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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...
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By UdubBadger on 07-22-2008, 09:57 PM
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anyone whos done this... pot aluminum putty???

i bought bondo glazing and spot putty... is this the same thing?

color doesn't matter cuz I'll be painting wheels black after repairing.

PLEASE HELP, I want to do this on Thursday cuz I'm moving next Tuesday and anticipating that I won't be able to get it done for a while after that.



edit: I saw the answer a few pages back, looks like it'll work.

but do I need clear coat cuz I'm doing FLAT black???
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By vngooi on 10-11-2009, 08:44 AM
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Hi Bro, unable to see the the pics of your repaired rim...cn re-post? or send links? thanks
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By bavarian19 on 10-20-2009, 06:16 AM
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what happened to the pics?
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By mathu.bala on 11-21-2009, 05:53 PM
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My family garage guy scratched rim today . could you re-upload the pictures? Thanks.
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By dzt on 12-07-2009, 01:18 PM
Please re-upload those pics!! thank you!!!
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By Vasil on 12-11-2009, 11:11 PM
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yes pleeeeeeeese!
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By Dackz on 12-28-2009, 02:41 PM
Yea, need to do my 230 rims this spring before they go back on the car! haha, get some pics up!
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By bmrcfreak on 02-24-2010, 06:38 PM
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Yes OP, please re-re-update pics!!

Thanks for the write-up too!
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By MVSandman on 03-17-2010, 01:23 PM
GREAT WORK! I have identical damage that I'd love to take a stab at myseld. How did you match the silver color so exactly? Did you have a color code for the wheel?
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By Nedim on 04-11-2010, 06:31 PM
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I am putting my first coat of paint and it seems more sparkly (lack of a better term) will this turn out better by the time I put more coats and apply clear coat? Thanks
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By discoboy1 on 06-05-2010, 05:43 PM
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Ok I ve got some VMR V710 in Hyper silver, what kind of paint should I use???
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By Maestro on 07-01-2010, 08:03 PM
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Well guys is looks like 1Z Einszett Silver has been discontinued in the US kind of like Wurth was back in 2006 and 2007, the only option now is the Wurth and it appears that retailers raise the price of it since 1Z is no longer available. No one seems to know why it was pulled.

I was not able to find the Dupli-color at any of the local stores
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By briguy21 on 07-04-2010, 10:21 AM
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Paint

Where did you by the paint at?
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By Maestro on 07-06-2010, 10:13 AM
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I finally bought the Wurth at Autogeek.net there are a number of other places that carry it as well right now.

What I found interesting is I stopped in probably 6 or 7 Pepboy, Auto zones and Advance Auto Parts who all claim to carry Dupli-color and every single one of them was sold out of Wheel Silver and could not tell me when it would be coming in. I called a few others and same story. Well Dupli-color website claims Wal-mart carries their paint, I think someone forgot to tell them Wal-mart now only carries Rust-oleum paints.

I ordered form autogeek last week and still have not gotten confirmation it was shipped, I think I need to call them and see what gives.

BTW, rust-oleum wheel silver is not a match it has too much and too large metal flack in it.
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By Maestro on 07-12-2010, 09:10 AM
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I can tell you the Wurth Wheel Silver is not a perfect match, it is close but you can still see a difference up close. Also, because it is lacquer paint and the fact the wheels are on one continuous surface, (i.e. flat) it is not easy to spray on the wheels and get nice smooth surface.

In my case I had scratches across a 1/3 of wheel so it was not a small patch job, so I had to paint a large section. Because of this the area between each spoke I got lots of over spray and cause the surface to be rough due to the lacquer drying so quickly. I ended up wet sanding with 1200 grit and then buffing out the paint before clear coating.
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  #81  
By WilliamX050 on 07-26-2010, 12:11 AM
Such a good DIY, but where did the pictures go????
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  #82  
By cxc511 on 09-24-2010, 01:55 PM
Can someone who used this DIY on a BMW OEM wheel please post a set of before and after pictures??
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  #83  
By r2edline on 05-21-2011, 03:47 PM
pictures still aren't working - can anyone fix them?
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By S1000RR on 05-21-2011, 07:52 PM
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Would love the pictures as well. Maybe the OP can send them to us?
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By Sarcanglk on 06-15-2011, 10:25 AM
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Great! thanks for the walkthrough. Got baddd curb rash after having the car for 1 week
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By 3me on 02-29-2012, 02:09 AM
Question: since I have an aluminum lip would I leave out the primer and alloy coating steps? could I just sand down the aluminum putty?
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By kiwi29 on 02-29-2012, 01:24 PM
Now how do I do this to a polished rim????
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