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Curb Rash

Old 03-10-2019, 07:47 PM
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Curb Rash

As the title suggests, I have a case of curb rash. Its small so I don't feel too bad. I was wondering if there is a way to polish this out. I was thinking really fine sand paper. Does anyone have experience with this? What did you do?
Old 03-12-2019, 08:40 AM
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Food for thought, and pontification:

I have no experience in fixing this sort of thing, just let it be; especially on those dark chrome rims.
I suppose you could look to smoothing it down with a series of increasing grade of file until the furl is gone and plastidip the whole rim.
I'm almost certain someone will suggest a rim repair practice that specializes in this sort of thing: i imagine those services cost on par with the price of a new rim on the fit however.
Old 03-12-2019, 11:46 AM
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Old 03-12-2019, 05:37 PM
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Update. I went to a wheel repair place and they quoted $100 to buff it out with a grinder....I think a Dremel tool. I decided to use 180 sand paper and a light touch. It looks pretty good and I saved $95! I will post a photo later. Not perfect but I can live with it. The rim is perfectly straight so I don't want to replace it. Maybe a little more sanding can take out the pitting. Its $100 to repair or $100 for a used rim. So I will just suck it up and live with my mistake.

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Old 04-21-2019, 06:51 PM
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Wet sand 3m 600, 800, 1200, buff with Scratch Out = no curb rash
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