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Old 03-24-2006, 02:20 AM   #26
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That sucks man.

Just another reason to take your time while on the road, I guess.
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Old 03-24-2006, 03:56 AM   #27
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thats not repairble i think i had the same issue when the guy looked at my wheel he just told me to buy a new one
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Old 03-24-2006, 07:29 AM   #28
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I'm so pissed that I scratched the rear wheel on my '06! It was on a 2 lane road at a light. I was in the right lane which was a turning lane to get onto the highway and the left lane was to go straight. There was only one car in front of me and it was a middle-aged woman that was obviously in the wrong lane since she was at a 45 degree angle pointing to the left. So, I snuck in next to her so I can continue driving and get onto the highway but at the very last second my rear wheel nicked the curb. I was only going maybe 5mph at most. Sucks so bad but I can only blame myself. I don't think it is fixable so... anyone have a spare '06 wheel they'd like to sell?
....wait till you hit a deer at 60MPH or something..............you'll forget about your stupid rim quickly.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:50 AM   #29
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that is the worst feeling in the world. i scratched my new one too a few months after i had it parallel parking. man i was pissed. oh well.
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Old 03-24-2006, 11:13 AM   #30
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thats not repairble i think i had the same issue when the guy looked at my wheel he just told me to buy a new one
....check the link provided earlier in this thread. It is repairable. Here's another article using a similar process:

http://forums.audiworld.com/s4/msgs/949926.phtml

Don,
Your question is legitimate and there's nothing wrong with trying to keep your car looking new. ....some folks donít care this much about their vehicles which is fine. However, I have no idea why they would feel the need to belittle you rather than offer assistance.
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:47 PM   #31
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Surprisingly nobody around here carries Wurth products so I ordered a can of silver wheel lacquer and a can of clear coat. Came out to about $37 total with shipping. I'll post pics of progress. Thanks for the help.
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:53 PM   #32
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nothing is worse than taking off your wheels to paint... and watching one of them roll down the street and fall on the edge of a curb. but i did a good job of covering the scratch with duplicolor paint/clear coat.

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Old 04-17-2006, 08:28 PM   #33
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so has anyone tried the wurth silver wheel paint? is it a match for the 02-04 WRX wheels?
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:25 AM   #34
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Everyone seems to only carry Duplicolor by me so I decided to play it safe and order the Wurth paint online. Oh yea, and just in case you're wondering why I brought this thread back after a couple of weeks, I scraped the craaaaaaaaap out of my rear wheel the other day. A guy in the opposite lane was over the line so to avoid him I got a little too close to the concrete median (construction zone) and ended up scraping my wheel horribly. I'm glad it's not too deep, it's a large surface area though. I'll have pics up in the morning. I have no luck with this car
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Old 04-18-2006, 02:57 AM   #35
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ouch.
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Old 04-18-2006, 03:54 AM   #36
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^^^^^^^that is nothing -you think thats bad check this out>>>>
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:37 AM   #37
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[captain obvious voice on] Son, looks like someone let the air out of your tires [\captain obvious voice off]
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:54 AM   #38
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Looks like Iron Mike took a bite out of it.
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Old 04-18-2006, 10:57 AM   #39
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wheels are like your car, they get scratched, it happens
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:03 AM   #40
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Nothing too deep at all, it's just crappy how the entire wheel is scuffed lol And I'm still aggrivated that no one carries Wurth and I now have to wait for it to arrive in the mail. I had a 4 day weekend and I planned on doing it then but not anymore. Oh well, I'll be sure to take pics during the process.


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Old 04-18-2006, 02:15 PM   #41
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so will I still need to use the bondo putty even if the scratches aren't deep and I sand it down?
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Old 04-18-2006, 04:57 PM   #42
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ever thought of slowing down and not trying to squeeze past other cars when there's not enough room?

just an idea...
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Old 04-18-2006, 05:04 PM   #43
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That sucks man.

Just another reason to take your time while on the road, I guess.
I agree, never curbed a wheel in my life *Knock on wood* I guess I'm probably due. If I wreck a wheel all the more reason to get new wheels.
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:35 PM   #44
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hmm yea I thought about it, didn't really care too much bout the idea so I figured "Hey, since I know there's not enough room I'll just squeeze through and scrape up my wheel". Thanks for the advice captain obvious, thank god you've never made a stupid decision in your life. We wouldn't have people to look up to.
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:40 PM   #45
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i would've just bought a new wheel instead of worrying about it...its nothing to loose sleep over, maybe if it was a $600 volk rim then maybe, but oem?
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:10 AM   #46
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someone cut me off i scuffed the edge of my bbs pretty good and wanted to scuff the persons face pretty good on that same curb lol...i was upset over the first scuff i came from driving a truck so i figured i wouldnt scuff my car rims i never take corners tight but then some ass cut out on front of me i had to swerve....my rim is the lesser of my concerns after this happened so be happy your rim is your only concern cuz id much rather have to repair or replace a rim than look at $6k in damage on my brand new 06 i havent even had for 3 full months
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:25 AM   #47
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that is definately repairable, as a matter of fact you can repair it yourself

link to DIY rim fix:

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/realwhda.html
That lazy mofo didn't even bother taking the rim off the car

I've painted many many wheels. I've learnt the easiest way is to wet sand with 220 grit, slip playing cards between wheel and tire, spray 2 good coats of primer, 2-3 good coats of paint, and if it's wheel paint, you don't even need clearcoat. I recommand duplicolor primer and wheel paint. I painted my 16 spoke legacy rims the other day in 5 hours total (from taking off to back on) very easy.

Oh, take the opportunity to change the color. Those rims look horrible in silver.
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Old 04-19-2006, 12:35 AM   #48
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lol Thanks for the advice eclone. I thought about that as well, perhaps a darker shade of gray, maybe even a gunmetal. I saw them in black and I think they look absolutely horrible all black IMO. What is the best way to wet sand though? I'm coming from owning and offroading SUV's worth $5k so scrapes and dents were just custom pinstriping and battlescars lol I appreciate all the info you're all giving. Keep it coming!

EDIT: Eclone, how many cans of paint did you use to coat all 4 wheels?

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Old 04-19-2006, 12:52 AM   #49
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You want to just break through the clearcoat and scuff the paint. I rip the sand paper to half the size of playing cards, fold in half, give it a scruff on the ground first so it's not so "fresh" and rough. Hose the rims and wet sandpaper and start scruffing (keep the hose around, gotta have plenty of water when sanding). You gotta clean the wheels before sand and paint. I like simple green (good for engine cleaning too) Angle the wheel (so all the water runs off from inside the lip) and air dry. Lay coats every 15mins. Do it on a hot sunny day, so the paint can be "baked"

EDIT: 2 cans of each, 3 cans of wheel paint if youre doing 3 coats

For best result, paint in a pattern (ie spokes first, center, outer rim and a light, almost dusting, the whole rim to smooth the paint out)

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Old 04-19-2006, 07:21 AM   #50
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you're the man! thanks for the help. I'll be sure to post pics! I'm glad someone said they had good results from duplicolor cuz it's cheaper and more abundant. Maybe I'll start today. I'm thinking of using their graphite color.
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