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How to Fix Curb Damage to Aluminum Alloy Rims


Car wheels receive the most abuse and punishment from the road than any other part of the car. Hitting potholes, curbs and other objects can cause “curb damage” to the sides of your aluminum alloy rims. If not fixed, the damage can rust the wheel and eventually reduce the integrity and strength of the rim. Always try to repair curb damage as soon as it happens to prevent rusting. While this process can be performed while the wheel is on the car, it is easier to do when it’s removed.

Things You’ll Need

High-gloss clear lacquer, Aluminum paint that matches the color of your wheel, Masking tape, Paint thinner, Bondo putty, Water, Sponge, Car soap, 400 grit sandpaper, 600 grit sandpaper, 1,200 grit sandpaper, Towel