Forgive my ignorance/inexperience since I don't usually have painted alloy rims, or at least none that I really cared much about keeping up. However, I'd be interested to hear from people with real first hand knowledge about these processes. What are reasonable expectations for avoiding nicks, gouges and severe scuffs? Is it just something to expect and feel lucky when it doesn't happen? I know one shouldn't expect rims to come back looking like complete curb rash but is it simply luck of the draw to avoid all damage from these maintenance tasks?