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I did the same to a previous car twice, and they also had the diamond cut alloy.
On the first occasion I had the rim repaired professionally (fantastic job), the second time I decided to give it a go myself as it wasnt as bad as the first time, I used a Dremel with a fine sanding stone to take away the worst, then used very fine wet & dry sanding paper to get a smooth finish, a bit of patience is needed whilst sanding away, but you'll be surprised how quick an alloy rim can sands away, after the sanding I used a metal cutting/cleaning polish just to buff up a nice clean finish, then some Autoglym SRP and a wax on top to finish off.
3 years on and the rim never blistered or discoloured, but I did every now and then touch up the repair with a bit of wax just to keep it protected.
The final finish wasn't bad at all, in fact you would of needed a very critical eye to notice it, and I'd say looking at your damage it was very similar starting off.
If cant I recall what the professional repair cost, but it wasnt cheap.
Did you need to put clear coat/lacquer on the wheel or do diamond cuts not have it? Or does the wax achieve the same thing?
This is what I did to avoid pavement rash on my Nissan 370Z.
The product is called Rimblades and is available in many colours. It's an easy DIY job and have had them on my Z for about 2 years now.
Should you have a slight brush with a pavement, the Rimblade is damaged and replaced. So is is not only for aesthetics but serves a useful purpose.
Check out Rimblages on Google. They are made in the UK.
Hope this helps.
Hi T5 polestarare the rimblades u use the stick on type or the held on wi the tyre tyre off to fit? how they holding up come off yet?
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