Installation time for Wheel Bands™ varies based on wheel design, wheel size and experience level of the person doing the work. A first time do-it-yourself installation takes 40 minutes to an hour for a set of four wheels. A person who has installed Wheel Bands on several cars can do an installation on a set of four wheels in 20 minutes or less. Professional installations may take 20 to 30 minutes per vehicle. Color inserts can be swapped out in seconds to change color or repair light scuffing. Required materials (as noted in the video above) are: Mounting Track, Color Insert, IPA and Paper Towel, Cutting Tool (not supplied) and Application Tool. Note: a complete set of written instructions is provided with your Wheel Bands purchase.
You can hide light curb rash on your wheel with Wheel Bands™. At the same time, you can take the opportunity to personalize your wheels with a snap-in color pinstripe. If the curb rash or scuffing on your alloy wheel is not too severe and does not cover extend around a major part of your wheel rim, you can use Wheel Bands to hide the damage. Smooth out the damage with a file or sandpaper to allow for a reasonably flat surface for the high bond tape on the Wheel Bands to stick too. Clean the rim to be free of oils, tire shine polish and debris. Wipe the surface down with isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol or the surface prep pad that comes in a Wheel Bands kit. Tape down the mounting track around the outer edge of the rim. Snap-in a color insert and you're good to go.
Use an accent color to put a pinstripe styling look on your wheels. Or, match up to your wheel color with a silver or black insert for a discreet look. Don't forget your added insurance bonus: the next time you brush a curb while parking or maneuvering around the drive thru, it will be much easier to do a quick repair to keep your wheels looking brand new. You can repair your curb rash and scuffs the hard or expensive way, or you can choose the Wheel Bands way.
Wheel Bands™ can be removed after installation by prying up at the joint ends of the mounting tracks. Slowly pull the mounting track away from the rim surface. Residual attachment tape left on the rim surface can be removed by dabbing or spraying on a citrus cleaner product and allowing it to stand for approximately 5 minutes. The residual tape can then be rubbed off with durable clean cloth. If a good citrus cleaner is not available, mineral spirits or other strong solvent can be used. Be sure to use isopropyl alcohol (IPA) to fully remove any oily residues if immediately re-installing Wheel Bands.