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Old 03-03-2008, 11:51 PM   #1
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I scratched my rim today on a cirb! not bad but bad enough for me to take notice...does anyone have any easy fix to this? any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!
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Re: Curbed Rim

if its a painted rim it can be fixed, otherwise buy a new one and next time buy wider tires so they will protect the rim.
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Just do like I do, avoid curbs like the plague. You won't find my car within 20 ft of a curb if you help me.
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Thats why I'm running 275/40/17 on my 8" rims maybe you can find a shop like this in your area
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Old 03-04-2008, 11:34 AM   #5
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ya I feel like an idiot! I always look out for that stuff and the one time I don't it bites me! The rim is just the stock rims that come with the 06 GT, I will be replacing them eventually but in the mean time I want to keep them nice. I did see online about sanding and polishing the area. I think it is actually refered to as "curb rash".
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Re: Curbed Rim

i park next to curbs I just am careful~ and my tires protect my rims
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ya, when I get my new rims "eventually" I will be hitting you guys up on the best tires to get for protection.
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I scratched my rim today on a cirb! not bad but bad enough for me to take notice...does anyone have any easy fix to this? any help would be appreciated. Thanks!!
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Old 03-05-2008, 04:26 PM   #9
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so I found a fix! ( = Remember I said it wasn't bad but bad enough for me to notice. I used some fine wet dry sandpaper, sanded down on the curb rash area. Once I was happy with what I was able to sand out, I applied Mothers mag & aluminum polish Turned out awesome! very happy with the results!

Dont know how well it would work on a really bad curb rash, but cheaper then a new rim!
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Old 03-05-2008, 06:20 PM   #10
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since mine wasn't that bad, I tried this on my wife's car wasn't that hard to find a real bad one.

Let me know what you think!
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You let her drive a Mercedes on Hankooks and run into curbs?
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you tell her... avoiding an argument is much cheaper!
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if she cant manage to not hit curbs she needs to downgrade to something that it doesnt matter on.
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that one has been there for awhile. in her defense I did get on her when I saw it a while back sense I'm the one that washes it. I haven't seen any sense.

If it was a regular occurence I would be thinking yugo!
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rim looks good

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Theres a place in jax that repairs wheels. They do a great job I had 2 of mine done from a wreck I was in.
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you tell her... avoiding an argument is much cheaper!
That's ok, I know of a certain Red mustang with the same problem....
But sh..I didn't say that.

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I appreciate all the feed back, thanks for all your help!
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Re: Curbed Rim

I realize this thread is a bit old but I just now had the time to read it. I'm curious if the amount of curb rash is so bad that you would have to get your wheels balanced after sanding down the bad spots. Wouldn't just a gram or so throw off the balance?
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