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Old 06-23-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
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rim scratches

Hello fellow Camaro lovers! I live on a dirt road and am guilty of using the touchless car washes. I have scratches on my rims. Any suggestions on how to repair them?
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Old 06-23-2011, 11:42 AM   #2
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Light sanding with finest sandpaper that would be effective.

Start fine and move to more coarse as needed then back to fine to smooth it out.

Then touch up paint
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:02 PM   #3
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If they're just fine scratches just some basic polishing will help... but if its more substantial 'curb rash' type damage then Coop is right... sanding.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:36 AM   #4
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I just got my first dose of curb rash yesterday. Ohhhhh, makes me mad.

So some sanding and then paint? What's the paint color used on stock 20" SS wheels?

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Old 06-24-2011, 11:49 AM   #5
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Touch up paint

I used DupliColor ScratchFix 2 in 1

Color code: NG GM 340

Really did a good job, color is almost the same.

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Old 06-24-2011, 12:49 PM   #6
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I used DupliColor ScratchFix 2 in 1

Color code: NG GM 340

Really did a good job, color is almost the same.

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Is that for the Midnight silver or the "polished" wheels?
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:32 PM   #7
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If they're just fine scratches just some basic polishing will help... but if its more substantial 'curb rash' type damage then Coop is right... sanding.
Dylan, does Adams have some kind of attachment and pads for the PC or Flex to take advantage of SHR or your new green severe swirl/haze remover for painted rims? Are the 4 inch pads the smallest that you sell?
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Is that for the Midnight silver or the "polished" wheels?

Polished
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Old 06-24-2011, 03:25 PM   #9
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Anyone have the paint code for the midnight silver?
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Old 06-25-2011, 03:30 AM   #10
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FML went to make a wide u turn and fd up my front passengers side rim on an rs getting a quote to get it fixed
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Anyone have the paint code for the midnight silver?
I took a look and they are Midnight Silver. I always tought they where polished but you question made me look furthur and I was wrong.

So the paint code is what I wrote NG GM 340.

Sorry for that.

Hope this pic will confirm my wheels

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Old 06-25-2011, 03:43 PM   #12
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I took a look and they are Midnight Silver. I always tought they where polished but you question made me look furthur and I was wrong.

So the paint code is what I wrote NG GM 340.

Sorry for that.

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Old 07-31-2011, 09:08 AM   #13
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Hello everyone... just picked up my new 2011 Camaro 3 weeks ago... Brought it up to Cape Cod this past week and unfortunately it has taken a beating (was keyed 2 days ago..ugh) & I got my first case of Curb Rash last night....and it felt like a little piece of me died... Wanted to thank everyone for their insight on how to touch up the rash as best as possible. THANKS!
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:38 PM   #14
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My rims are painted flat black. Should I sand the use that product or just get them repainted?
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:59 PM   #15
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Is that for the Midnight silver or the "polished" wheels?
Not sure it is stock rims, no special options and is a shiny silver....
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Old 08-03-2011, 10:10 PM   #16
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Not sure it is stock rims, no special options and is a shiny silver....
Well you need to determine this before you can really address this issue.

RS's come with midnight silver, unless the polished wheel option was added.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:33 AM   #17
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Here you go OP. The bold is the midnight silver. If you can't find that one right away, the Blade Silver Metallic (highlighted in blue) works very well. That's the touchup paint for SIM (my car) and I got used rims with some rash on them. Covered it up well and matched well. Good luck



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