Repair damaged copper wheel trim?

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mluisbrown
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Post by mluisbrown »

Managed to scratch up one of the wheels on my Born, just the copper part. Any idea if there's an easy way to re-touch it or what it would take to get it properly fixed? I imagine that wheel repairers probably won't have that colour?

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Post by antoniomapinho »

The same happened to mine months ago and could use some thoughts. As far as I could gather, fixing it properly requires rectifying and painting all 4 of them, which is rather expensive.
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While you decide what to do,I'd recommend a splodge of clear coat on those scuffed parts before white worm cosmetic corrosion sets in.
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Post by Kieron »

I have a touch up pot for little nicks like that, believe the right colour is ‘Cup Copper 27A L27A’ from Xtremeautos. Would imagine they’ll do a spray can too. It looks exactly the same when compared to the paint swatch but as I haven’t used it yet, luckily, can not guarantee for definite but at £6, worth grabbing at the time.
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Post by Boris7 »

This is a bit of an issue with me SWMBO has only driven the born twice, dinked 2 wheels ☹️

Firstly the plastic covers are bolted on and easy to replace it seems, but you will need to take the wheel off. secondly a black sharpie pen and a copper sharpie pen give a good result (not great but good)
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Just ordered one of those copper touch up paint small bottles from XtremeAuto to give it a try. Postage to Portugal is more expensive than the product itself. Hope it works...
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antoniomapinho wrote:Just ordered one of those copper touch up paint small bottles from XtremeAuto to give it a try. Postage to Portugal is more expensive than the product itself. Hope it works...
Thanks! Do you have a link? I searched https://xtremeautoaccessories.co.uk/ and couldn't find the right paint :(
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mluisbrown wrote: Tue May 30, 2023 2:40 pm
antoniomapinho wrote:Just ordered one of those copper touch up paint small bottles from XtremeAuto to give it a try. Postage to Portugal is more expensive than the product itself. Hope it works...
Thanks! Do you have a link? I searched https://xtremeautoaccessories.co.uk/ and couldn't find the right paint :(
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Post by Mr0mega »

Thanks for the link, very helpful. Do you have the same for the black colour that goes with the copper?
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Update on this: ended up not getting the touch up paint. Got in touch with the seller who issued a refund on account of "I don't think its going to get to your location." (Portugal). So, back to square 1 :(.
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