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just had to take evasive action when some herbert towing a trailor didnt allow for it when turning !  2015 STI nearside rear wheel damage. 3 inches of paint along the rim now missing but cannot believe how thick the paint is now its off the rim. Advice please.

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Hi AJ, I had a similar issue with my 2017 STI when the wife drive it for the first time!!!! I wasn't happy! I had a about 2 inches taken off... Looked into getting a refurb, but couldn't get a guarantee of colour match to the other alloys! Seems to be common across the industry as manufacturers don't share the paint codes! The alternative is a repair... for this they rub down the affected area then spray and blend in the affected area... about the same cost which ever route you go down - between £65-£90 depending on who you use...

As a temporary measure, and due to a stroke of luck I had someone visit the family car to do a windscreen repair and chap that came out also does wheel repairs... he just did a touch up for me on the affected wheel to take the 'eye' off the damage and its worked really well. I'll probably get a proper repair done at some point in the future but for now it will do...

I know what you mean about he depth of paint though!!!! It is incredibly thin!

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If you go to a paint shop or repair shop that has a scanner they will match the paint exact.some of these wheel repairers that come out and fix it you at home will do it also.or you can have it powder coated but not garanteed same colour and will mean leaving the wheels.a naighbour had his done at side road and you can not see the repair on his.i would give one them a try.

 

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Thanks for the replies. I have scoured halfrauds and got a BMW Black Metallic touch up paint that seems to be at first glance as near as i can get to "Hide" the obvious. I have seen on various sites and threads that subaru will not offer paint codes to the general public on these wheels (for obvious dealer trade financials ! ) are these wheels powder coated and need a full wheel done or can a repair be effected with building up layers of paint if the correct paint code is known ?

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