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Old 04-08-2015, 09:55 PM   #1
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Sand curb rash + Plastidip?

I got 3 wheels with curb rash and it's been bothering me every time I look at the car. Wheel refinishing seems to be expensive and my 19in GT wheels have curved lines in the silver paint that would be impossible for me replicate. I know what is commonly done is that curb rash is sanded, maybe add some bondo and sand again to even surface, then finally paint. My problem is I will not be able to match the silver paint so I have been considering plasti dipping them entirely.

Either I just sand the curb rash and leave it bare silver, or all dip. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Black dip compared to one with a coat of glossifier.


Aluminium dip with glossifier.
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I just plasti dipped my curb rash without sanding and I can't tell it was ever there unless I'm about two inches from the wheel. Honestly forget which wheel it even was. If it doesn't work for you just peel it off
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I have the same problem and I plasti dipped my rims black with silver metalizer and then the clear coat over it. They came out kind of like a gunmetal gray. You can barely notice the rash and there was a LOT of curb rash
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They look good, I didn't like plastidip because of the flat black look it has, but some Metalizer or glossifier should fix that. Black would probably look better on these wheels than aluminum, thanks for pics and help
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I have never used plasti dip but like the way your wheels look. Do you have to remove the tires from the rim or the wheels from the car to plasti dip the rims? Or can you mask off the area and spray?
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These were my spare set of wheels and tires so they were already off the car when I sprayed them. I used index cards around the wheel lip to protect the tires from getting spray on them. The dip will come off anyways even if it gets on the tire but I wanted to spare myself a little time decided to cover them.


When I sprayed my rims with Plasti dip they just came out with the metalizer. Since then they have added WAY more products to make your wheels stand out. I plan on spraying my wheels with a gunmetal pearl and put some clear gloss over it.
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It's sad to see so many people hitting curbs. I've never understood that.


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It's sad to see so many people hitting curbs. I've never understood that.


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Really late reply, but I bought the wheels off craigslist for cheap with 3 already lightly curbed. And guess what I just did? Curbed the 4th going to my banks drive through ATM thats barely wide enough for a smart car
Oh well, sanding and dipping is probably how I'm going to go until I can get an all new set of wheels.
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Sand it smooth fill with bondo and re sand then when it's perfect. Plastidip it or sand the whole wheel and paint it the right way .


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I avoid drive throughs and all tight spots where I might check a curb. My wife thinks I'm picky. It happens but I do everything I can to not let it happen. I always try to not park next to curbs as well.
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