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ATTN: Would you like to get your wheels with curb rash fix?

Discussion in 'Model S' started by sickfox, Dec 8, 2015.

  1. sickfox

    sickfox Member

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    Playing infomercial music...

    MS Owners:
    Do you have any OEM or aftermarket wheels that have curb rash?
    Do you think about it every night wishing you didn't let your wife drive your car? (j/k) :tongue:
    Would you like to get it fix and pay a decent price?
    If so....

    Sponsors or Repair Shop:
    Do we have any sponsors in the forum that fixes curb rash?
    If so, do you fix aftermarket wheels and/or OEM wheels?
    Are you interested in group buy/fix?

    If you answer Yes to all these question, the wait is over...

    In all seriousness, I would like my aftermarket wheels to get fix. I have three wheels that have curb rash. I'm not saying who did it but the word starts with a letter 'W' and it rhymes with 'Life'. I'm looking for sponsors or shops that is willing to do a group buy/fix and that can offer forum members a fair & decent price. In addition, I'm also opening it to any forum members who are in the same boat as me and interested in getting their wheels fix and pay a fair price...

    If you are a sponsor or if you know a shop, and if you are an owner and interested in this, please ping me and we can start a list.

    Location: San Francisco Bay Area

    Mods: Please feel free to move my post to the appropriate location. I was trying to post under Wheels, Tires and Suspension - Sponsored but I didn't have the option to Post New Thread.
     
  2. Caligula

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    I find that the mobile guys do just a good a job as the shops (with moderate to minor damage anyway), and they typically cut deals for multiple wheels .

    Pro tip: most of these guys also give cash discounts... think old school cable guy bribe style.
     
  3. islandbayy

    islandbayy Active Member

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    Prevent Curb Rash from the beginning: Tesla Model S Wheel Bands

    I just had a nasty curb hit after a kid on a bike went full speed off a curb in front of me at the post office. Not one bit of damage to the rim, the band got scuffed royally, but that is a snap in replaceable item that can be replaced after a hit. 100% worth it. Any they look good. See my Video thread in the Media section (I dont want to spam my videos) for install of the bands, and I am uploading a video this as of right now, showing the band damage but the rim survived without a scratch, that will be in the Media section late tonight or tomorrow morning.

    Once again, 100% worth it. IMG_8083.jpg
     
  4. artsci

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    I recommend you try AlloyWheelRepairSpecialists. The have a number of shops in California. I've used their Baltimore franchise to repair bent wheels (stock 21" and aftermarket 20") and to fix curb rash. The do very good work.
     
  5. sickfox

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    Thanks folks for the reply. I've actually bookmark some threads here in the forum regarding curb rashes and I've been researching shops who fixes them. I have aftermarket wheels and it's painful to see them 'broken.' See below. :crying: Having said that, I'm leaning towards shops that take their time to fix rashes like these and do quality work, no DIYs for me. I'll leave it to the professionals. :cool: For mobile fixers, I have no experience with them so my first initial reaction is that their job is rushed - wham bam thank you ma'am! The chrome part is scraped so I want to make sure that the chrome is 'treated' properly, so that it won't fade or rust in the future.

    I wanted to see if any forum members knows a shop or sponsors that does quality work and if they are open to group service, please let me know. Much appreciated.

    Artsci - I'll check out AlloyWheelsRepairSpecialist. I'll give them a call. Thanks.

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    Pardon the dirtiness...
     
  6. jaguar36

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    I frequently see their truck at the BMW dealer, any idea how much it is to fix curb rash?
     
  7. calisnow

    calisnow Active Member

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    I used, for many years, a company in California called Wheels America - they have a large facility and can fix severe damage for a fixed price. I've also tried mobile guys and I haven't found their quality to be as good. A real shop will take the tire off the wheel completely. Wheels America also does 24 hour turnaround and will provide discounts on multiple wheels.

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    With all due respect putting red rubber bands on the wheels of your elegant vehicle is - tasteless. Those are the pocket protectors of the car world. Curb rash and the money spent to fix it is simply something you live with in the world of sports cars with large wheels - or you learn to drive and don't hit curbs.
     
  8. Pinot.Noir

    Pinot.Noir Member

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    +1. These are as fugly as the red piping on performance seats. To each their own.
     

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