Go Back   Unofficial Honda FIT Forums > The Honda Fit and Jazz Forums > 2nd Generation (GE 08-13)
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

2nd Generation (GE 08-13) 2nd Generation specific talk and questions here.

Welcome to Fit Freak!
Welcome to Fit Freak,

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-13-2011, 12:34 AM
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 373
How to fix scratch/scraped alloy wheels

I turned the corner too sharply too close to the curb and my FIT Rear right allow rim was scape /scratched quite deeply exposing about 2 inches of bare aluminum at the edge. Luckily, my spokes are OK

I applied multiple layers of alloy waxing compound (used to polish alloy wheets) hopefully to minimize oxidation of the exposed aluminum.

Any ideas to prevent further oxidation of the affected area, short of buying a new alloy wheel?

Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Registered users do not see this ad.
Click here to register for free!
Old 07-13-2011, 08:06 AM
New Member
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Crewe, Cheshire, UK
Posts: 6
If the scratch isn't too deep just smooth it out with a bit of sandpaper and retouch the paint with a matching silver then apply a coat of clear laquer.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 08:32 AM
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rhode Island
Posts: 20
There are also companies that repair aluminum wheels. They can repair scrapes, bends, even some cracks! If you don't want to suffer that expense, I have seen some pretty good jobs done repairing wheels with body filler and paint. Obviously only do that for cosmetic problems, not anything structural.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 12:17 PM
kenchan's Avatar
Official Fit Blogger of FitFreak
iTrader: (4)
5 Year Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: OG Club
Posts: 12,871
you can clean the metal and clearcoat it (just use enamel clear coat, even your nail polish clear will work) or have it repaired at a wheel repair shop.
im not sure where you'd go in canada but in the US there are many wheel repair shops that can match factory paint.
2012 Fit Sport MT / 2009 Fit Sport AT - check out my blog here
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 05:28 PM
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Columbus OH
Posts: 454
If it's a silver painted factory wheel just sand the rough spots and use some bright silver touch up paint.

I got sideswiped in my '09 Fit and was able to make the wheel look decent with very little effort. Actually I don't think I even sanded it. Just cleaned off the tire smears from the other car.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 08:50 PM
roguenode's Avatar
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Boulder
Posts: 116
Here's a couple of DIY wheel repair links. They may be a bit more than you need to do, but probably worth a look.

Wheel Refurb - - Detailing World -
Refurbing & Spraying Alloy Wheels... - - Detailing World -
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 11:45 PM
iTrader: (0)
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posts: 373
Thanks to all for all your great ideas...great stuff!
Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2011, 11:45 PM
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Which OEM Wheel Locks? nbartlet 1st Generation (GD 01-08) 1 02-28-2009 02:50 PM
Karcher Alloy Wheel Brush joe bloggs Fit DIY: Repair & Maintenance 1 01-17-2009 02:57 AM
Will Alloy wheels give problems in Michigan? jenhonski General Fit Talk 6 10-11-2008 10:50 PM
Quick Question about 2008 Fit Sport alloy wheels CT Mom General Fit Talk 9 07-22-2008 12:04 PM
How to fix a nitrogen oxide problem? isabelaneric Other Car Related Discussions 2 06-29-2005 10:39 AM

alloy, aluminum, bright, economically, fix, honda, painted, repair, rim, scratch, scratched, silver, smooth, wheel, wheels

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:55 PM.

Contact Details