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Any recommendation on Rim Repair Center?

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  1. Hinson Lai

    Hinson Lai Member

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    Hi all,

    I scratched my 21" gray turbine rim? No idea if its hard to do a repair on these kind of rim. Do anyone here have experienced with a good rim repair shop? Found 鈴師傅 somewhere on the forum. Any one have experience with them?



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    I went to 鈴師傅 couple times - they are good but I think is comparatively expensive.

    Can consider to buy a stuff call alloygator which I installed too - can really protect you from the wheel damage.
     
  4. MingMan

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    Can you tell where to buy the alloygator? Does the seller install it or I have to DIY?
     
  5. erikku80

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    I find a cfu in Ho Man Tin to install for me...he carries the alloygator too.
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  6. Mille Pun

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    Tesla Model S Wheel Bands

    what about this, is it useful? I always wonder if a plastic can really protect the rim in daily life?
     
  7. MingMan

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    Thanks! How much did the 4 bands and labour cost?
     
  8. erikku80

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    Around 1800.. Is expensive but I think it worths as the material is very hard and durable comparing to those Korean or mainland made soft rubber one. I chose the black one and is nearly noticeable

    the installation would require to take out some air from the tire and use hammer to punch it in so you will need a garage to do it.

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    I mean is nearly unnoticable


     
  9. MingMan

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    Many thanks! I will definitely do it as it costs a few hundred bucks to repair the scratches on the rims. BTW, did you do coating of your car? If so, what is your recommendation. My car is on the production queue and expected to arrive HK in 2-3 months.
     
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    Your pictures are appreciated
     
  11. erikku80

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    You can see the rim protector in the pic...

    For coating, I used Ceramic Pro to do outside + inside. I think they are very good but I didn't really compare with others so I can't say they are 'better'... but definitely I think they are expensive... they charged 9000 for exterior and 4500 for wheels, windows and interior... One thing interesting is they even have a shuttle service to take you home after you drop off your car.. and it was a brand new MBenz S class... haha
     
  12. laimanh

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    Can the installation of alloygator be done offsite, say at my own car park? Thanks.


     
  13. erikku80

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    I don't think so as the cfu has to take off your wheels and take out air on the tire and slot the alligator in.. I think they need the tire changing machine to do that...
     
  14. MingMan

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    Has the coating been put on the car in these photos? What do they coat for the inside and windows? One thing for sure is that the shuttle cost is included in the price. Hope that they did not use their customers' cars to provide the service. Otherwise, yours might have been a shuttle for .....
     
  15. erikku80

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    I think the coat has not been fully applied on the pic yet. They did the plastic and leather coating inside which they claim to be more dirt resistance .. I guess it's so in case of light color.

    i am pretty sure the car is the owner family car. The owner himself is a young guy but I guess he is from a rich family as you can see how much he have paid to make the shop so nice and proper. All the material he used is direct import from US which is very very fine.
     
  16. MingMan

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    Many thanks! May give it a try after collecting my MS.
     
  17. MrGrumpy

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    If you went for rim repair, possible to share photos of the repaired rim(s)? Thanks!
     
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    Hi, I have installed the Alloygator by a garage at Happy Valley. The installation should be smooth but once I drove my Tesla for a while, it happened an alert saying "Check rear left tire pressure" but it had no reading, just "-- bar". I reset the tire pressure sensor and the problem persisted. However, when I check the tire, it was not deflated even after one week time. Can someone shed me some light on how to handle this problem? Thanks.
     
  20. erikku80

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    I have an allagator installed but didn't has this issue .. I think probably tire pressure.. Why don't you go back to the shop and reinstall again. If it doesn't work still try rotate the wheel on left and right...
     

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