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Ugh. Today I am turning into my banks entrance and there is a woman coming out, the entrance is ridiculously narrow, so I slowed down to let her out but I still got too close to the curb as I turned right into the entrance and I feel the back right tire bump (come up and over) the curb slightly....eeeee......so pissed. I go to the ATM in the drivethru then head home.

At first it looked like a scuff on just the tire sidewall, then I noticed a couple scuff marks in the wheel. See attached pic.

Should these marks be able to be buffed out of my Aluminum wheel? Any suggestions on how to proceed?

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Jeff
 

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they cant be buffed out but they can be sanded out, polished and cleared over. Plenty of youtube videos on the process.
 

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I can't post links because my "post count is too low" but search YouTube for "How to Repair Wheels with Curb Rash and Scratches Chrisfix" and there's a pretty good video there on how to do this.
 

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JeffNY, are the white-looking "scratches" really scratches or is there any chance it was a painted curb and they are actually white paint? It might be wishful thinking, but if they are just paint, they can be buffed out with rubbing compound.
 

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No, the scratches do have some depth to them. But even the bigger wider ones on the left are not real deep. My first reaction was "I need to fix this quick!". But from a few feet away they really hard to see. I think what I'll do is wait until the weather a little better, then get some 2000 grit sand paper and wet sand it to see if I can rub them out (if not I'll try 1000 grit). Then use some aluminum polish, and then a spay of clear coat just on this small area. This is really annoying it happened....but I think when I get around to it I'll be able to make it look almost like new.
 
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