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raffles999
06-30-2012, 07:44 AM
I was stupid enough to graze the wheels of my 750i on a hi kerb recently resulting in blemishes on both wheels. I have sanded the areas down relatively smooth. Has anyone successfully covered such marks and if so please advise on paint used, do I need an undercoat to cover raw aluminum etc....I appreciate any feedback. What a klutz I am!

1bad540
06-30-2012, 08:41 AM
a decent tire shop should be able to refinish the wheels pretty cheap, I just had some rash fixed on my x5 for about 50.00 and came out perfect.

MOPAULY
06-30-2012, 10:19 AM
kerb? you mean curb?

Suri [TBR]
06-30-2012, 11:23 AM
kerb? you mean curb?

+1

:rofl: :rofl: I wasn't aware that the spelling changed

Rookie2008
06-30-2012, 01:24 PM
kerb? you mean curb?

I am sorry but I couldn't help my self when I seen that!:rofl::rofl:

csmeance
06-30-2012, 02:47 PM
I was stupid enough to graze the wheels of my 750i on a hi kerb recently resulting in blemishes on both wheels. I have sanded the areas down relatively smooth. Has anyone successfully covered such marks and if so please advise on paint used, do I need an undercoat to cover raw aluminum etc....I appreciate any feedback. What a klutz I am!

I'd have a professional do it to ensure that the color matches properly, but I've heard good things about WURTH wheel paint

Db750
06-30-2012, 03:11 PM
Kerb is an alternative spelling of the word curb typically used in the UK where Raffles is from.

Raffles, I would have it professionally painted. Google an "Alloy Wheel Repair" in your area.

rkruz
06-30-2012, 05:39 PM
not a direct answer but for info...

I have the same problem, pretty deep rim scrapage on all 4 rims.
There are a few wheel shops around that repair and refinish for $125 ea.
The BMW dealer is $150ea. Im sure the dealer just has one of those same shops do it.
BMW dealer says they are repaired to factory specification.
Its a one day repair and car can be taken home at the end of the day at least per dealer.
Other shops said it would take 2 days.
I read on this forum of a mobile shop that does it for $100 ea. I called them but they never called me back.

1bad540
06-30-2012, 08:04 PM
The mobile guys are garbage, to be done right the tire needs to come off the rim and the wheel needs to be baked in an oven. I have had a few repaired In Ny I have a great place.

raffles999
07-01-2012, 06:47 AM
Thanks for all the feedback, yes i used the UK version of spelling. We use curb (to restrain) something I should have practised before hitting the damn kerb. I did see a mobile repairer being used on "Wheeler Dealers" brit show, they were happy but I imagine quality depends on who is doing the job. Anyway I will google and will go for professional finish, the car was pristine when I got it and and what I did was sacrilegious.
Thanx.

MOPAULY
07-01-2012, 07:35 AM
Well I'll be, I had no idea, learn something new everyday.

Rookie2008
07-01-2012, 10:45 AM
Agreed

Suri [TBR]
07-01-2012, 01:35 PM
+2

Now we know! Good luck with fixing your wheels raffles :D I'm sure the car will be back to pristine condition in no time