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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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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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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.
 

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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 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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Sorry to bring up an old thread, but I had the exact same thing happen to me as the OP.

If the damage isn't that bad, then I'd suggest just leaving it.
Is there a risk/danger of rusting on the OEM rims if you leave it?

I'm planning on getting summer rims and use the OEM strictly for winter. Having said that, I don't want to drive on rusty ass rims all winter long.
 

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I just fixed curb rash very similar to that. It was $40 down here. Just be glad you didin't have wheels that are powercoated and now need to be painted :)
 
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