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Old 07-11-2015, 04:37 AM   #26
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How does one actually hit a curb anyway? I've been driving for 18 years, and I have still never seen a curb jump in front me.
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:02 PM   #27
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How does one actually hit a curb anyway? I've been driving for 18 years, and I have still never seen a curb jump in front me.
Do you parallel park every day? Then you probably won't have a problem.

Do you parallel park once a year? Guaranteed you're hitting that curb, and taking 15 minutes to park, and holding up traffic, and....
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Old 07-13-2015, 11:14 PM   #28
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I made the mistake of buying snow tires without a rim protector built into the tire. With the heavy winters and terrible roads we get up here, my wheels look like I went off roading with no air in my tires. Not that I care though, I use the stock wheels for my winter setup.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:55 PM   #29
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if anyone has serious curb rash and want it looking like original i can recommend a guy in socal (orange county). about 30 bucks per wheel, but he makes it look like it's never been damaged
Wouldb you please give me this guy's info? I scraped my 15 wrx wheel and really like to get it fixed. Thank you.
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:17 PM   #30
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I had the same problem - my wife brushed a curb

I used these people http://www.quiktouch.com/ , I just filled in my car & year info, and said I wanted the gray wheel paint.

About two weeks later I got this for $10:



800 grit wet/dry sandpaper:


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Not bad, you can see it if you look for it, but not real easy. Ultimately I may wet sand and clear coat it, but it did a good job for touch up paint with a brush.
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Old 09-27-2015, 09:33 PM   #31
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The body shop at the BMW dealership here charges $75 for fixing curbed wheels. Pretty good deal
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Old 10-01-2015, 01:22 AM   #32
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I had the same problem - my wife brushed a curb

I used these people http://www.quiktouch.com/ , I just filled in my car & year info, and said I wanted the gray wheel paint.

About two weeks later I got this for $10:



800 grit wet/dry sandpaper:


Finished product:


Not bad, you can see it if you look for it, but not real easy. Ultimately I may wet sand and clear coat it, but it did a good job for touch up paint with a brush.
doesn't look too bad, but then again your pics are potato quality...
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Old 10-01-2015, 04:42 AM   #33
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How does one actually hit a curb anyway? I've been driving for 18 years, and I have still never seen a curb jump in front me.
women, god bless them.
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Old 10-02-2015, 08:50 PM   #34
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better off investing in a better quality set of wheels
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Old 11-01-2015, 12:35 PM   #35
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if anyone has serious curb rash and want it looking like original i can recommend a guy in socal (orange county). about 30 bucks per wheel, but he makes it look like it's never been damaged
Hi,
I'm from Orange county and I need to get mine repaired. Would you mind sharing the referral please?
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Old 11-01-2015, 03:04 PM   #36
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You can definitely make them look brand new again if you sand really steadily and across a wide area around the scrapes. ChrisFix has an awesome video about it.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:13 PM   #37
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W9jn90VEAY

Unfortunately, I have no idea how to match paint! I have the same rimsand similar scatches!!
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Old 06-26-2016, 02:28 PM   #38
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Any hints on what paint to use?
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Old 06-26-2016, 04:09 PM   #39
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Toyota magnetic gray is pretty close.
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Old 09-04-2016, 05:24 PM   #40
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Toyota magnetic gray is pretty close.
I am going to give that a shot. I ordered a touch up pen for Magnetic Gray and also ordered the Quik Touch paint for Subaru wheels, I'll see which looks closer.

I didn't get curb rash but thanks to the Indiana's crumbling roads I somehow managed to get a sizeable chip taken out of my wheel. I figure either color will be less noticeable than a big white/silver spot.

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Old 09-04-2016, 07:31 PM   #41
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I went off roading a couple of weeks ago and scratched one of the OEM 18".... used bondo plastic metal and dupli-color Gun metallic.... made it less bad, but not quite a color match.

The color in the cap looks a great match, but once applied the G Metallic is a bit of a lighter grey than the wheels...

I want to dip them in gloss gold or bronze anyways before winter... but I'll do it once i mount the winter rubber.
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Old 09-10-2016, 04:25 PM   #42
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Toyota Magnetic Gray is a little on the dark side, still looks better than before.

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Old 09-11-2016, 08:47 AM   #43
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I have a sport limited with 17 graphite wheels- I had an area I touched up two or three times and couldn't get it to look right with spray (overspray). I also used the dupicolor graphite wheel paint- best option was to sand it- then use a model paintbrush- this helped to fill imperfection. Then go back and hit it with clear coat spray can. This was much quicker and cleaner.

Just spray paint onto a piece of paper- swipe model brush size that fits your scratch- I bought a kit with like 5 brushes. Easy touchup- I did it a couple of times to build up the area- then sprayed clear. For deeper rash use some bondo to fill and sand- I have done this on mazdaspeed wheels and work good for short term. Finding a good wheel repair place helps but my mazdaspeed wheels never completely matched- hard of others to notice but I always noticed.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:10 PM   #44
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Lol. I keep my car very clean and shiny, but consider wheels and tires sort of a wear item. Mine look sort of like chainsaw teeth, but will be going on the winter tires anyway and get chewed up more.
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Old 11-05-2016, 05:16 PM   #45
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I had the same problem - my wife brushed a curb

I used these people http://www.quiktouch.com/ , I just filled in my car & year info, and said I wanted the gray wheel paint.

About two weeks later I got this for $10:



800 grit wet/dry sandpaper:


Finished product:


Not bad, you can see it if you look for it, but not real easy. Ultimately I may wet sand and clear coat it, but it did a good job for touch up paint with a brush.
I got the paint today in the mail, but it looks darker than my gunmatel rims,
2013 wrx
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Old 12-03-2022, 09:19 AM   #46
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I hate to have to revive this thread....had an issue with a school bus that ran a stop sign.

Is this the paint that I need?

https://www.amazon.com/SUBARU-J361SF...s%2C155&sr=8-5
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