How to repair chip, nickel wheels? see photos.

Discussion in 'Cosmetic Upkeep - Covering, Washing, Waxing, Detailing, Repairing' started by Holmes, Oct 27, 2019.

  1. Holmes

    Holmes Well-Known Member

    First Name:
    Scott
    Vehicle(s):
    2019 Mustang GT, Porsche 911 (sold), 2002 F150 FX4, 2015 BMW 528i
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2018
    Location:
    Georgia, USA
    Posts:
    171
    Likes Received:
    113
    0   0   0
    Was washing the Mustang (2019 w/ 2800 miles) today and noticed a couple of chips in my rear wheel. Just had the car in the shop to install some Steeda Performance Lowering springs. I suspect one of the techs did the damage either unmounting or mounting the wheels in the process. Why is it that I can take my wife’s 5 year old suv to the shop for new tires, brakes, etc. Never any wheel damage, ever. But literally every time i’ve taken one of my “fun” cars, I always get some type of wheel damage. Anyway, Can anyone help me here? Is there some touch up paint for these wheels that I could use to fill-in? Want to avoid having to refinish the entire wheel.
    Thank you!!

    EDB94C88-5AB1-44D7-8662-E15789F0E0D8.jpeg FFE4F449-40B7-4F64-8590-8ADA31AD909A.jpeg
     
  2. Boostamoose

    Boostamoose Active Member

    Vehicle(s):
    16' GT
    Joined:
    May 3, 2016
    Location:
    Colorado
    Posts:
    28
    Likes Received:
    25
    0   0   0
    Your best bet is to find a touch up pen from either Ford, or any other OEM that you believe closely matched that silver finish.
    Option two is to have a body shop match it, and have them make you a small sample bottle.
    From there you can do a quick touch up with toothpicks / small artist brush. After it dries you can go back with a microfiber and some polish and "blend" it a little better.

    Those are deep enough that it will never look perfect again without wet sanding or refinishing. With the toothpick / brush method you can dab in a coat or two and make it almost invisible from 3 - 4ft away.
     
Loading...

Share This Page