I've had far worse.
They'll be a bit annoying for a while but they'll smooth out.
No need to replace a rim.
Your friend owes you beer, though.
Thanks Metzinger for the quick answer. I'd like to spend the next 30 minutes venting about what a ****** he is, because he looked at it, said sorry and walked away. He rides a wal-mart bike (I guess that says enough)
Originally Posted by Metzinger
anyways, thanks again! It puts my mind at ease!
If you can feel the scuffed part enough to annoy you as it goes through the brakes you can use something finely abrasive to smooth it out a little. Emery cloth, steel wool, brillo pad, fine sand paper...
don't try this at home.
Wet and dry 320 or 400 grit sandpaper can smooth it out. But, even with this fine grit, it's easy to sand too much and make a low spot on the rim. So just reduce any ridges sticking up, don't try to remove the scratches from the braking surface.
You guys are awesome thank you so much!
I hope this thread will be of use to someone else too.
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It'll eventually smooth out. If you find it annoying, then sand it down
This same question was answered only a couple months ago...
Search is your friend.
Haha, I had a feeling this was going to come up. I do apologize, Actually I'm not new to forums at all. (I been on automotive/audio forums for the last 8 years) That probably doesn't excuse me reposting, but searching for "damaged rim" does return a LOT of results.
Originally Posted by mrrabbit
If a moderator feel it necessary to close or get rid of this thread, I'd understand. Thanks again guys!
I don't recall calling him my "friend" in any of my posts! I believe I referred to him as "roommate". hehe.
Originally Posted by ls01