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Old 11-08-2013, 03:15 PM
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How would you fix this?

The clear coat on my BMW 313 wheels is lifting in a couple of spots; here's an image:



How would you go about fixing it? I was thinking I could wet-sand it down with some 2000 grit sandpaper, give it a good rub with some polishing compound, paint some clear-coat over it (with my touchup paint kit), and then wet sand that down again and hit it with the polishing compound again.

Does that sound right?

EDIT: Sorry the photo is so enormous, here's a link to a resized version: http://imgur.com/N7ivIlR

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Old 11-08-2013, 04:07 PM
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:10 PM
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Really? It's not rashed or anything, the coating is just coming off a bit. Since I already have everything I need to do it, paying somebody $200 seems a bit unnecessary; but I guess that's what I'm here to ask.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:16 PM
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I'd just drive it. If it got a lot worse, I'd Google fixes and DIY.
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Old 11-08-2013, 04:22 PM
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Really? It's not rashed or anything, the coating is just coming off a bit. Since I already have everything I need to do it, paying somebody $200 seems a bit unnecessary; but I guess that's what I'm here to ask.
Try it. What have you got to lose? If you don't fix it to your satisfaction you can always take it to a pro.
I had a couple of stone nicks on my wheel that I fixed as you suggest. I found a 12oz can of touch up at Autozone which matches perfectly. I can't spot the repair unless examined closely.
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Really? It's not rashed or anything, the coating is just coming off a bit. Since I already have everything I need to do it, paying somebody $200 seems a bit unnecessary; but I guess that's what I'm here to ask.
No, this is curb rash...the wheel has hit something. I'm betting that it's on the RIGHT side of the car?

It won't get any worse and unless you're very skilled...your efforts may may make it look worse.
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