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Curb rash .. need paint

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by instigator, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. instigator

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    Have a model 3 with standard Aero wheels, unfortunately just got curb rash scrapes. Anyone know a source for touch-up paint. Can't find a match on amazon.

    Lesson learned.. don't trust the sensors to detect getting too close along side a curb. rrrrr..
     
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  3. rcleverley

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    This product works well. I curb rashed my wheel a few days ago. I used 240, 800 and 1000 grit sandpaper in addition to that paint to get the attached (before and after) results. Essentially can't tell.
     

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    Wow you did a really great job! Can't see the damage.
     
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  5. Vintre

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    Once you get them painted, install RimBlades so you won't have to paint again.

    I scratched both passenger wheels within a month of ownership.

    Good luck,

    Vin
     
  6. madreag

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    This is very common with the Model 3s at my work parking lot. Almost like a right of passage. One of the owners said he covered up his using the Dupli-Color Dark Shadow Gray from amazon. Make sure you take the time to clean and sand the area well. His cover job definitely didn't look as good as rcleverley.
     
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  7. plasmo

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    Just curious, for those who still have their Aeros on, do these get scraped up with curb rash as well? Any pics?
     
  8. bt3k

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    They do, the aero covers do not cover the edge of the wheel.
     
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    #9 plasmo, Oct 14, 2018
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    ah, i see a video here with rim blade installation over Aeros:



    @bt3k -
    I meant to say has anyone had scrapes on their Aeros itself (the plastic part), or does the scrape usually only occur on the metal wheel rim when scraping a curb?
     
  10. AZWahoo

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    Taking the advice here. Rough spots sanded, awaiting delivery of paint from Amazon.
     
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