Well I wound up finally getting a curb... it was the first time I think I have ever done that... anyway. I decided I would go ahead and post up how I fixed it. This is for a 2011 or 2012 wheel, but the principal is the same obviously.
Here is how the wheel started out:
I start out with 220 grit paper and as you can see I keep my fingers against the paper to keep it flat, this particular rash didn't have any metal sticking out, so it just needed a nice roughing up, it's best to go a little bit past the rash so that the filler will stick well to the wheel.
It should look a bit like this when finished the first sanding
Spray the wheel down with a dawn and alcohol mixture dilluted with water of course.
Here's the filler I used:
You can use something to spread the filler, however, on the side of the wheel much of it would wind up between the wheel and tire which wouldn't be easy to sand out. I just put some on my finger. Spread it as fast as you can, as it starts to set pretty quickly.
Use a thin layer of filler and let it set up for a few hours. Sand and reapply as needed With 320 or 400 grit paper, sand very gently. In this case it was done until most of the rash was filled.
Another layer added:
Second coat sanded:
With most of the rash now filled, I use the spot filler glaze on the wheel to fill any small pinholes, or thin lines that the metal filler didn't take care of. Again, this also dries very quickly.
The spot filler sanded... add coats as needed:
I'm not really to worried about the primer on the tire... I can get it off of there pretty easily. I spray all of the spots where the sanding was done of course.
Here's a small area where a little to much paint came out... it will be taken care of during the next sanding process and be flattened out.
As you can see, it's come out pretty smooth... I was happy with it. Instead of paying over 100.00 at my local paint shops to match it, I bought a few different cans of the closest colors I could see next to the wheel... one of them being duplicolor's wheel paint.
I will post the final pictures after I let the paint cure for 48 hours... 600 grit will be used to smooth the paint and to also blend the primer into the OE paint. However, some of you may want to paint your wheels a whole different color anyway.
Hopefully this helps some of you out if you choose to do this yourself and save some money.