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Acura CL, Coupe
#2 of 128 ouuccccch!
Dec 11, 2000 (7:02 pm)
I hit a curb and put a painful scrape on one of those handsome alloy wheels. Not particularily deep (say about 1mm), but about 2 inches long by 1/2 wide. Any suggestions about how to remove/remediate the ugly blemish?
#3 of 128 can't you?
Dec 11, 2000 (8:09 pm)
can't you exchange the wheel with the alloy wheel on your spare? don't tell me acura got chintzy on you and only gave you 4 alloy wheels, with a cheap donut spare? say this isn't so.
1999 solara V6 5 speed owner
(4 alloy wheels, + 1 full size alloy spare)
#4 of 128 Hey Ralph!
Dec 11, 2000 (9:39 pm)
Thanks for your witty response. We're all very impressed. The Toy is a fine automobile. You don't need to try so hard.
BTW, exchanging the damaged wheel for the spare won't repair the problem. Is that a Toy solution: Just hide it in the trunk?
#5 of 128 what do you mean?
Dec 11, 2000 (10:45 pm)
what do you mean replacing the damaged wheel with the spare wheel won't repair the problem? why wouldn't it? assuming you're more careful from now on, and never damage another wheel to the extent you feel it needs repairing, it's a great solution...and much easier than whatever else you come up with.
my point was, in the accord coupe vs solara conference, we sometimes discuss pros and cons of each car, and one advantage put forth by the solara folks back in the 1999 model year was the full size alloy spare-- the accord coupe folks poohed-poohed this, saying, heck, they never use their spare (and when they do, it's just for the brief time they need until they get the puncture hole patched in their tire)....but here's a case where having a full size alloy wheel spare comes in handy-- when you scratch the wheel itself against the curb.
i'm not starting a ruckus here tho, not me. in fact, i think starting with the 2000 solara, they cheapened out and went to a steel rim spare (so I hear)---- tis the holiday spirit and i'm just filled with good cheer. you folks own a real nice car, that acura cl-p/cl-s-- i kinda wonder how you keep it under 55 in a 55 zone-- i think radar detectors should be standard.
Dec 12, 2000 (4:53 am)
I think he meant that you would still have a damaged wheel, except now it's sitting in the trunk as the spare. So what do you do next time you scratch another wheel? You've run out of spares!
Dec 12, 2000 (8:31 am)
Thanks to ral2167 for his insightful and helpful remarks. A true Toy owner. Ralph, the CLS doesn't have a full size spare, so I can't swap the one in the trunk. We're all very impressed that your Toy has a full size. Size must be an important issue for you.
Back to the original problem: does anyone have a suggestion for refinishing a gouged wheel? (Other than downgrading to a Toy?)
#8 of 128 you might upgrade to a lexus
Dec 12, 2000 (12:46 pm)
their models might have full size alloy spares-- am sure you can find out.
or..take the spare to a brake shop-- they probably have experience turning brake rotors on a machine lathe-- explain your problem and see if they could provide a remedy...wear goggles if you assist.
#10 of 128 alloy wheel repair website
Dec 12, 2000 (3:58 pm)
here is a website for alloy wheel repair
if you use a search engine and type in "alloy wheel repair" it will take you to various sites related to this..i use google.com as my search engine.
hope this helps.