Show Your Support Become A Premier Member


Activity Stream: Show All | New Threads | New Posts | New Pictures | Popular Threads | Lonely Threads | Only Vendor Threads | New Picture Comments | New Profile Comments |
Go Back   G35Driver > Tech Area - V35 > Brakes, Suspension, Wheels & Tires > Wheels & Tires
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Welcome to G35Driver.com!
Welcome to G35Driver.com.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, at no cost, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, join G35Driver.com community today!


Reply
 
 
 
submit to reddit
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-27-2011, 04:04 AM
Registered User
Points: 7,265, Level: 56
Points: 7,265, Level: 56 Points: 7,265, Level: 56 Points: 7,265, Level: 56
Level up: 58%, 85 Points needed
Level up: 58% Level up: 58% Level up: 58%
Activity: 1.8%
Activity: 1.8% Activity: 1.8% Activity: 1.8%
2005 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 620
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader: (2)
How to get rid of curb rash?

I got axis penta's with chrome/polished lip. Few days ago I hit the curb in a drive-thru trying to avoid a huge pot hole!
Now I got a 3" long curb rash on the very tip of the lip. The rash is around 1/2" in height but 3" long.
Is there a way to get rid of curb rashes?? Can I get one of those very light steel wool and try to buff it out??

I'll post pics tomorrow.
Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-27-2011, 04:29 AM
Registered User
Points: 25,342, Level: 95
Points: 25,342, Level: 95 Points: 25,342, Level: 95 Points: 25,342, Level: 95
Level up: 99%, 8 Points needed
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 2.5%
Activity: 2.5% Activity: 2.5% Activity: 2.5%
2003 Infiniti G35
My Garage
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 14,517
Thanks: 50
Thanked 964 Times in 652 Posts
iTrader: (69)
Stop hitting curbs is the best way to get rid of it....

Post pics, impossible to suggest unless you know how deep it is.
__________________
IG: RighteousGarage
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-27-2011, 10:08 AM
Xet Xet is offline
Registered User
Points: 9,077, Level: 64
Points: 9,077, Level: 64 Points: 9,077, Level: 64 Points: 9,077, Level: 64
Level up: 9%, 273 Points needed
Level up: 9% Level up: 9% Level up: 9%
Activity: 18.1%
Activity: 18.1% Activity: 18.1% Activity: 18.1%
Garage is empty, add now
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: sj
Posts: 4,200
Thanks: 98
Thanked 168 Times in 140 Posts
iTrader: (8)
chrome/polished lip you will likely not be able to repair it yourself and will have to pay a bit to have it fixed, but post pics to see how severe it really is
__________________
05 DG 6mt coupe
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-08-2011, 05:04 AM
Registered User
Points: 7,265, Level: 56
Points: 7,265, Level: 56 Points: 7,265, Level: 56 Points: 7,265, Level: 56
Level up: 58%, 85 Points needed
Level up: 58% Level up: 58% Level up: 58%
Activity: 1.8%
Activity: 1.8% Activity: 1.8% Activity: 1.8%
2005 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 620
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Finally got the chance to post some pics of my curb rash on my new rims.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
Click the image to open in full size.
What do you guys think??
The rash isnt that deep but around 3 inches long.. Is there a way I could try to buff out the rash with some light steel wool?? without damaging the chrome/polish finish??

pic of my car;
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
05 G35x- DG, + mods http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3103506

