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Hey, folks.

It happens more easily than we can believe, or maybe there's a set of wheels you want to buy, unbelievable price, but a little curb damage. If only there was a way to fix them – inexpensively.

The attached PDF has been floating around for a few years and it's been posted and reposted in lots of places, so I thought we might as well have it here, too.

A word of caution: this repair is ONLY for cosmetic damage. Period. Any wheel that has suffered damaged beyond typical curb scuffs should be inspected by a competent professional to determine whether it is safe to use. The potential for catastrophic wheel failure is nothing to be risked.

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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Thumbs up For UK Readers

Thanks for a great post.

I want to give it a go, but I am wondering if any UK readers can tell me what the equivalent product names would be in Halfords or B&Q etc.

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Thanks for a great post.

I want to give it a go, but I am wondering if any UK readers can tell me what the equivalent product names would be in Halfords or B&Q etc.

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Hey, saab. The Wurth's products are actually made in the EU so I'd think they'd be rather easy to find over there. Their main site is in German but it's Würth-Gruppe: Handel mit Produkten für die Befestigungs- und Montagetechnik sowie mit technischen Verbrauchsgütern, if you have a translator or call them I'd bet they can direct you to a dealer near you. You'll probably get them cheaper, too.

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Hey, saab. The Wurth's products are actually made in the EU so I'd think they'd be rather easy to find over there. Their main site is in German but it's Würth-Gruppe: Handel mit Produkten für die Befestigungs- und Montagetechnik sowie mit technischen Verbrauchsgütern, if you have a translator or call them I'd bet they can direct you to a dealer near you. You'll probably get them cheaper, too.

Take care and enjoy the ride,
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Thanks for that Greg! I'll get onto this! :-)
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I started this project but could not find the Wurth products anywhere in the US. I finally was able to source them and while I was at it I ended up buying all the components from Wurth. It just seemed easier that way instead of chasing all this stuff around.

The problem is that I had to buy them in bulk - way more than I need, so if anyone is interested in a complete kit comprised of all Wurthe products, I can provide it for you from what I have left over. (I now have a small area of my garage set aside to store these extra products )

I am happy to ship to anyone in the US. PM me if you have interest.

I have the Wurth Clean Prep, Wurth Flowable Blending and Finishing Putty, Wurth High Build Primer/Filler, Wurth Silver Paint and Wurth Clear Coat. All except the putty are in aerosol can form. This is a complete, all-Wurth set of professional products that you need to complete the job. All new, unused product.

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marinpop, it sounds as though you're all set up to start doing this on the side...how much?




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The going rate around here (NorCal) is $125 a wheel. All the supplies cost about $125 and I can get at least 4 wheels done, possibly more (will report back later - I have to do 8).

Not sure I want to compete with that, but for $125 and some elbow grease it will be a fun project to work on with one or both of my sons who are always looking for money anyway - at least I can get something for it!

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Here's everything you need to get this job done. All professional grade products from Wurth. I had to place a minimum order so I have a lot of unused, unopened fresh product left over. If anybody wants to save the headache of trying to find this stuff, PM me and we can work something out.
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