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I'm stupid, hit a curb, now I got rash. WHERE TO FIX?

yeah,
I was completely zoned out while making a right turn...and BOOM!
Rear right wheel hit the curb. I was dreading the park and observe, but to my surprise...not so bad.

There's a 3" scrape on the lip of the rim. Anyone know of a place in TO to fix this?

I searched and found out you can sand/fill/polish, or powdercoat (no thanks!), or replace (Anyone have a spare L-Tuned rim in silver?)

+REP for any help. Thanks!

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These guys... Precision Rim Repair in North York repairs damaged wheels.

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man! werent you the one complaining about dings? ahaha poor guy

hope u get that fixed buddy!

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Hey Happy..as I mentioned before ---> It's only a car bro! Don't stress!

Any wheel repair in the yellow pages will do it; as always, shop around!

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Take it to any tire place. I just got my rim back from the shop yesterday. It only cost me $150 to have a crack welded, ding fixed, and baseball sized dent removed, with full paint job.

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woooh.
That's some serious repair. $$$

I'm hoping repair of a little curb rash doesn't cost me that much.
I'll check those places out and see...THanks.

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yeah,
I searched and found out you can sand/fill/polish, or powdercoat (no thanks!)
Is this what you are talking about in DIY wheel fixing? Repairing Scratched Alloy Wheels & Rim Damage | How-to Guide

Looks like a job for Saturday or Sunday for a couple of hours as mentioned in the article.

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Hey, that stuff looks fantastic!

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DO not go to precision rim repair , rick is an idiot. He ground my OZ rims down so low to cover his poor welds that they are now destroyed and are no longer fixable.

I'm not that guy ............

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eee,
now I"m thinking DIY.

were your rims bent or seriously damaged?
Mines only a scrape along the outer rim. Actually, it looks exactly like:


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DIY might not be so bad. A lot of times curb rash is more in the driver's head than anything else. For example... unless they are really bad... a lot of rashes can't even be seen sometimes unless you get up close and look at them.

If you D-I-Y... just make sure you do it right. A girl at my work painted her rims herself... and they looked really ghetto. The paint she chose was so flat.
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I called Precision rims...they don't do spot fixes like th DIY article. Instead they only refinish entire wheels.

Prices start at $124/rim

Seems like overkill to me to refinish an entire rim. I'd be happy with the spot fix, if it's gonna look anything like the DIY.

and I agree Crester...it IS in my head. Really, you can't even tell until you're up close. I had trouble finding it when I first looked at it. BUT I KNOW IT"S THERE! hmmm, to DIY or not to.

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If its a chorme lip, just polish it...i did one of mine, and they were scratch the fuck up...came out pretty good.

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If its a chorme lip, just polish it...i did one of mine, and they were scratch the fuck up...came out pretty good.
I scratched one of my rims. Maybe you should do mine.

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If you do decide to refinish your wheel, I'd recommend refinishing two and using both of those on the same side of your car. You risk the wheel being slightly off-colour if you only do one.

If the damage isn't that bad, then I'd suggest just leaving it.

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