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slight chips (little ones) on rims ,from curb how to repair ?
slight chips (little ones) on rims from getting outta a mcdonalds drive tru (who woulda thought theres a island to the right ugh lol. Anyways , Anyone know how to repair it , it looks like its really small chips nothing major. Probably 2-3 mph scratch , it's only the rear left wheel on the top part , it can't be seen that easily , but still makes me angry everytime I see it , lol. I heard commercially repairing rims is illegal in the USA , so I think I'm going to just fill in the small chips with something and then paint it gun metal or something ?
What do you guys think ? Also any suggestions as for what to fill it in with ?
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Last edited by titaniumgrey; 12-02-2003 at 04:59 PM.
I've gotten scratches (not actual chips). I took it a reputable wheel shop and the guy gave me some good advice. He said he could do a half-*** job and cosmetically try to hide it. Or I should just wait longer until I really screw it up and then we would grind the scuffs out and repaint the whole wheel. I agreed with him and just let it be.. I've had my scratches forever and you don't see them in any of my pictures. It's an idividual call, do what you feel is right. Somebody posted a nice DIY on wheel scuffs, if I find the thread I'll put the link here.
"Checking at USA, Brazil and Spain laws, any extensive repair to alloy rims (aluminum or magnesium) is absolutely forbidden. There is no commercial place in those countries able to make such repair. I don't know elsewhere because we don't have presence.
The alloy rims are fused under heavy pressure in order to remove all possible gas bubbles that could fragment the wheel entirely at high speed and any repair can't assure such kind of warranty.
In the countries listed above, any accident involving a car with signs of repaired alloy wheel is considered a crime. "
don't know if it's true or not , but I don't know. It looks like the top part near the rubber is chiped/ scratched pretty badly if you run your finger on it , but besides that you can't really see it. I think I'm gonna get some aftermarket rims or maybe repair the current ones. Gonna visit mazda dealership this weekend , see what they say to do. Thanks for the help , if you find that thread about scratch repair on rims please post it.
My fornt left rim came with slight damage to the lip, the dealership offered to repair it at not cost seeing as though you can tell I didn't curb it due to no damage to tire. I never had it done and since I have noticed a few other chips o other rims. It almost seems like the powder coat is too soft.
Me? I'm just going to let it go until I need to get new tires then I'll buy new rims at that time. The stock rims are okay, but there are nicer. The marks aren't that noticeable anyway.