Fix scratches or get a new rim?

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Fix scratches or get a new rim?

Postby skiski329 » Fri Apr 13, 2012 11:33 am

As I was driving into the parking garage, a pedestrian was walking along side my drivers side and decided to trip and fall. naturally my instinct was to not run him over. So i made my right turn sharper to avoid him. not thinking about the curb, it got my rear passenger side rim. so now i'm really bummed cuz the car only has about 2k miles on it. Now i'm not sure if i should just put some touch up paint on it or get a new rim. any ideas on what color touch up paint i would need? so far i've searched and closes't thing i found was nissan titian rims that use k-12 paint. and i'm assuming that nissan uses colors for rims across the models. Has anyone gotten good touch up color for the rim's? (2012 3.5 stock rims).
ooo. so moral of the story, don't hit the person that falls infront of you, but then send him an invoice for a new rim :bs:

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Re: Fix scratches or get a new rim?

Postby mattyfo0z » Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:35 pm

How deep are the scratches? If you could feel them when you run your finger over them, then touch-up paint wouldn't do much other than make it look worse. I'd just recommend plasti-dipping your wheels to cover up the blemishes, and make your car look a lot better!

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Re: Fix scratches or get a new rim?

Postby skiski329 » Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:34 pm

Thats a great idea! i was thinking about it before, now i have a good excuse to do it. thanks for the idea.

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Re: Fix scratches or get a new rim?

Postby mattyfo0z » Tue Apr 17, 2012 12:57 pm

No problem man! Here's my A/C after I plastidipped the OEM wheels.

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Re: Fix scratches or get a new rim?

Postby YoungCoupe » Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:20 pm

^ Looks good. Cheap way to make stock look better. But it looks kinda..grayish. Is that just the picture?

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Re: Fix scratches or get a new rim?

Postby mattyfo0z » Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:32 pm

No, that was a while after I had originally painted them.. probably a good 2 or 3 months. It starts to get a little bit lighter over time, but that picture was directly in the sunlight so it probably doesn't help make them look darker.

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Re: Fix scratches or get a new rim?

Postby skiski329 » Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:17 pm

mattyfo0z wrote:No problem man! Here's my A/C after I plastidipped the OEM wheels.

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Nice!!! i'm liking the black rim's with your coupe's color. Is it Dark Slate? that's the color i've got.

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Re: Fix scratches or get a new rim?

Postby SHIFT_COUPE » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:38 pm

These wheels are quite fixable. I've repaired them myself using this DIY guide...

http://www.bmwtips.com/tipsntricks/whee ... repair.htm

I have also had wheels repaired professionally. You may have a shop in your area.

http://www.awrswheelrepair.com

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Re: Fix scratches or get a new rim?

Postby skiski329 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:20 pm

^ that's a really solid find! they do have repair near me :bigthumb: I was gong to plasti dip, until i put these on.
i wanted real 370z NISMO OEM rims, but at $1200 per rim, i thought it's a better idea to pay for my college.
The Nismo badges were about $12
(note, this is not the scratched rim)
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