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    Default A bad day today

    Justwashed my vectra and went for a drive came close to a tesco van and ended up curbing my allow wheel it's the facelift Sri alloys and took a massive scuff out of it


    What's the best thing to do I was going to mask off the area around it then sand it out with fine wet and dry then coat it with laquer to make it weather proof is this the right way to do it or not

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    There's a few threads on here about repairing kerbing but for around £45 you could just get it refurbed

    Irmscher Insignia CDTI 130

    MOD'S...Irmscher front spoiler, Irmscher mats, Irmscher door pins, Irmscher rear spoiler, Irmscher grille, Irmscher skirt & exhausts,Irmscher Roof spoiler MOD'S TO COME..Side skirts,Wheels

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    If you have scuffed the alloy dependent on the damage you may need to fill it before you sand it.

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    Fill it with normal body filler,sand it with fine paper,Prime it,spray then laquer.done mine a few times now they look like new when u take time over it

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    Where do I get the silver alloy wheel paint to match the colour I have primer and laquer just need the paint do halfords do it

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    Think its star silver 3 mate but i would wait for 2nd opinion

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    Signumboy used/uses, Mazda-Starlight Silver - code V22. might be worth looking at this first. Everyone i know in the car repair trade uses star silver, but on a star silver car (if yours is) it might not look right...

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