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Well I just got a pretty deep scratch on one of the rims on my RAV4 limited :cry:. I called Toyota and they do not sell touch-up paint for 'accessory items'. I was wondering if anyone has found a touch-up paint for the silver painted rims.
 

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'My boo-boo is at the outside edge of the rim next to the tire 'cause I used it to polish a conrete curb. I just want to cover up the rough spot which no longer looks smooth. Not critical actually but I hate the first thing that mars the near perfection of this machine (yeah right!)
 
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As a temporary fix I used a silver metallic Sharpie marker which made the scratch much less noticeable. I still want to find the matching touch-up paint and follow that up with clearcoat for the permanent fix.
 

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'My boo-boo is at the outside edge of the rim next to the tire 'cause I used it to polish a conrete curb. I just want to cover up the rough spot which no longer looks smooth. Not critical actually but I hate the first thing that mars the near perfection of this machine (yeah right!)
If you have a sport, just swap out the spare tire, it should be a alloy spare.
 
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The spare on the Sport is an alloy? Wow! The spare on the Limited is a steel rim.
 
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After lots of attempts with touch-up paint the scratch was still noticeable. I came across this service called Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists that specializes in repairing and repainting all types of rims. They have a mobile service and fixed my rim in less than 1 hour without removing the tire from the rim and the repair is perfect. They are a nationwide franchise and their main site is: http://www.mobilewheelrepair.com/ The Northern NJ contact I used is: http://www.bent-wheels.com/

I am not affiliated in anyway with this company, just a satisfied customer.
 

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I have a Toyota touchup paint in a silver shade that works excellent for touching small scratches on alloys, on almost any make of vehicle since most alloys are very close in color. Will post the color name and paint code when I get home.....

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$100.00 for the repair. I should have taken before and after pictures. The scratch was caused by one of those bicycle pegs and was very deep right across the spoke.
 

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I have a Toyota touchup paint in a silver shade that works excellent for touching small scratches on alloys, on almost any make of vehicle since most alloys are very close in color. Will post the color name and paint code when I get home.....
Found it, actually it's not a Toyota color, but a Subaru color, but it works good on most generically colored alloy rims - without the polished clear glossy finish - like what we have on the 4.3's. Color is called "Quicksilver", Dupli-Color makes it, part # is SU 01345. Comes with dual brush/ball point applicator. Got it in either Auto Zone or Advanced Auto Parts. Been using it for nicks & small scratches, color matches very well, just apply very sparingly......

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Like a good boy, I did a search and found this old topic. I noticed on one of my Sport rims a small bubble on the paint, probably from road salt. Can one lightly sand the area and apply some silver paint? I'll be taking the wheels off in a couple weeks and plan to clean them up, wax them, and put them away for the spring.
 
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