Last edited by jin22gt; 10-08-2011 at 05:09 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-08-2011, 07:56 AM
Registered User
Points: 2,718, Level: 31
Points: 2,718, Level: 31 Points: 2,718, Level: 31 Points: 2,718, Level: 31
Level up: 79%, 32 Points needed
Level up: 79% Level up: 79% Level up: 79%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
2003 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: 614
Posts: 622
Thanks: 84
Thanked 53 Times in 39 Posts
iTrader: (3)
I take care of my rashes with a bit of gold bond and some TLC.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-08-2011, 12:15 PM
Registered User
Points: 8,008, Level: 60
Points: 8,008, Level: 60 Points: 8,008, Level: 60 Points: 8,008, Level: 60
Level up: 29%, 142 Points needed
Level up: 29% Level up: 29% Level up: 29%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
2004 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: GTA, Canada
Posts: 2,871
Thanks: 160
Thanked 349 Times in 232 Posts
iTrader: (29)
you can sand it down then polish it out....same process used for polishing engine parts
__________________
PM me if you need help with your door lock actuator in the Toronto area
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-08-2011, 12:26 PM
Registered User
Points: 12,321, Level: 72
Points: 12,321, Level: 72 Points: 12,321, Level: 72 Points: 12,321, Level: 72
Level up: 68%, 129 Points needed
Level up: 68% Level up: 68% Level up: 68%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
2003 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bowling Green Ky (Home of the Corvette)
Posts: 1,698
Thanks: 7
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
iTrader: (81)
Looks like you can start with a file to smooth down the roughness. Then follow it up w/ wet sand paper. Start out with 400, 800, 1000 then finish it up w/ 1500 to 2000. Then finish it up w/ aluminum polish. Should make it alot less noticeable.
GL!
__________________
03 Desert Platinum Sedan / JDM Clear Corners / K&N / Nismo Underbody Diffusers / NISMO Aero
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 19kdrill For This Useful Post:
dj714 (11-29-2012)
  #8  
Old 10-08-2011, 12:45 PM
Registered User
Points: 8,008, Level: 60
Points: 8,008, Level: 60 Points: 8,008, Level: 60 Points: 8,008, Level: 60
Level up: 29%, 142 Points needed
Level up: 29% Level up: 29% Level up: 29%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
2004 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: GTA, Canada
Posts: 2,871
Thanks: 160
Thanked 349 Times in 232 Posts
iTrader: (29)
everyone on caswell seems to say anything more than 600 grit on aluminium is overkill. They all go 80, 150, 240, 360, 4**, 600, then straight to polish
__________________
PM me if you need help with your door lock actuator in the Toronto area
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to redpearl99 For This Useful Post:
dj714 (11-29-2012)
  #9  
Old 10-08-2011, 02:07 PM
Registered User
Points: 12,321, Level: 72
Points: 12,321, Level: 72 Points: 12,321, Level: 72 Points: 12,321, Level: 72
Level up: 68%, 129 Points needed
Level up: 68% Level up: 68% Level up: 68%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
2003 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bowling Green Ky (Home of the Corvette)
Posts: 1,698
Thanks: 7
Thanked 32 Times in 29 Posts
iTrader: (81)
You can use whatever grit you like. The higher grit count = the less effort you have to put into polish to eliminate scratch marks. If the wheels are highly polished, you'll want to up the grit count (maybe 2000 is overkill, but IMO, 1000 and 1500 are not), to aid the polishing, especially if you're doing it by hand.

Edit: I looked at the Caswell's site on buffing/polishing. They are following up the 600 w/ polishing compounds which have abrasive properties (hence the different types of compounds they offer) to reduce scratches after sanding. This is what your higher cound wet sand will accomplish, as well. Either way would be fine, you can usually get an assortment pack of wet sand paper to save a little money versus purchasing different grades of polishing compound to complete the job.

Good info though: http://www.caswellplating.com/buffs/buffman.htm
__________________
03 Desert Platinum Sedan / JDM Clear Corners / K&N / Nismo Underbody Diffusers / NISMO Aero

Last edited by 19kdrill; 10-08-2011 at 02:14 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-08-2011, 03:24 PM
Registered User
Points: 25,342, Level: 95
Points: 25,342, Level: 95 Points: 25,342, Level: 95 Points: 25,342, Level: 95
Level up: 99%, 8 Points needed
Level up: 99% Level up: 99% Level up: 99%
Activity: 2.5%
Activity: 2.5% Activity: 2.5% Activity: 2.5%
2003 Infiniti G35
My Garage
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 14,517
Thanks: 50
Thanked 964 Times in 652 Posts
iTrader: (69)
This doesn't look bad at all, starting with 80 is going to do more harm than good.

