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      07-11-2015, 11:13 PM   #1
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Hey guys:

I cut a corner too close and I got some curb damage in my 3 week old 550i OUCH...

Does anybody know what color the M sport package wheels are? I want to try fixing it myself since the rash is not that deep and it will probably happen again.

So looking for the paint type, putty kind and where can I find these? Autozone?

I have been reading and watching some videos and it feels too me this is doable at home?


Any advice will be greatly appreciated!!!
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Awwww man, sorry to see that happen to you. I know you want to do it yourself but I would at least get an estimate on a pro job. It's $100 here in VA area per wheel and they come to your house/work. My girlfriend has a 328 I was going to do so I priced it out.
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I appreciate, I got a guy in my area that does it for $89 (you take the car to him) i am In PA however I am sure it will happen again so I want to learn and try do in it to save some money long term. Thanks for the input.
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I tried a quick fix on my OEM wheels a few years back, and used "Wurth German Alloy Silver Wheel Lacquer" followed by a coating of clear coat. I originally had the same wheels as you, and only painted one of the five sections defined by your star-shaped wheel design - - bad call, as upon close inspection, the difference in paint shading and texture was noticeable.

If you decide to do the repair yourself, I would strongly recommend that you paint and clear coat the entire wheel for continuity. Otherwise, have it done professionally for around $100 (I'm sure your local dealer can refer you to several qualified wheel repair specialists) and you should be completely satisfied - - especially considering your damage appears to be very minor.

Good luck either way!
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Thank you so much for the information. I was actually about to buy the exact same products you just mentioned since thats what some forums out there say are the best products.
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Hey guys:

I cut a corner too close and I got some curb damage in my 3 week old 550i OUCH...

Does anybody know what color the M sport package wheels are? I want to try fixing it myself since the rash is not that deep and it will probably happen again.

So looking for the paint type, putty kind and where can I find these? Autozone?

I have been reading and watching some videos and it feels too me this is doable at home?


Any advice will be greatly appreciated!!!
Wurth German Wheel Paint should match your wheels. I've repaired a couple of wheels with Bondo and this paint, and they turned out okay. I've also paid someone else to do it. There are lot's of wheel repair options out there, both mobile and shop-based in most urban areas. Honestly, with the cost of having your garden-variety curb rash repaired being around $100-$150, I probably won't attempt to repair this kind of damage again myself. Unless you've done this type of repair a number of times and worked out the kinks, you'll get far better results from those that do it for a living. With no more damage than you have, I'd just throw some doll hairs at the pros and be done with it.
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