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Old 04-24-2013, 05:42 PM
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Re: Curbed my rim :

I thought mine was bad!
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:29 PM
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Re: Curbed my rim :

LOL... at least mine got fixed and looks like nothing has ever happened to it.... I hope you can get your wheel fixed also!!
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Re: Curbed my rim :

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Thanks for the replies. I was really wanting you all to say that there is a touch up paint I can buy from the dealer ... But I guess that would have been too easy!!!

Bob, I saw your ad. Where are you located?
Sent you a pm.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:21 PM
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Re: Curbed my rim :

A quick update.

I puchased the pain pens (thank you JGC4ever for the link). I won't blame the product as I've never done this before but it really didn't work for me. Here are the issues I had:

-Inspite of the rim being so clean that you could eat off it, the primer would not stick. Everytime I hit the primer with the cutting cream (as sugested by the site), it wiped right off. I tried waiting overnight and several days for the primer to dry. No go.
-The paint wasn't a good match. It was close but not close enough for my taste. I won't necessarly blame the product because (as I learned later), the wheel is first painted black then layered with silver paint by misting the silver on. No way the pen could do that. It didn't matter anyway because when I hit the paint with cutting cream to smooth it out, it wiped right off. Not sure what I was doing wrong.
-I did like the cutting cream though. In fact, I used it to clean up a few light scratches on my wife's car. That stuff is worth the purchase.

Based on my experience with these pens, I wouldn't attemp a paint repair on my own in the future. Again, not blaming the product as I've never done this before but it certainly wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.

I took the rim to a shop to check out. After several conversations with the owner, checking out his shop, work area, paints, pain guns, etc etc, I scheduled an appointment to have the entire rim repainted next tuesday. Hopefully it matches. He was pretty confident he could do it and taking me on as a customer inspite of knowing I was going to be really picky about the match. Fingers crossed but if this fails...Bob and I will be talking

Updated picture of the curbed rim. It looked worse after I cleaned it.


Anyway, I felt so bad for my jeep that I went ahead and bought the SRT pedals and brilliant black altitude grill for it. The pedals are here...the grill shows up on Thursday ... woot.

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Re: Curbed my rim :

Got the rim repaired at a local shop called Kwicksilver Wheel Repair. Cost me $150 to have the entire rim repainted but holy smokes they nailed it. I couldn't be happier with the guys there and the work they did. The color match is right on. Highly recommended if you're close to the Sacramento Area.


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Sorry to hear the paint pens didn't work. Thanks for letting us know. Good to see your wheel is fixed by that wheel repair shop. Really nice mods too!
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Got the rim repaired at a local shop called Kwicksilver Wheel Repair. Cost me $150 to have the entire rim repainted but holy smokes they nailed it. I couldn't be happier with the guys there and the work they did. The color match is right on. Highly recommended if you're close to the Sacramento Area.


Nice Looks good as new in the pic I live in SF it would be worth the drive up so I'll have to keep Kwicksilver in mind when i scratch mine it's going to happen just a matter of when thanks for the info.
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Great job, Debauch! I know that eases your mind.
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