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      09-08-2021, 10:03 AM   #1
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Minor wheel repair

Ok, so I'm an idiot and I ran my zero turn mower into the wheel of my F30. It's very minor damage to the clear coat of the aluminum.

I don't want to pay a wheel repair place to fix this, I'd just like to know what I could do to make the damage less noticeable.

Anyone have any recommendations?

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You could use a touch up paint, sanded and buffed out. The trick is finding an exact color match.
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Small scrapes can be lightly sanded then painted but severe scrapes it's best to look for a wheel repair shop. When I rashed my rear passenger wheel pretty badly I used one locally to South Houston who specialize in aftermarket wheels.

$140 and a two day turn around.
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You could use a touch up paint, sanded and buffed out. The trick is finding an exact color match.
It's machined aluminum on the face of those wheels, so you are saying a touch up paint that looks like machined aluminum? Yeah, that would be tough!
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I'm seeing a painted wheel in that picture.
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Small scrapes can be lightly sanded then painted but severe scrapes it's best to look for a wheel repair shop. When I rashed my rear passenger wheel pretty badly I used one locally to South Houston who specialize in aftermarket wheels.

$140 and a two day turn around.
This looks awesome, they did great work
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