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I have just scuffed my front nearside wheel on the kerb coming out of a multi storey carpark!
The scuff is not that bad, but annoying all the same.
Apart from paying someone to sort it out, is there a convenient DIY method to get the wheel back to pristine condition?
Had a quick search on the internet, but all I am coming up with is professional repairs.
A trip to Halfords might give me a clue, but can't get there until tomorrow.
Thanks
Simon
 

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Honda100 said:
I have just scuffed my front nearside wheel on the kerb coming out of a multi storey car park!
The scuff is not that bad, but annoying all the same.
Apart from paying someone to sort it out, is there a convenient DIY method to get the wheel back to pristine condition?
Had a quick search on the Internet, but all I am coming up with is professional repairs.
A trip to Halfords might give me a clue, but can't get there until tomorrow.
Thanks
Simon
As far as I know, repairs have to be done professionally. They grind the area around the scuff away, and polish it up and re-lacquer it. It actually is not that expensive, I've heard.

I may be proved wrong, but I'd be careful if there is a home DIY kit. I wouldn't like to do that without training, could make it worse!
 

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I did axactly the same in my Golf. Did'nt damage the rim, but scuff would'nt come off. Had to get Prestige Wheels (tel. 07970 622933). Came and did the repair on my drive, £50 cash. I don't do vat.
 

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Thanks for the responses. I will have a look at what, if anything, Halfords can offer and take it from there.
£50 sounds a reasonable amount. Yellow pages here we come!
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Honda100 said:
I have just scuffed my front nearside wheel on the kerb coming out of a multi storey carpark!
The scuff is not that bad, but annoying all the same.
Apart from paying someone to sort it out, is there a convenient DIY method to get the wheel back to pristine condition?
Had a quick search on the internet, but all I am coming up with is professional repairs.
A trip to Halfords might give me a clue, but can't get there until tomorrow.
Thanks
Simon
i've got the 17in alloys fitted ,salesman told me "what ever u do dont scuff your alloys they cant be repaired" :shock:
dont no if he was bullsh##ng but i'am extra careful when near kerbs :cry: sorry to hear about ur alloy
 

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Yep yep, same here .. busted the front right tire, Goddamn kerbs! :evil:

Mine wasnt bad though, if there even a bit of braking dust you cant even see it :).
 

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I haven't checked, but have the tyres on the Civic not got rim protectors? The Laguna had them, hit the kerb one day so fast I ripped the rim protector bead thing off the tyre for about 3cm and the wheel was perfect.
 

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Just had a check out of the window, couldn't quite make it out from here, so I got my binoculars out, still couldn't see, didn't get chance, unfortunately I was spotted by a neighbour who was in her garden enjoying the sun :shock: , I bet she thinks I am a right perv, still must remember that, she obvisouly doesn't work on a Friday afternoon.

I will have a better look later............ at the tyres. :wink:
 

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I wasn't thinking about ladybirds, couldn't help thinking about our Finnish friends, and being breast drunk.
 

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You could tell her your a Ladybird expert :lol:

Was thinking earlier... that the back of the civic, from a 3/4 angle looks a bit like a ladybird ;)
 

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Was thinking earlier... that the back of the civic, from a 3/4 angle looks a bit like a ladybird ;)
That must be why they are so attracted to Civics!
They think it's their gigantic cousin!
 

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Think the ladybird could definately become the logo for Civnfo :lol:
 

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i want it as the logo come on pottsy lol
 

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I can't imagine that you would not be able to repair a slight scuff. As previous posts I am sure that it will just be a smoothing and relaquering job. Luckily it is on a bit scuffed on the rim, and no as far as I can see there is no rim protector.
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I am so worried I am going to scuff my 18" Storms when I get them! Not just them I would like the car to go with them
 

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Nevermind the wheels, get back to Ladybirds. :wink:
 
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