General Scuffed Alloy

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ArcticFire-Account Closed, Saturday 14th Feb, 2015.

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    Was very preoccupied when parking today and scuffed my front alloy against the curb. An inch square on one of the spokes. Is there an easy fix for this?
     
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  2. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Some pictures will help. Need to see how deep etc...
     
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    Scotland Graham Scotland
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    Sorry, yes that would help! Lol

    Here we go, I fear the worst!


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  4. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    You could fill that, sand and spray. Question is can you get a colour match.
     
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    Scotland Graham Scotland
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    I'm guessing it will be difficult, perhaps I could try a bit of metallic type touch up, give it a few weeks then use some cutting paste with a buffer and hope it blends enough and then let weathering blend it a bit more? Got nothing to lose I suppose.
     
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  6. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Exactly my thoughts @SpeedyGee . The hardest part is getting the colour match.
    I have a similar issue with the boss's car. I called in at a local paint specialist. I'm sure there will be one near you.
    They sorted out the colour. I haven't done the job yet, but I have brushed on a little primer and silver to protect it until the weather improves.
     
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    Scotland Graham Scotland
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    Forgot about protection, will this turn a funny colour if I don't sort it? I'm also guessing it would be wise to avoid any alloy cleaners until then? I only use a non-acidic alkaline based one.
     
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  8. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Needs protection, or you'll get corrosion adding to it.
     
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  9. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Thing with any metallic paint is that it has to be blended over a larger area to look right. You're going to end up sanding back a bit of the surrounding area to primer, paint and clear coat it - preferably you want to do the entire face of the wheel at the same time for the best results. Many Honda wheels are Kaiser Silver Metallic (NH-546M).

    You'll be okay washing the wheel as it is with pH-netural wheel cleaner (many are), it's the acidic ones you need to watch out for on bare metal.
     
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  10. Nighthawk Guest

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    That damage isnt too bad, if you can get the correct base coat colour, that looks like the standard Honda alloy colour, you could paint just over the scuff once you have rubbed it down and primed it, but you would need to lacquer the entire wheel as to make it look right to the eye
     
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  11. ricksmith Club Member ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

    I'd protect it first with a dab of lacquer. Do some research to get correct colour then have a sprayer blend it in.
    You want to be grateful it wasn't one of those diamond cut alloys that could have been very painful!!!!!
     
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    Scotland Graham Scotland
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    Cheers guys, I'll get onto this soon.
     
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    Scotland Graham Scotland
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    Been looking at it more closely in daylight and it's not deep at all. I think I may get at with using a touch up brush and then use some paint leveller spray to help blend it. Once hard a good cutting compound and then clear coat. It may not be perfect but will hopefully improve it until I get around to a proper repair.

    Here's another photo

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    I'll do a DIY so you can have a laugh when it goes wrong lol
     
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  14. exec Premium Member Club Supporter

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    That's really minor if you ask me, you should see my alloys, I've taken chuncks out of it on one alloy :Blushing:, my excuses is I was a noob when I first bought the car, it was my first car, and parking a big car in tight london parking space isnt easy especially on curved roads! :Lipsrsealed:

    I haven't done anything to mine, and the scuffs are the same as it was when it first occurred although there is some surface rust in one or two places in some of the alloys, I got a quote last year to have all wheels refurbed, guy said £45 for each ,which seems quite pricey, but he said he would need to get some of the rust sanded out, then fill up all the scuffs etc, level everything and the paint it all.
     
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