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Old 04-19-2006, 07:53 AM   #51
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I'm considering getting my wheels powdercoated, and I have a scruff like this on one wheel. I'm wondering is if that DIY repair would stand up to the mediablasting / powdercoating process? Would a professional wheel repair stand up to it?
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:40 AM   #52
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^^^
The wheel shop will take care of that.

Don - don't forget to bondo/spot putty the scrape. You'll need to wet sand with high grit since bondo is soft. That can be done after scruffing is done, so you don't oversand the repaired area.
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Old 04-19-2006, 06:11 PM   #53
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so basically, I use a heavy grit to scuff it up a little and make it somewhat even, then bondo it and lightly sand the bondo til it looks perfect. Paint and coat then you're done.

How long will it take on average to do this repair/paint? I'd like to fix this wheel then actually repaint all of them a graphite color. I'm guessing a few hours to let everything dry.
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Old 04-20-2006, 04:39 PM   #54
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Started the project today but my paint won't be delivered until tomorrow so I'm taking care of the sanding and filling and getting it ready to be primed and painted tomorrow. I'll post pics as it comes along.
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Old 05-02-2006, 03:01 PM   #55
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Ok so here are the pics I promised. Sorry it took so long due to preparing for final exams, my birthday celebrations, and also waiting for the rain/wind to calm down. I'm going to give it one more coat of paint and then I'll clear coat it as soon as the weather improves. Let me know what you think.

I printed out a copy of the write up on how to do this and I followed it EXACTLY! Read the entire write up before starting this project.

These are the BEFORE shots of the original damage...




And this is the AFTER shot...

You can still see where I had it taped off. I will do some very light sanding and clear coating once the weather improves.

I will post a write up shortly since I slightly changed my method of doing the repair but the write ups provided were a huuuuge help and I probably couldn't have done it without them. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 05-02-2006, 05:19 PM   #56
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you might consider painting the center of the wheel, rather than having abrupt transitions like you do with the paint now. Nice job smoothing everything out - looks great!
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Old 05-02-2006, 08:42 PM   #57
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you might consider painting the center of the wheel, rather than having abrupt transitions like you do with the paint now.
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Otherwise the repair/painted area does looks great!
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Old 05-03-2006, 06:40 AM   #58
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well it is still going to get one more coat and then a clear coat. After that I will use 1000 grit to feather it in. Looking at the write up, it specifically says to only paint the repair and not the whole wheel but we'll see. If the clear coat doesn't make a big difference then I'll just get out the paint thinner and then sand it off and repaint the entire wheel.
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Old 05-03-2006, 07:17 AM   #59
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In general, when you put down the clearcoat it makes the color coat look darker than the color coat alone - so it will likely make the transition more distinct. One thing which helps make the transition more smooth is to blend it a bit - hard to do on something so small, but the general idea would be to not mask off the area with tape (that leaves a hard transition) too close to the repair.
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Old 05-04-2006, 02:59 PM   #60
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I'm going to to a final coat today without taping off the center of the wheels. Then I'll clear coat it tomorrow. I'll post more pics in a separate write-up. Thanks again for all of your help and input.
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:51 AM   #61
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link to DIY rim fix:

http://www.autopia-carcare.com/realwhda.html

Glad I seen this post before. Did this on my right rear wheel, my jdm white 18" Work Emotion CR Kai's. This isn't a pic of the damage, just what wheels they are.


Pulled into the Olive Garden driveway and took the first initial turn a little sharp. Heard and felt the nice grind sensation, then thought of the worst damage but once I inspected it after parking it wasn't too bad. After initially calming down by walking a block or two and smoking a couple cancer sticks . I finally walked in after my wife and sat down for dinner. I ate already so I just had coffee. Yeah all I could think about was to get home and start preping this wheel. Plus knowing at 10pm no Kragen auto parts or Autozones where open to buy the materials. Besides I didn't know everything I had to buy, but I remembered I had 150, 220, and some other fine grit wet sanding paper in the garage . So I'll either order the materials online or go to my local auto body and paint supply store later on this week. I'll post updates. I'll have to contact Work wheels to see what suggestions they have on paint to match the jdm white powder coating.
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Old 05-23-2006, 02:54 AM   #62
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that really sucks...let us know how everything turns out
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Old 06-21-2006, 01:44 PM   #63
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Sorry to tell you this...you'll prob see alot worse someday

I just hit a curb going sideways, nothing happened to the car, cept the wheels. Hlaf of both the front and back gold bbs wheels have a rash a lot worse then that. Dont feel so bad
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Old 06-21-2006, 02:02 PM   #64
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Scratching a wheel is post-worthy....holy crap! Grow up...send pics when you get in a wreck or something!
someone wasnt hugged enough when they were little... and you're telling him to grow up.
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