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Old 07-16-2002, 10:29 AM
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Wheel scratched

I got a scrape in my wheel. Probably from that damn car wash place. You drive into a rail and something locks onto your wheel and pulls the car through the wash tunnel.
Is there a touch up paint for wheels?
If not, does anyone know of a good wheel repair shop in the Austin, TX area?
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Old 07-16-2002, 10:53 AM
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Re: Wheel scratched

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...Probably from that damn car wash place. You drive into a rail and something locks onto your wheel and pulls the car through the wash tunnel...
You think so?
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Old 07-16-2002, 11:11 AM
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Re: Wheel scratched

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I got a scrape in my wheel. Probably from that damn car wash place. You drive into a rail and something locks onto your wheel and pulls the car through the wash tunnel.
I can't believe you actually took it to one of those in the first place...

EDIT: I just saw your other post, so now I know why.
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Old 07-16-2002, 01:31 PM
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Re: Re: Wheel scratched

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I can't believe you actually took it to one of those in the first place...

EDIT: I just saw your other post, so now I know why.
I always take my car to the automatic car wash . . . . it's just so much easier

Once in a while I'll wash it myself but to tell you the truth I don';t remember when was the last time I did that on the Bimmer
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Old 07-16-2002, 02:21 PM
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Glad you saw my other post so I don't have to explain why.
So anyone can answer my questions?
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Old 07-16-2002, 02:30 PM
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Glad you saw my other post so I don't have to explain why.
So anyone can answer my questions?
That explaination was like a book

Just teasing you bud, actually I think your only choice is to refinish the wheel which I really wouldn't do.

Two of my sport rims have some road rash, these wheels are so freakin soft they get damaged if you look at them to hard . . .

They seriously are just way too soft and if your going to keep going to car washes it might happen again.

I've been going for 2 yrs and the only part I think that ever got scratched was the inside of my rear rim from rubbing up against the rail !!! The profile on the front one is high enough that only the tire rubs against the rail . . .
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Old 07-16-2002, 04:47 PM
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If the wheel is scraped some where near where the rim meets the tire, you could get a silver marker that matches the wheel well and try to cover it up.. yeah its still there, but from a quick glance it becomes not noticable...
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Old 07-16-2002, 06:28 PM
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If the wheel is scraped some where near where the rim meets the tire, you could get a silver marker that matches the wheel well and try to cover it up.. yeah its still there, but from a quick glance it becomes not noticable...
That's exactly my thinking, but instead of a silver marker I'd like to use a real touch up paint, so I don't have to repaint after each time I blast the wheel with my power washer.
Anyone with a Titanium Silver Metallic... is that color close to the wheels?
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How about using the spare wheel? The previous owner of my car did the same thing with the car but she wound up getting two of the wheels trashed - on the driver's side!
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Check with your dealer

My dealer has contacts that repair wheels. I dropped the car off at the dealer and the repair guy picked it up there. I even got a loaner car for the day. I would never take my car through a auto wash, however, because with those low profile tires, the rim would get eaten up every time.

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Old 07-18-2002, 09:23 AM
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Re: Wheel scratched

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I got a scrape in my wheel. Probably from that damn car wash place. You drive into a rail and something locks onto your wheel and pulls the car through the wash tunnel.
Is there a touch up paint for wheels?
If not, does anyone know of a good wheel repair shop in the Austin, TX area?
I will email you a name when I get home. I met this guy who repairs rims for John Roberts, I have his card at home.

--Andrew
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