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GTQuentin
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Feb 10, 6:56pm - #396868 
Can you fix curbed rims?

Well yea i suck at parking infront of my house and have managed to nick my rims several times. As a quick fix I sanded the spot w/a lil sandpaper and then hand painted it. Now that my 17's are off Im thinking about sanding it down w/a sander and but here comes the problem. Im sure I can get it nice and smooth but the spot will be lower the rest of the lip. And i will need to 'rebuild' the rim back up. So any help would good.

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Feb 10, 7:28pm - #396869 
talk to the guys at hubcap heaven in cary north carolina. i'm not sure what their number is though, they'd be able to let you know.

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v3n0m
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Feb 10, 7:31pm - #396870 
The best thing to do would be to buy another wheel. But if you don't want to do that, you could just sand the whole lip to even it out and repaint it.

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Feb 10, 7:35pm - #396871 
Originally Posted by v3n0m
The best thing to do would be to buy another wheel. But if you don't want to do that, you could just sand the whole lip to even it out and repaint it.


Then I would be lipless. Are you saying there is like no way of fixing a curbed wheel. There gotta be, ive seen adds to fix bent wheels. and thats more serious than this.

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Feb 10, 7:41pm - #396872 
A bent is different...you just made the metal go in a different direction. They use hammers & special tools to bend it straight. A curb wheel is different 'cuz you took a chunk of the metal out. You can fix it, but it's gonna take a pro to do it and it's gonna cost alot, so that's why it's cheaper/faster to buy a new wheel. Call the manufacture of the wheel and see if they will fix it under warrenty. My wheels have a lifetime warrenty on curb damage. I just pay to ship them the wheel both ways and they'll fix it for free.

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Feb 10, 8:23pm - #396873 
Theres a place in MD called Ye Old Wheel shop...they do awsome work

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Feb 10, 8:51pm - #396874 
I would just stick with sanding and painting, anything other than that is going to cost ya.

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Feb 10, 11:54pm - #396875 
you can get it fixed... they'll make it look like new.

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Feb 10, 11:59pm - #396876 
i sanded and painted mine when my wheels where white, they were curb rashed, so i sanded everything down, primered it and repainted them gunmetal thumbsup

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Feb 14, 10:57pm - #396877 
yeah, i wouldnt use sand paper though,...use a nail filler/ however you spell it. its a metal object...urg... i cant rember what its called. but any ways. thats what i have done in the past... then paint... thumbsup

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Feb 14, 11:53pm - #396878 

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Feb 16, 6:53pm - #396879 


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