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Audi 2005 A4 1.8TQ SE with alloy wheels. Managed to rub a curb while parking last week, and put a nice scratch in one of my alloy wheels. Switched out the full-size spare for the damaged wheel, so at least I don't have to see it every day and remind myself of my stupidity. :crying:

What are my options for fixing the scratched wheel? My dealer (Maine) told me they have a company in Mass. that will fix wheels, but that company generally deals with bent rims (mine is scratched, but not bent). They suggest bringing the wheel by their body shop to have a look. . . . :crying:

Any suggestions as to how best to get the scratch out? I'd like to at least have the wheel usable (and not hideous) in a pinch. Ideally, would get the scratch completely out, and work the spare into the ongoing tire rotation. . . .

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I'll answer my own question here - - body shop took a look. The scratched rim can be sanded, filled (if necessary) and repainted. (Apparently, there is a specific paint that can be used - - matches the original factory finish on the rims).

Just in case anyone else out there parks as poorly as I did that day. . . . :angry:
 

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If they are BBS rims (OEM for many Audis), then you might be able to order touch-up paint directly from BBS. That is what I did for the BBS rims on my A6 after a careless tire installer nicked a spoke. My Allroad also has BBS rims, so it is possible that your A4 does too.
 

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I know this is an old thread, but Google "wheel refinishing" in your area. While not cheap, the process does restore your rims to showroom condition. I wouldn't do it at a body shop, stick to a specialist.

Mike
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