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How do you, after sanding a rim that had been chipped, return the finish to stock so that it matches the rest of the rim? Are these rims painted with something in particular? Check picture
 

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How do you, after sanding a rim that had been chipped, return the finish to stock so that it matches the rest of the rim? Are these rims painted with something in particular? Check picture
I think they just might be polished and maybe oxidized overtime. Another thing you could do is sand the whole rim down haha to match.
 

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I just Curb Rashed my passenger front 19" rim :mad: and called a place about repair. They said it was a complete resurface of the rim to get it to match and the cost was about $200. The damage is small and I'm waiting for a second "rash" before i repair it.
 

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The best way to make it look the same is to have it professionally done, unless you have experience doing rims. Another thing you could look into is powder coating all four of the rims to match. Rim repair is not cheap, unless you know people with connections or can do it yourself.
 

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How do you, after sanding a rim that had been chipped, return the finish to stock so that it matches the rest of the rim? Are these rims painted with something in particular? Check picture
I don't think you want to attempt this yourself. The silver parts are non-painted, exposed aluminum alloy. I got some curb rash recently and have mine spending the night at the dealership tonight while the "rim guy" takes the wheel back to his warehouse to repair. I understand for any non-painted surface damage they have to re-machine the rim. Even for painted rims, I hear rim repair is an art. I wouldn't even waste time trying to find a repair on your own. Go with who the dealer recommends. I once had rims repaired on my G37S Coupe from a guy recommended to me "as the only guy in town who could get Infiniti paint right" from a collision shop that specializes in Infinitis. Well, he didn't get it right. I used the dealership once and they got it perfect. Not only that, but my dealership only charges $150 per rim. Well worth it to get it done right.
 

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There are shops that specialize in rims. I messed mine up real bad avoiding an accident and hitting a curb on my g37. It cost $ 150 to straighten everything out and repaint the whole rim. Yes they are painted or powder coated.Try looking for a shop in your area on the net.
I would probably wait for more damage before spending money.
 
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