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Argh! Autopark hit my powdercoated rim today!

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by rjdoc74, May 13, 2017.

  1. rjdoc74

    rjdoc74 Member

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    Title says it all. While auto-parking, I noticed that the car was turning too close to the curb. While straightening the front wheel, it hit the curb. Now I have a metallic shiny silver rash on my powdercoated black wheels. I didn't take pictures since I can't stand looking at it :( I will park myself from now on.
     
  2. azred

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    Never did believe the precision needed when parking next to a curb could possibly be good enough.
     
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  3. zackmilo

    zackmilo No chrome for me!

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    Send pics. I just curbed mine yesterday!!
     
  4. rjdoc74

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    I temporarily covered them with some black plastidip I had from before. I ordered sandpaper and touch up paint from Ebay.
     
  5. David29

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    Something similar happened to me in my Model S a year or so ago. Right rear wheel rim scraped the curb. It seemed as if the curb was a nice, square granite curb that "should" have been high enough to be visible to the sensor, but maybe not. I have continued to use the feature since then, but not often, and it has missed the curb every time since then.
     
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  6. Jimmy 1

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    Google "alloy rim repair" in your area, there are usually mobile guys that do this for a living. Usually about $70-90/wheel.
     
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