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Paul330d
08-03-2006
EDIT: Nov. 19, 2007 - pictures re-uploaded

This post is designed to complement the already excellent post on repairing curb rash on a Porsche wheel...
  #22  
By silvere90 on 03-20-2007, 12:43 AM
damn, Master!! I dont even know curb rash is fixable!
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By Snowman811 on 03-20-2007, 01:47 PM
That's awesome. I really did a number on my rims the other day and will be doing this shortly.

FYI - when parking, a good idea is to always straighten your wheel. That way, when reversing out of a spot, you don't accidentally grind your turned wheel against a side curb. This keeps you from yelling "F*CKING*G*DD*MNSH*T*A**H*LE*MOTHERF*CKR HOW THE HELL CAN I BE SO STUPID JUST SHOOT ME NOW!!!!" at the top of your lungs while pounding the wheel with your forehead and repeatedly punching yourself in the leg.

So, thanks for the write up. Now if I could only find an anger mgmnt DIY post... hehe
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By Adham on 03-21-2007, 01:24 PM
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That's awesome. I really did a number on my rims the other day and will be doing this shortly.

FYI - when parking, a good idea is to always straighten your wheel. That way, when reversing out of a spot, you don't accidentally grind your turned wheel against a side curb. This keeps you from yelling "F*CKING*G*DD*MNSH*T*A**H*LE*MOTHERF*CKR HOW THE HELL CAN I BE SO STUPID JUST SHOOT ME NOW!!!!" at the top of your lungs while pounding the wheel with your forehead and repeatedly punching yourself in the leg.

So, thanks for the write up. Now if I could only find an anger mgmnt DIY post... hehe

Haha did it last night. i think i quoted that word for word.
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By Greeney on 03-21-2007, 03:13 PM
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That's awesome. I really did a number on my rims the other day and will be doing this shortly.

FYI - when parking, a good idea is to always straighten your wheel. That way, when reversing out of a spot, you don't accidentally grind your turned wheel against a side curb. This keeps you from yelling "F*CKING*G*DD*MNSH*T*A**H*LE*MOTHERF*CKR HOW THE HELL CAN I BE SO STUPID JUST SHOOT ME NOW!!!!" at the top of your lungs while pounding the wheel with your forehead and repeatedly punching yourself in the leg.

So, thanks for the write up. Now if I could only find an anger mgmnt DIY post... hehe
And after my curbrash, thats exactly what I did
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By cgnahc on 03-21-2007, 03:49 PM
I think this is one of the best DIY, because almost everyone will have some sort of damage to their rims. Where do you get the Al putty?
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  #27  
By E90330iS on 03-21-2007, 07:29 PM
Wow excellent job OP!
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  #28  
By SpecC on 03-21-2007, 07:30 PM
nice! i'm gonna be using this soon on two of my wheels
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  #29  
By SteveMD on 03-21-2007, 07:46 PM
I've had to do this twice. One scuff was my wife but I did the other backing into a primo parking spot.

I used red bondo putty. It dries super quick and is cheap. I used Wurth paint and clearcoat.
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By Analog on 03-21-2007, 09:41 PM
Hi guys:
What brand of silver paint do you guys use?
I live in North Cal and I can't find the brands mentioned on this forum earlier.
I am having hard time matching the silver color now
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By montreal_bimmer on 03-21-2007, 09:51 PM
excellent DIY.... i never thought it would be possible to fix ur own curb rash

one of the best DIY's ive ever seen
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  #32  
By jbake on 03-21-2007, 09:58 PM
great DIY...im glad i never have to parallel park where i live...
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  #33  
By Analog on 03-22-2007, 03:08 AM
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Hi guys:
What brand of silver paint do you guys use?
I live in North Cal and I can't find the brands mentioned on this forum earlier.
I am having hard time matching the silver color now
anyone?
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By Tykes22 on 03-22-2007, 08:10 AM
Just finished doing my 162 last week. Followed Paul's diy above and couldn't be happier.Thanks. My first diy and turned out just like brand new.

Analog, use 1Z silber or Wurth German Alloy Silver as suggested. The 1Z silber is a closer match. Both are not available in Geneva shops so I settled with BMW silver wheel paint. Should be available in your dealer. gluck.
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  #35  
By Paul330d on 03-22-2007, 12:34 PM
Glad to be of help. TBH, I was amazed how easy it was - I'm not what you'd call a DIY nut, but I thought I might as well have a go before shelling out a fortune to let the 'experts' do it for me. I found all the putty & paints at my local car accessories store.
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  #36  
By longtran on 03-22-2007, 05:06 PM
wow, thats awesome. i missed this thread, it was last year.

minipuck, do you see this??/
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By Paul330d on 03-23-2007, 07:00 AM
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wow, thats awesome.
I am not worthy of your praise, oh mighty ModGod
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By Maestro on 03-23-2007, 12:35 PM
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Thanks for the step by step, I did in two of my wheels and waiting for the weather to clear up to fix them.

I think others asked where did you get the paint color, I am not familar with the brand you used and silver is one of those tricky colors to match correctly. I think adding the brand and part number of the paint will help everyone.

A little added advice, generally speaking aluminum usually required a special primer, you can not use primer made for steel. Aluminum primers are also hard to find. This may not be much of an issue if you do not sand off too much factory primer and paint. The less you remove the better off.
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By Paul330d on 03-23-2007, 02:18 PM
I'm in France, so adding local product references would not be especially useful to most members. All BMW, VAG & Mercedes OEM wheels are made by the same manufacturer and therefore use the same paint. This is sold as 'German alloy wheel paint' here, but I don't know if it's available in other countries, sorry.
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By permesso on 05-01-2007, 05:35 PM
Try this which can be found locally in many places --

Duplicolor Wheel Paint (silver)

I got it at Pepboys and it looks like a very close match. I was waiting on Wurth paint but was told it still wasn't going to be available until July so I decide to try this and if it was horrible I would redo later. Fortunately, it was near perfect IMO. I think Griot's garage wheel paint is very close too.

Did mine last week. I would suggest that final 4th coat of paint then wait a while and do several light coats of clear. While most would view my final product as near perfect, I can see a slight line at the edge of primer (which I hard masked). It looked fine after painting (even in bright sunlight) but I now notice the line. Either I didn't sand well enough after primer or I did clearcoat too quickly and lifted the paint a bit. Like I said, I am probably the only one that would notice though!

Hope this helps.
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  #41  
By Paul330d on 05-09-2007, 06:27 AM
Thanks for the information re. paint reference. I'm sure this will be of use to a lot of members.
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  #42  
By Alan(iX) on 05-11-2007, 07:45 AM
I just ordered silver and clear paint from properautocare.com

http://classic-motoring.stores.yahoo...usilasppa.html
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By 3er BMW on 05-21-2007, 12:02 PM
DIY - wheel paint

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Thanks for the information re. paint reference. I'm sure this will be of use to a lot of members.
BMW silver wheel spray part no. 51911900344 -

at least around here.
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