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Kerbed my alloy today..what a idiot am I : /

Kerbed the front left alloy on my 159 today, my own fault, just was not paying attention...next decision is whether I should try and repair it myself or get a professional to do it...chr**t on a bike I am p****d at myself.

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Its quite hard to do them as the colour is hard to get right . Damo has a guy in tipperary that os supposed to be good . I hava an alloy to get done in the near future so will let you know . Not for a few weeks yet though.
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Get a professional to do it IMHO.
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Unless you've absolutely ruined it, leave it until you kerb the rest as well and then get them all done together.

It happens to the best of us.
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Do what Ciaran said easiesy way to do it.
 
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Unless you've absolutely ruined it, leave it until you kerb the rest as well and then get them all done together.

It happens to the best of us.
Yeah - it's hard to keep them perfect - you just have to plan on a refurb over the 4 wheels every few years I guess. What might help (it won't fix entirely) is a alloy scrtach repair kit you can pick in halford's or on-line at micks garage or the like - not a full blown home refurb kit, but just something to lesson the scratch impact.
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There 18s, aren't they...?

Easiest to bang. They just get sight of a kerb and it's game over.

All mine on the Brera were done multiple times in 3 years.

Just gave up in the end.


Someone on here posted a how-to repair/spray recently.
But looks like you need to be really patient with it to get
a good finish.

 
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Going to order a scratch repair kit and see if I can sort it out myself, saying that I would love to change my alloys...decisions..decisions!!
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Well i have read all your comments and i would like you to have a look at the job i did on my wheels for my 156. Basically i bought these supersport alloys off ebay for £80 then refurbed them myself and it took my a whole day, that was to sand then down, prime them, paint them and laquer them, jobs a gooden, i have also done my friends 147 wheels too. So personaly i would do them myself, you do need to have some understanding on how to use a spray gun though. Where are you based? I would do fix it for you? Anyway let me know what you think.

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This is the Irish Lounge so probably a bit too far away
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This is the Irish Lounge so probably a bit too far away
Well that is just a little too far for a scratch
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Well that is just a little too far for a scratch
Its the thought that counts Dave!!
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