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Old 08-06-2014, 12:39 PM
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What are my options???

Hi guys, me again...For the record, I did not do this....the previous owner left me with this "gift"! Is there an OEM/Mopar touch up paint for rims I can purchase? Or I will need to get this refinished?
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Re: What are my options???

Use a grit 1000 sandpaper with water and or cutting compound polish. That should get majority of it off and much less noticeable. The sandpaper will give it the smooth finish if anyone touches it. No paint required unless its deep.

Cutting compound should help blend the paint in.

If you want to paint you also can, I've repaired gutter rashes before then partially paint to blend it in, but I don't think yours is needed.


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Some of the scratches are down to the metal. Painting would be necessary


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Does touch up paint for rims exist?


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Re: What are my options???

You will find the paint code are used similarly for most manufacturers when it comes to grey. The paint mix shop will tell you which car manufacturer uses which paint code for alloys etc, from the which years etc. They mix it up in a spray can for you. You practice your blending painting skills then apply. No need clear coat since your not painting the entire wheel. You can choose to paint the whole rim if you wish.
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You will find the paint code are used similarly for most manufacturers when it comes to grey. The paint mix shop will tell you which car manufacturer uses which paint code for alloys etc, from the which years etc. They mix it up in a spray can for you. You practice your blending painting skills then apply. No need clear coat since your not painting the entire wheel. You can choose to paint the whole rim if you wish.

Thanks imaz, this jogged my memory about touch up paint and what I've done in the past! Paintscratch.com is good for touch up paint:
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I'm assuming Overland rims are the last option on the list?


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Check your local paint shops and wheel dealers for where they get dinged up rims refurbished.
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Check your local paint shops and wheel dealers for where they get dinged up rims refurbished.

Trying to avoid the whole full blown refurbishing route and save a couple of dollars. But it looks like i might have to take that journey or just replace the rims.


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Plastidip the set.
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Plastidip the set.
Not the best solution if it's that deep of a scratch. You'd still see the indentations in the dip once it was on and dried.

OP, why not just replace the one wheel if it comes to it? There are some pretty cheap singles that are on ebay and OEWheels in hyper silver like yours.
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Not the best solution if it's that deep of a scratch. You'd still see the indentations in the dip once it was on and dried.



OP, why not just replace the one wheel if it comes to it? There are some pretty cheap singles that are on ebay and OEWheels in hyper silver like yours.

I'm considering that or going with a set of Summit or SRT rims


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