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Old 09-27-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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I searched but could not find too many legit answers, so hopefully you guys could help out.

Been driving for 10 years and never hit or scraped a curb until tonight. Needless to say I am not happy about the issue and been trying to seek options I could take.

The rims are only XXR's so they are not the most expensive but they are only 2 months new. I'm going to attempt putting touch up paint on them for the time being but was wondering if anyone had any alternative options/shops in the area I could go to. Or if they are even repairable?

Here are a few pics of the disaster... It's only on 1 rim, I just took 2 photos of it




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Old 09-27-2012, 10:20 PM   #2
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That's honestly not even that bad.

RimPro in Tewksbury, MA.

Sand and paint your self.

Buy one XXR.

Your choice.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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It's not that bad..but I hate it..


And I think buying 1 rim will be the cheapest route

Although I'm hoping the touch up paint will really hide it
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:47 PM   #4
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Bring the one wheel to a tire shop and have them break JUST the bead on that side of the wheel.

Flatten the rashed area with a dremel tool.
use JB weld to rebuild the shape of the lip.
sand until smooth.
paint.
re-inflate tire.
re-install on car.


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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=repairing+curb+rashed+wheels
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:52 PM   #5
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Ya I searched google thanks..


I was really just trying to inquire reputable shops that members have gone to...

When searching google all I really found was people on Mazda and Honda forums explaining how to DIY that seemed kinda sketchy too

I don't really have time to DIY as I am in law enforcement and work all day and mostly all night...
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:58 PM   #6
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I don't really have time to DIY as I am in law enforcement and work all day and mostly all night...
thats a lame excuse... toss the spare on and make it a sunday project...


but you guys seem to have plenty of money to piss away, so you might as well just buy a new wheel.
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Old 09-27-2012, 11:00 PM   #7
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Make it a Sunday project? I honestly rarely have any time off...I pick up tons of details for the money and I work midnights...so my other time off I try and sleep for a bit..but thanks for the advice
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:03 AM   #8
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thats a lame excuse... toss the spare on and make it a sunday project...


but you guys seem to have plenty of money to piss away, so you might as well just buy a new wheel.
OP says he has a busy life, that's not good enough for you?

Use touch up paint and give it a week, you'll forget all about it. Those look pretty close to Duplicolor wheel gray, dab some one and see how it looks.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:33 AM   #9
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OP says he has a busy life, that's not good enough for you?

Use touch up paint and give it a week, you'll forget all about it. Those look pretty close to Duplicolor wheel gray, dab some one and see how it looks.
Appreciate it!

I will be trying that today and hopefully like you said, I will forget about it soon lol
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Old 09-28-2012, 03:46 PM   #10
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If you can only find the color you want in spray form, just spray some in the bottom of a plastic cup and use a small brush to fill what you want to from it.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:09 PM   #11
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If you can only find the color you want in spray form, just spray some in the bottom of a plastic cup and use a small brush to fill what you want to from it.
Great.. Thanks man
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:08 AM   #12
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Black Sharpie might be all you need. If you're not satisfied with it move to the next option.
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