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Old 09-24-2010, 05:18 PM   #1
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Thinking about Diy'ing my Curb Rash...?

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NEW! Got curb rash? This wheel putty from Europe let's you fill scraped or gouged alloy wheels yourself and save. The full kit includes files, sandpaper, wheel putty, silver* wheel paint, clear coat and more. * Silver paint matches BMW wheels best. For MINI and aftermarket wheels, compare color to BMW silver wheels before ordering. Not for Shadowchrome wheels.
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The Diy seems so simple....https://www.bavauto.com/newsletter/2...ter.pdf#page=1

Is it really that simple, or should I not waste my time and take it to the pro's?

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Old 09-24-2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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it actually is that simple. Try it out, i refinished all mines. Check out my diy:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...071&highlight=
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:23 PM   #3
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pics of before and after...

I can't wait to get home to do mine too!
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:26 PM   #4
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pics of before and after...

I can't wait to get home to do mine too!
Wow - that's quite a difference from just touching up dings in your wheels. If I didn't know better, I'd think that the process grew two more cylinders and changed the car's color, too...
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:34 PM   #5
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Wow - that's quite a difference from just touching up dings in your wheels. If I didn't know better, I'd think that the process grew two more cylinders and changed the car's color, too...

talk about rubbing one out...
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:36 PM   #6
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it actually is that simple. Try it out, i refinished all mines. Check out my diy:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...071&highlight=
Wow, that looks really good. However, the diy that I'm planning on doing doesn't require me to sand the whole wheel down. I'm only repairing/painting the damaged part. Hopefully it'll turn out well.
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Old 09-24-2010, 05:38 PM   #7
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How do you get curb rash? I know I just mean how do people make that mistake
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I got mine while driving through fricken snow... it is minor but I know it is there...
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The wheels exist in an extremely hostile environment. What comes out of the spray can't suvive that for long. For a lot of work, it will look good for a month or two. Then it might turn crap. The only real solution is refurbishment by stripping, powder coating, then baking.
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The wheels exist in an extremely hostile environment. What comes out of the spray can't suvive that for long. For a lot of work, it will look good for a month or two. Then it might turn crap. The only real solution is refurbishment by stripping, powder coating, then baking.
lmao, I love your responses!

I'll make sure to keep you updated on my wheel progress.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:22 PM   #11
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Old 10-08-2010, 04:48 PM   #12
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finally bought the damn kit, turned out to be 70 bucks w/ shipping and handling!
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post pics before and after if you can... I need to do this when I get back home
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Old 10-08-2010, 05:11 PM   #14
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post pics before and after if you can... I need to do this when I get back home
most def!

just to let you know I have a much stronger background that you. I'm taking clay modeling class(art), so even if you think you can do what I do, you can't.

























just kidding, lulz, lulz.
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Clay modeling? Do all you guys dream about that scene in "Ghost" where Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore share an intimate moment while she's molding clay on one of those kick wheel thingys?
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Kinda pricey imo. You can refinish your entire wheels with that much coin.

I'm planning on doing an entire refinish using alwaysbored's DIY. My curb rash isn't that bad, but theres a lot of uneven texture and baked on brake dust.
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Old 10-09-2010, 01:32 AM   #17
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Clay modeling? Do all you guys dream about that scene in "Ghost" where Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore share an intimate moment while she's molding clay on one of those kick wheel thingys?
lol, yes, I'm romantic, don't you have any class?
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yea u can buy all the stuff you need at a local advance auto for less than 50 bucks actually.
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starting on this project today! I'll keep you guys posted.
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Old 11-29-2010, 02:32 PM   #20
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meh, it didn't turn out as good as I hoped, but then again, I did lose my patience. I'm sure if I were to do it again it would of turned out much better. However, I'm still satisfied with my 1st attempt. From 5ft away, the rims looks perfectly normal. I will post pics when I can.
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