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Repairing Damaged Gloss Black Rim???

So I have 3 week old SRT Reps 20x9 in gloss black that I am in love with. I'm normally pretty careful but today I got a bit inpatient with some idiot who opted to pull over and stop to talk with a someone on the side of the road half way in the turn off into the shopping center. Went around them and cut it too close *BOOM* hit the driver side rim right into the curb. Got a 3-4 inch curb damage to my new shoes; mostly just on the outer lip of the rim.

I've never had gloss black rims before, only chrome/stock/silver etc. In the past I know those colors can be buffed out and repaired fairly easily and look pretty good. How about gloss black? Can these be repaired and the color duplicated by a shop? Or do I need to get the whole thing painted? Plasti-Dip? Gloss black touch up paint?! Or just buy a new one for $200 something bucks?

For now I just covered it in this chipstick (pictured below) and it's tolerable. Not sure how long it will last, and just knowing it is there will drive me nuts - so it needs to get repaired sooner or later by a shop or I can buff it out myself and touch it up, if that is an easy process.

Any tips or advice is appreciated - Thanks in advance.
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So I have 3 week old SRT Reps 20x9 in gloss black that I am in love with. I'm normally pretty careful but today I got a bit inpatient with some idiot who opted to pull over and stop to talk with a someone on the side of the road half way in the turn off into the shopping center. Went around them and cut it too close *BOOM* hit the driver side rim right into the curb. Got a 3-4 inch curb damage to my new shoes; mostly just on the outer lip of the rim.

I've never had gloss black rims before, only chrome/stock/silver etc. In the past I know those colors can be buffed out and repaired fairly easily and look pretty good. How about gloss black? Can these be repaired and the color duplicated by a shop? Or do I need to get the whole thing painted? Plasti-Dip? Gloss black touch up paint?! Or just buy a new one for $200 something bucks?

For now I just covered it in this chipstick (pictured below) and it's tolerable. Not sure how long it will last, and just knowing it is there will drive me nuts - so it needs to get repaired sooner or later by a shop or I can buff it out myself and touch it up, if that is an easy process.

Any tips or advice is appreciated - Thanks in advance.
I had some painted black rims on my last vehicle that a buddy did for me at his paint shop. Over time poor mounting and removal scratched and chipped them up pretty bad. I at first started to obsess over it and it drove me nuts everytime I washed the truck. I got some decent matching paint from him and every few weeks i would go out with some q tips and touch it up. From 2 feet it looked touched up, but from 5 you could not even tell and they always looked good.

You can get it fixed and pay or just touch it up when you get some chips. It's bound to happen and instead of dealing with repaints I just did it myself and saved a ton of time, money and heartache. Just my thoughts.
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