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    Hi,

    after spending hundreds of my hard earned cash on some slick alloys, I go and park without really judging to discover that I've scraped the silver lip of my rims, grrr!

    Any ideas on how to restore this? I'm wondering metal lacquer from a general DIY place?

    Any suggestions will be heeded.

    Azy.

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    Here's a thread of when I did the alloys but if yours is a polished dish it might not be of any use.
    Alloy wheel kerbing repair

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    Hi Mate,
    You may have trouble getting an even finish if your trying to do a 'localised' repair and not a full refurb. Its the same issue Im trying to sort out on my E46 19" diamond cut M3's.

    Your gonna need laquer, I'd stock up on wet and dry paper also, basic process would be :
    Flat area down starting with 800 grit and move up to 1200 , 1500 and maybe even higher.
    Mask up wheel, leave a small area around the repair, your going to need to blend the laquer in, flat back, blend again, flat back etc.

    Im struggling to achieve the finish I want, but time is on my side and the wheels are off the car.

    Let us know how you get on if you try and tackle it yourself. Nothing to lose before shelling out for a refurb eh?

    Have you got dishes / lips or is it just the face ?
    If you have dishes / lips - check out Victims project thread - interesting sanding technique in use there ! jack rear of car up, spin wheels (not literally) and sand whilst the car is moving the wheels - obviously this does the whole circumfrence not the problem area alone
    Shiny Shiny Shiny!

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    I had a simalar problem with diamond cut M3 wheel, caught the lip on the curb causing a slight scuff.

    Got the worst of it out by using a finishing stone.
    Then used fine wet and dry being careful only to conentrate on the area affected.
    I then sprayed a couple of coats of clear laquer onto it. All done in under 30 minutes.

    Cannot tell the wheel was ever scuffed.

    Hope this helps

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    Thank you one and all.

    I've come across Wurth Silver Lacquer spray paint which apparently does the trick getting that on order. Ali B your process sounds top just need the time to do it, its the mirror lip thats got about 3 inches of scuff. Ouch.

    Cheers all.

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    @Andy8
    - Glad your pleased and achieved it, every search I did for these wheels ended up with the same reply : 'send them to lepsons'

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    Dont be afraid to post pics up when your done
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