Start as high as you can to see if you can clean it up without taking off too much metal. This is one of those measure twice cut once.... but you can't measure so inch towards it best you can.
__________________
IG: RighteousGarage
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-08-2011, 03:50 PM
Registered User
Points: 8,008, Level: 60
Points: 8,008, Level: 60 Points: 8,008, Level: 60 Points: 8,008, Level: 60
Level up: 29%, 142 Points needed
Level up: 29% Level up: 29% Level up: 29%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
2004 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: GTA, Canada
Posts: 2,871
Thanks: 160
Thanked 349 Times in 232 Posts
iTrader: (29)
yea 80 would be too much for the OP's application, i was referring to general cast aluminium polishing process
__________________
PM me if you need help with your door lock actuator in the Toronto area
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-08-2011, 10:39 PM
gary c's Avatar
SLICK
Points: 24,188, Level: 94
Points: 24,188, Level: 94 Points: 24,188, Level: 94 Points: 24,188, Level: 94
Level up: 84%, 162 Points needed
Level up: 84% Level up: 84% Level up: 84%
Activity: 61.2%
Activity: 61.2% Activity: 61.2% Activity: 61.2%
2004 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Valencia, Ca
Posts: 16,682
Thanks: 67
Thanked 737 Times in 647 Posts
iTrader: (10)
You might be able to make it look fair using methods mentioned by member above but if you want it to disappear find a wheel repair shop in your area and have it done right. Small rash like that shouldn't cost you too much....
Gary
__________________
G35C "Twilight Blue" Volk SF Winnings/MichelinSS/DBA/Hawk/StillenSways/PowerGrid/UpperStrut Bar/Tein/TokicoDs/Nismo/Fjuita/MD1/2"SpacerISO/HKS Exhaust+XPipe/Fast Intentions/SXEXCX/Gordee/NRG/Gialla/KurumaZ/Impul/Projectors/JDM Tails & Clears/Debadged/KJ Knob/Autometer/SAMCO/AMSOIL/WIX/Osiris
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-09-2011, 01:21 AM
Registered User
Points: 7,265, Level: 56
Points: 7,265, Level: 56 Points: 7,265, Level: 56 Points: 7,265, Level: 56
Level up: 58%, 85 Points needed
Level up: 58% Level up: 58% Level up: 58%
Activity: 1.8%
Activity: 1.8% Activity: 1.8% Activity: 1.8%
2005 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 620
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts
iTrader: (2)
Thanks for the help guys.
I think im gonna try to sand it down. But wouldnt sanding a polish lip make it dull and put scratches on the finish???
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-09-2011, 01:25 AM
thescreensavers's Avatar
Mr.202?
Points: 17,173, Level: 83
Points: 17,173, Level: 83 Points: 17,173, Level: 83 Points: 17,173, Level: 83
Level up: 65%, 177 Points needed
Level up: 65% Level up: 65% Level up: 65%
Activity: 4.5%
Activity: 4.5% Activity: 4.5% Activity: 4.5%
2005 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Miami,FL
Posts: 9,753
Thanks: 34
Thanked 197 Times in 160 Posts
iTrader: (10)
Send a message via AIM to thescreensavers Send a message via MSN to thescreensavers
Click the image to open in full size.
__________________
SFL G Club
05 OB SedanS ( Totaled )
2013 Subaru WRX Limited
GTWORX Cup Kit w/RCE Yellows - RCE Swaybars - Kartboy Endlinks - Muffler Delete - + Many More
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-09-2011, 01:47 AM
Registered User
Points: 8,008, Level: 60
Points: 8,008, Level: 60 Points: 8,008, Level: 60 Points: 8,008, Level: 60
Level up: 29%, 142 Points needed
Level up: 29% Level up: 29% Level up: 29%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
2004 Infiniti G35
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: GTA, Canada
Posts: 2,871
Thanks: 160
Thanked 349 Times in 232 Posts
iTrader: (29)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jin22gt View Post
Thanks for the help guys.
I think im gonna try to sand it down. But wouldnt sanding a polish lip make it dull and put scratches on the finish???
that's why you have to use polishing compound to buff out the sanding scratches

go get yourself an aluminum polishing set from harbour freight, it's on sale right now for $15
__________________
PM me if you need help with your door lock actuator in the Toronto area
Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2011, 01:47 AM
 
 
 
submit to reddit
Reply

Tags
aluminum, chrome, curb, curbed, diy, g35, g37, grind, lip, lips, polishing, rash, rashes, rid, rim, rims, tire


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2002 - 2008, G35DRIVER.COM All Rights Reserved.
Advertising - Terms of Service - Privacy Statement - JOBS


G35Driver.com | My350Z.com | MyG37.com | ZDriver.com |

Everyone's Contact Details