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Kerbed my alloy quite badly, repair or replace?

Kurbed my alloy a couple of months back and still haven't got round to doing anything about it. As I'm getting new tyres soon I thought I best do the wheel aswell, the wheel is fine all the way round apart from this one bit of bad kurbing. Photo says it all really, behind the 'lip' of the alloy has been duffed aswell so it's not just on the surface and will need filling or welding or something similar. Question is should I repair it or replace with one of those replica's on eBay? I don't want some half arsed job doing where they just bang some filler on it as that surely won't last long. Or is it as bad as I actually think it is ?
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That's nothing, just a quick refurb. Any half decent place will sort that out no problem with no fuss
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That's nothing. The filler you need to use is NOT the same as bog standard bodywork filler. Have a search for 'chemical metal'.

I bought some alloys, far worse than that for my daughter's car, and I have to say I was very pleased with the result. The idea being to practice before tackiling some light kerbing on one or two of mine...that I still haven't got round to.

It's not easy to do a spot fix as matching the paint is nigh on impossible, which means you'll either have an odd wheel colour-wise or you have to do all 4.

A professional refurbisher may be able to match the colour and should be around 50 each.

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