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Curb Rash - Fixes in Florida?

Discussion in 'Florida' started by robaross, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. robaross

    robaross P4550

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    Anyone in SFL, WPB area, had a wheel repaired for curb rash. If so, where, how much, and were you satisfied with the results?
     
  2. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Tesla service center in Tampa took care of mine; they gently grind it smooth and then powder coat. They send it out but it was done within 24hrs and the cost was $160.

    Repair is impossible to see - very happy with the outcome. Maybe you want to see if Dania Beach can handle it for you?
     
  3. Owner

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    Interesting. I didn't expect Tesla to fix curb rash. Was that $160 for one or four wheels?:wink:

     
  4. aviators99

    aviators99 Model S - R140

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    1 Wheel. Dania Beach does it too.
     
  5. DrComputer

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  6. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    1 wheel.

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    Mod Note: everyone is free to post, but I updated the thread title to make it clear this is a Florida thread looking for local solutions.

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    Note that you have to be a little handy with tools to fit these yourself. Someone did tell me that Tesla will not install these for you due to liability reasons.
     
  7. DrComputer

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    True, but here in LA I talked to the local service center and they happily referred me to a wheel guy they use who installed them for $150. I'd ask your Florida service center for a referral too.
     
  8. TampaLiam

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    I just have my SIXTH rim repair by the alloy repair guy that Tampa Service Center uses. Argh!

    Yes, I have alloy gators... in my garage at home.
    I just couldn't come to deal with the appearance of them.... and I've been paying a hefty price for this.
     
  9. NigelM

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    No bulk discount?? :wink:
     
  10. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    Ouch! I had my two rears (on my Roadster) done for well under that. Tires Plus chipped a wheel and offered to have it fixed. The other wheel needed work, so I had the guy do the second one on my tab. The total was around $120 as I remember. This guy has a truck with everything needed to repair/straighten alloy wheels. He did a fantastic job and I would highly recommend him. Not sure what his area is though (he may only be east-coast of Florida.)
    wheel repair.jpg
     
  11. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    Did that include powder coating?
     
  12. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    Dunno - they were sanded, prepped and painted (black).
     
  13. NigelM

    NigelM Recovering Member

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    I'd guess that was where the price difference came in.
     
  14. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    My understanding from the guy that did my wheels was that all alloy wheels are painted (they just look like they are "natural"). He paints them then applies a clear coat (to the black too.) I don't think there was any heating process (powder-coating) done.)
     
  15. NigelM

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    Model S wheels are definitely powder coated.
     
  16. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    And bigger!
     
  17. NigelM

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    True. ;-)
     
  18. bobinfla

    bobinfla S-Vin 4086 Rdstr-Vin 0019

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    Just had our S in for the annual (which means 9 months) maintenance at Tampa Service Center, which was to include fixing the wheel I scuffed (man, that S really is a lot wider than the Roadster). They were observant enough and kind enough to point out the rash on two of the other wheels, so we ended up having three of them done. Came out looking great, but no multi-wheel discount. I think they charged $180 per wheel.
     
  19. Arnold Panz

    Arnold Panz Model Sig 304, VIN 542

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    I just had my yearly service and did two wheels at Dania Beach for $180 each wheel. Tesla doesn't recommend using Gator rim protectors (I asked), at least on the 21" rims, because it causes (slight) separation between tire and rim.

    It took me months to get used to driving such a wide car, but (fingersc crossed) I haven't hit a tire in awhile and know how to avoid danger spots now, so hopefully year two will go much better on this front!
     
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    Any recommendations outside of the service centers?
     

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