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Greetings!

We are a 2 Cube family, bought a silver S model in May (first in town!) and a Steel Grey SL in July.
My rims are painted to match and I've discovered my first scuff, just over an inch, on the outer edge. Not huge, but I'm not sure how to proceed in repairing...

1. The car color is Steel Grey, but the rims are called Gunmetal. Are they the same? Would they use a different grade for the rims?

2. The scrape shows a tiny fringe of clear coat, almost like plastic. Is this better repaired professionally?
I had some clear coated rims in the 80's and it was a nightmare. The clear coat started flaking off like a sunburn and American Racing wouldn't cover under warranty.

3. If I do repair it myself, what should I use to prep the scrape for touch up paint? Sandpaper, steel wool?

Thanks!
 

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If you feel confident in your abilities, then do it yourself & save some cash. Get matching paint from Nissan or an auto parts store. Brush the color coat onto the scratch, then brush on the clear coat :)
 

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heavypetting said:
Greetings!

We are a 2 Cube family, bought a silver S model in May (first in town!) and a Steel Grey SL in July.
My rims are painted to match and I've discovered my first scuff, just over an inch, on the outer edge. Not huge, but I'm not sure how to proceed in repairing...

1. The car color is Steel Grey, but the rims are called Gunmetal. Are they the same? Would they use a different grade for the rims?

2. The scrape shows a tiny fringe of clear coat, almost like plastic. Is this better repaired professionally?
I had some clear coated rims in the 80's and it was a nightmare. The clear coat started flaking off like a sunburn and American Racing wouldn't cover under warranty.

3. If I do repair it myself, what should I use to prep the scrape for touch up paint? Sandpaper, steel wool?

Thanks!
I see only one option for you, POLISH those things up and show us that mirror finish :yes:
 

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ChristineK said:
I see only one option for you, POLISH those things up and show us that mirror finish :yes:
Did you ever polish your wheels or are you waiting for someone else to go first?
 

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Steel~Gray said:
ChristineK said:
I see only one option for you, POLISH those things up and show us that mirror finish :yes:
Did you ever polish your wheels or are you waiting for someone else to go first?
I have polished my wheels, just not the ones on my cube. I am considering it though.
 

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ChristineK said:
Steel~Gray said:
ChristineK said:
I see only one option for you, POLISH those things up and show us that mirror finish :yes:
Did you ever polish your wheels or are you waiting for someone else to go first?
I have polished my wheels, just not the ones on my cube. I am considering it though.
Oh ok, I was asking about the Cube wheels because you had mentioned your plan to polish them like the wheels on your Fit somewhere else on the forum. I just wasn't sure if you'd done it on the Cube yet or not.
 
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