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Help with rim repair

2011 Overland Summit with the 20" bright polished alluminum wheels... Wife just curbed the passenger side rim pretty good. I searched for and didn't find much help with tips on repairs. I was able to find several sites that discussed how to repair your rim if they are painted, but I don't think using paint on these rims would work very well.

Anyone have any advice or knowledge on repairing a scratched (gouged more like it) rim? Should I scratch (no pun intended) the idea of DIY repair and just take it to a profession? Any ideas welcomed! Thanks!

EDIT: Apologize for the title mis-match. Started this thread and realized they are bright polished aluminum rims, not chrome.
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Re: Chrome Rim Help

Post up some pics so we can get an idea of the damage.
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Re: Aluminum Rim Help

Here are a couple of pictures of the damage.
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Those are the painted satin cast aluminium wheels correct?
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Re: Chrome Rim Help

Not sure if this answers your question, but accoring to the Jeep site, they are "bright polished aluminum". They are the standard rims that come with the 2011 Overland Summit. When they're clean and shinny, they have a mirror like reflection.
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I'm not sure if that's an easy DIY job but here's a service myself and friends used in the past and they're good.
http://www.awrswheelrepair.com/index.html
Not sure if one's in your area but it's worth a shot. Good luck!
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Re: Help with rim repair

I changed the title for you. Hopefully that will get you some more help.

I believe that those rims are painted, which means they have a clear coat finish on them. I could be wrong but according to wk2jeeps.com they call those rims "painted satin cast aluminium". the way one would treat a polished rim is different then a painted one.

Maybe someone else will chime in but for a painted rim, you would need to sand, paint and clear the whole rim to fix that scratch.
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Re: Help with rim repair

Thanks Lucas, I apprecaite the assistance.

@Hytek: Thanks for the link. There is a local franchise in my area and I shot them a request for a quote. Well see what they say!
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Re: Help with rim repair

Ouch!
This is a job best left for a professional to tackle.
Don't mess with it.
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Re: Help with rim repair

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I changed the title for you. Hopefully that will get you some more help.

I believe that those rims are painted, which means they have a clear coat finish on them. I could be wrong but according to wk2jeeps.com they call those rims "painted satin cast aluminium". the way one would treat a polished rim is different then a painted one.

Maybe someone else will chime in but for a painted rim, you would need to sand, paint and clear the whole rim to fix that scratch.

The 20" Summit wheels are polished aluminum w/a clear coat sprayed on them.
Limited and Overland 20" wheels are the same shape but have a satin painted finish on them.

To the OP, try these guys;

http://wheelsamerica.com/

I have used them in the past several times, they can make that wheel with curb rash look brand new!
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