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      06-08-2012, 12:09 PM   #1
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fixing curb rash on polished lips?

What is the techique used to fix curb rash on wheels that have a polished lip?

Not looking to take them to a professional, and don't even need them fixed "100%" ... just want to make it not as bad, not "brand new" looking...

sandpaper? ... then how would one get the "polished" look back?

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Depending on how bad it is, I'd use a metal file. If you use sandpaper, depending on the grit, you'll be sitting there all night sanding it down.

File it down as smooth as possible, move up to a finer file once you've got it smooth enough. Follow it up with sand paper and polish it up with wheel polish. - Buff it till it shines I normally use this product:

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Youre goona need to apply another coat of clear over after all the polishing. It will oxidize being its alum.
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