESTROYED the clear coat (it was specifically made for rims like the stuff you have). It looked so bad I had to removed the clear coat and ultimately the rims are trashed (I had sanded them prior to starting the job to clean them up). My advice? If you live in perpetual 70 degrees, go for it - mine held up all year till the next January. If you live in NY or anywhere they chemically treat the roads for snow and ice - don't.
Jubal Wright
Jubal Wright Prieš 28 dienų
the 2 part clear works really well and keeps getting harder for months, I just used it to save the patina look on the hood of my 72gmc
khaled6100 Prieš 28 dienų
Who changed my clothes 😂😂
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon Prieš 28 dienų
Everyone on the donut channel has come such a long way and it’s a pleasure to watch these guys doing what they love
Justin 91D
Justin 91D Prieš 28 dienų
It's typically 50 to 75 dollars per wheel to have somebody powder coat them so that's what I would do. Yes yes counting some minor curb rash and striping old paint
qopoy dnon
qopoy dnon Prieš 28 dienų
Artist at 4:17?
Keegan Drury
Keegan Drury Prieš 28 dienų
As a wheel repair guy, it's cool to see you guys do this! I'm pretty impressed with the outcome, definitely one of the best DIY wheel repairs I've seen.
lewis94clarke Prieš 28 dienų
So your better off paying someone to do it and enjoying your weekend 🤷🏽‍♂️.
sam jum
sam jum Prieš 29 dienų
The ossified china acceptably wave because news uniquely hug sans a crooked arrow. optimal, hard north
Mark Enfante
Mark Enfante Prieš 29 dienų
It looks darker.
Washburnfan88 Prieš 29 dienų
Jesus that rim looks so good 🔥🔥🔥
Luke R
Luke R Prieš 29 dienų
You have conviced me, im being cheap not wanting to pay sombody £70 a wheel to redo them.. haha. Thanks dudes
Ariel Kisara
Ariel Kisara Prieš mėn
bruh just buy neova
Tracey Jumper
Tracey Jumper Prieš mėn
Which degreaser is that? Still on an eternal search to find a good one…
nieooj gotoy
nieooj gotoy Prieš mėn
definitely got me the knowledge I need to do it.
sl33ksnypr285652 Prieš mėn
i like the hidden Hot Ones plug.
nieooj gotoy
nieooj gotoy Prieš mėn
I was looking into either refinishing my wheels, having someone else refinish them, or buying aftermarket wheels. Honestly my best bet is buying new wheels... I have never
TrueBlueEG8 Prieš mėn
How to turn a 10 quid touch up into a 300 quid job, wow thanks Zach 😂
Olle Junvik
Olle Junvik Prieš mėn
3:17 OUCH
SuessLabs Prieš mėn
@Donut Media, any recommendations on getting break rust off the wheels? The wheels are great, just need to get the baked-on crud off from the previous owner
Desert Fanatics
Desert Fanatics Prieš mėn
How to repaint your wheels; Step 1: Make friends with a powder coater Step 2: *Reap the benefits*
Wolf Cone
Wolf Cone Prieš 11 dienų
I just researched it a bit and it's $70 dollars to have a 17" rim powdercoated by a reputable coater on the East Coast. I can't vouche for West Coast but that seems like a much better outlet. I understand the diyers like doing shit themselves but realistically its night and day quality difference and I would recommend just getting it professionally done rather than buying professional grade products and doing it yourself.
Desert Fanatics
Desert Fanatics Prieš 26 dienų
@David if you intent to use it a lot and generate revenue, of course. But you'll spend way more on an oven, materials, electricity, and time compared to having someone else do it
David Prieš 26 dienų
investing in a powder coater seems worth it actually
Lucas Grell
Lucas Grell Prieš mėn
Baling wire is a good way to hold wheels. Gets in the way of the paint a lot less and doesn't ruin a good strap.
Adrian LaRosa-Sarabia
Adrian LaRosa-Sarabia Prieš mėn
Artist at 4:17?
Aditya Prieš mėn
Why do the wheels have weights ?
Jason Copeland II
Jason Copeland II Prieš mėn
Metals coat hanger and vise grips😂
Erik Chetelat
Erik Chetelat Prieš mėn
Rim look real good for DYI, two 👍
willblake72 Prieš mėn
Man the 3rd day I had my GLI, the anniversary one with the red-stripe wheels, I curbed one. That was the worst feeling. Looked terrible on the dark wheel. Then there was a pandemic, I didn't drive anywhere, and I sold it a couple weeks ago. No more curbed wheel!
doliio volay
doliio volay Prieš mėn
I'm doing the final wheel for my wife's g35 rose gold .
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