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Old 03-10-2015, 11:55 PM   #1
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Need help to fix a big scratch on my 2004 325ci

i scratched the part under the door on a curb and I was wondering how can I fix it? And is there any way to fix scratched chrome rims?
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Old 03-12-2015, 12:21 AM   #2
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Well on the basis that you are asking the question, I would suggest you take your car to a decent body repair shop. They can certainly fix the scratch under the door and may be able to help find a wheel refurbishment shop that can fix your rims. Neither are easy to do yourself and make a professional job of it without specialized knowledge or equipment.

Good luck!
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Old 03-12-2015, 05:46 AM   #3
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Not perfect, but in an area where it's not at all noticeable.

Refinishing chrome wheels is an expensive proposition. You might be better off finding a replacement.
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:18 PM   #4
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For paint scratch it really depends how did it is, but usually wet sanding and polishing would solve it. For chrome wheels, well no other way to repair it but to refurbish it.
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