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Home Curb-Rash Repair


Courtesy of Nasa Racer Pete (used with his permission) - posted by Loren Well, there I was...backing into a parking space against a curb and I was in a hurry and I heard it...SCRAPE! One fraction of a second...barely moving. Got out and looked at the rim...OOOOOOWWWWW! Well, no need to fear...I've done this enough times to have a easy way to do home repairs with a few simple items. Note that this ONLY covers light scuffs, this isn't meant to be used to repair a DAMAGED wheel or one where the

 

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This is GREAT!! BUT wouldn't it be a lot less risk to remove the wheel for the repair job?? Very easy to jack it and remove it !

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Heh, yes, that question has been asked in the past. Obviously it would be easier to do the wheels off the car. In this case I didn't have a torque wrench handy so masked the car. Same warning applies though. If you spray this paint in one corner of the garage, it's going to be all over EVERYTHING in your garage...the metal flake travels amazingly far and will affix permanently to anything within range.

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Being the skilled driver that I am, I put a nice 5-8" smiley on my rear rim tonight.

Is there any way to derive the information off the pictures?

It says Wurth, I got that, but what about the specific product so I can get it off their site and start my repairs?

The tutorial matches the paint nearly perfect and his rims are the exact same as mine. Or at least they appear to be the same, CIII rims.

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I have a set of Sport Designs on my 2001 C2. These are 2-piece wheels with the outer section natural polished aluminum that is clear-coated. When I purchased the car, the rears had been repaired as the outer portion of the wheel was now painted aluminum color that matched the center section. Now I have put a scuff on one of the wheels and would like to make the repair.

I have two questions. First, does anyone have experience taking the 2-piece wheel apart for refinishing? Second, does anyone know of a paint that will closely match the natural aluminum finish?

Thanks in advance,

Randy

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I have exactly the same issue, how to remove the clear coat and repair this wheel?

I have a set of Sport Designs on my 2001 C2. These are 2-piece wheels with the outer section natural polished aluminum that is clear-coated. When I purchased the car, the rears had been repaired as the outer portion of the wheel was now painted aluminum color that matched the center section. Now I have put a scuff on one of the wheels and would like to make the repair.

I have two questions. First, does anyone have experience taking the 2-piece wheel apart for refinishing? Second, does anyone know of a paint that will closely match the natural aluminum finish?

Thanks in advance,

Randy

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I have exactly the same issue, how to remove the clear coat and repair this wheel?

I have a set of Sport Designs on my 2001 C2. These are 2-piece wheels with the outer section natural polished aluminum that is clear-coated. When I purchased the car, the rears had been repaired as the outer portion of the wheel was now painted aluminum color that matched the center section. Now I have put a scuff on one of the wheels and would like to make the repair.

I have two questions. First, does anyone have experience taking the 2-piece wheel apart for refinishing? Second, does anyone know of a paint that will closely match the natural aluminum finish?

Thanks in advance,

Randy

The two pc. Sport Design wheels are manufactured in what is called "Diamond-Cut" finish. This is cut by machine (cost: $60,000)..... The best way to replicate on your own is to take the wheel down (apart) and strip the entire lip. After this, give it a polish then follow-up with a brush finish which can be made with a harsh pad or harsh foam or steel fiber etc. Once this is complete you'll need to clean the surface and clear. This is one way to do it.... Or you can take down the set of four and just polish and clear which IMO looks much better anyhow....

Attached is a set I did..... Polished the outers and gloss black on the centers.

-Eli

Wheels-1.gif

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