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      11-05-2007, 11:25 AM   #1
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DIY rim repair

I've been looking for an old link to a good DIY rim repair, finally found it in my bookmarks. I did a search and didn't see this posted anywhere here. This guy did a really good job, might be worthy of a sticky if someone wants to take the time to copy and paste the whole thing into a post here.

http://www.audiworld.com/tech/ext43.shtml

It's a porsche wheel, but the same technique works for anything. You would just need to know the color paint you need.
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mate, good post!
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Excellent!! Thanks.
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I'd worry about getting a streaky paint job -- he used spray paint and it is tough to get an even coat for something that is not laying flat. Especially something with so many contours as the wheel.

I wish I felt comfortable doing it because I've got those curb scrapes.
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      11-09-2007, 07:36 PM   #5
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I'd worry about getting a streaky paint job -- he used spray paint and it is tough to get an even coat for something that is not laying flat. Especially something with so many contours as the wheel.

I wish I felt comfortable doing it because I've got those curb scrapes.
You can do it! Several of us followed that exact procedure with our 162s. On my wheels, I had one bad curb rash and one minor curb rash. I'm not the greatest DIY-er in the world, and you cannot tell where the wheels were repaired -- at least not by eye. By feel, I can tell (the clear coat on the repaired ones is not as smooth).

Frankly, it takes a long time to do, since you are waiting for each layer of paint to dry, and it's kind of a PITA. In hindsight, if I could just get them fixed for like $100 ea., I'd rather just shell out the money. But it was sort of fun to fix them myself.
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anyone done this in LA area with some left over materials? PM me.
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This was done by a member here back in 2006

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showth...ht=curb+wheels
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