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Old 10-18-2010, 01:44 AM
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repairing curb rash....

Hello all!Ok this is te deal I have the chance to get some really nice draglites from a guy for less than a 100 bucks!The catch is one of the wheels has a pretty bad spot of curb rash,I was thinking maybe I could sand it down then powder coat them with the polished aluminum,any ideas?I'm gonna go do a quick search.Let me know thanx guys!

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Old 10-18-2010, 04:37 AM
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can you post a picture of the wheel? I've had good luck starting with 180 grit on a stick ending up in 400 ..600 then buff with a wool pad and bringing alloy wheels back to a luster with polishing . You may need to do the same to all 4 to make them look the same out at the edges lots of time but can be done.. hard to tell without a picture

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Old 10-18-2010, 09:29 AM
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Since it's been "curbed" already, I would check it to see if it's bent or not first. Last thing you want is a wobbly tire or wheel vibration. All the resto work would be for nothing.
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Real Draglites are not powdercoated, just bare aluminum polished to a high shine. If the rim is not bent, or rashed so bad too much material would need removing to get it smooth and weaken it, just sand and polish it back to new look.

If it is to bad to save, grab them anyway, and buy just 1 new and repolish the others, you'll still end up with a set of 4 for a good bit less than 2 new ones cost.
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Old 10-18-2010, 05:40 PM
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Real Draglites are not powdercoated, just bare aluminum polished to a high shine. If the rim is not bent, or rashed so bad too much material would need removing to get it smooth and weaken it, just sand and polish it back to new look.

If it is to bad to save, grab them anyway, and buy just 1 new and repolish the others, you'll still end up with a set of 4 for a good bit less than 2 new ones cost.
X2 and post a pic if you can. I have seen some pretty bad ones repaired and turned out pretty good.


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They are just polished aluminum just thought maybe the pc would work.I think I'm gonna get em&just buy the replacement if I can't fix the other one.I'll post some pix soon as I get em.
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