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Old 08-07-2003, 08:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy Is There any way to repair a slightly curbed polished lip?

I apparentlly suck at parallel parking, especially in areas with high, granite curbs... hence, I scraped a little patch into my rim

Is there anyway to repair this? Fine grade sandpaper to blend it perhaps?

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Old 08-07-2003, 09:59 AM   #2
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Hey Bry! Ouch! - on the new rims!

Yeah, a little light sanding if not too bad - then follow it up with some polishing compound. More than likely, the wheels are clear-coated - so you may wind up having to put some clear lacquer to protect the rim. May just be better off to leave it as is and hope to score another rim at some point.

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Old 08-07-2003, 10:18 AM   #3
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Thanx Keith!
I thought about a new rim, but these are supposedly discontinued, so I might be SOL. It's not that bad, but I'm sure you know how it is to have something nice get messed up a bit (Deer + Car) so yes, you know exactly what I'm talking about...

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Old 08-07-2003, 11:45 AM   #4
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Bry, Depending on the extent of the damage a Dremel with a fine stone can be used to smooth, then a polishing pad with some super-fine paste will buff it up some. 'fraid you'll not see the shine of the machined and polished lip again though.

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Old 08-07-2003, 02:28 PM   #5
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i usually use 240 grit sand paper to rid the roughness then
take 400 and 1500grit at the end to smooth it up to a nice shine.
then some clearcoat and that's it.
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Old 10-31-2005, 07:30 PM   #6
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I repaired some curbing on the lip on my iForged 19"s (last car).
I used course 100 -150 grit paper to really knock down the gouging. Then 220, 320, 400...turtle wax red rubbing compound, the white polishing compound.
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