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Old 04-06-2013, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default DGM Wheel touch up paint?

I just discovered a nasty 4 inch or so curb rash on my passenger side back rim. Not sure how I got it since the only curb I ever park next to is rounded. But either way, it makes me sad.

I've already asked Subaru in the past if they had a touch up paint for it and were told they don't. Has anyone found their own alternative to use? Should I atleast put some clear over it to prevent weathering?

I'm speaking of the dark gray rims that are on the '12 sport premiums.
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:24 AM   #2
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Found a thread elsewhere on the forums where someone used a toyota paint (
00258-001E3-21) on a +11 WRX, are those wheels the same color as our '12 Imprezas?
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:24 PM   #3
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You mean gunmetal? The wheels arent DGM, the car paint is.

Wheels wont rust because its aluminum, not steel.

Im sure any gunmetal touch up paint would be better then bare aluminum showing.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:42 PM   #4
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So, has anyone come across an exact, or close to an exact paint match yet?

The finish on one of my sport rims got pretty messed up today going through an automatic car wash and I'd like to touch it up ASAP.

I can't believe that Subaru doesn't provide a touch up paint for these rims.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:28 PM   #5
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So, has anyone come across an exact, or close to an exact paint match yet?

The finish on one of my sport rims got pretty messed up today going through an automatic car wash and I'd like to touch it up ASAP.

I can't believe that Subaru doesn't provide a touch up paint for these rims.
Here's what I use:

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...ntifier=645623

I bought mine at an Autozone store. It's a pretty good match.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:45 PM   #6
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Here's what I use:

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/par...ntifier=645623

I bought mine at an Autozone store. It's a pretty good match.
Hey, thanks for the reply. I'll have to give that a try. I don't have an autozone near me, but I should be able to find it at another auto store. Even if its not an exact match, it'll still look better than nothing.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:05 AM   #7
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No problem. If anything, that paint is slightly dark, so scrape as much paint off the brush as you can and apply very thin coats.
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