: Repairing Curb Rash



Vdrenaline
01-28-07, 02:34 AM
I have curb rash on all 4 wheels, some minor, some pretty bad. I hate looking at them. Spoke with a franchise owner of a wheel repair service here in CT and he said it is $120 per wheel to fix. That seems kind of pricey. Does anyone know of a cheaper service? I lease the car so I do not want to get new or different wheels, want to repair what I have.
I have also thought about using grey Marine-Tex to fill the rash then sanding and painting the wheels myself. Has anyone done this or found another good Do-it-Yourself repair method? Also can't find the Paint code for the wheels in Reed's FAQ. Anyone know what it is?
Thanks Much!

zozmanCTS-V
01-28-07, 06:35 AM
Try Wheels America (http://www.fixrim.com/).

CIWS
01-28-07, 07:40 AM
Just as a comparison the dealership had to send my wheels out to be polished and repainted due to some airwrench marks they left. (one wheel had a bit of curb rash) All came back looking clean and on the dealership's reciept it showed a cost of 810.00 for the service. ( N/C for me)

darkwingfrog
01-28-07, 08:15 AM
I asked the same question in another forum here and got this site. Haven't tried it yet, waiting till it warms up.
Repairing curb rash (http://guidetodetailing.com/articles.php?articleId=30)

6104696
01-28-07, 07:43 PM
I was quoted $150 per wheel from a place in maryland....

Vdrenaline
01-28-07, 08:57 PM
I asked the same question in another forum here and got this site. Haven't tried it yet, waiting till it warms up.
Repairing curb rash (http://guidetodetailing.com/articles.php?articleId=30)

This is exactly what I was looking for Darkwingfrog -an in-depth, step-by-step tutorial with photos. Thank You!!!
Everyone on this forum who has curb rash should read this then copy, paste and save it to have for reference.

6104696
01-29-07, 06:54 AM
the problem that we seem to have is finding the RIGHT paint to match our V wheels. Has anyone figured it out?

BadCad
01-29-07, 11:46 AM
Reed's FAQ site has a post on there for the paint code of the wheels.
The "Repairing curb rash" link above would be a good item for the FAQ site as well.

AmesCTS-V
01-29-07, 01:27 PM
Just get them chromed. They will take care of the curb rash, you'll have chromed rims, and the cost will probably be about the same.

ctsvett
01-30-07, 12:08 AM
posted on the FAQ:

http://www.cadillacfaq.com/faq/answers/curbrash/

I would like someone to confirm the paint on the wheels will work with this procedure though..

Reed