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Curb rash repair

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by ssllii, Aug 15, 2018.

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  1. ssllii

    ssllii New Member

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    Within the first couple weeks of driving my Model 3, I scrapped the left front rim very badly-all the way around the rim. I just got a quote for $180 to repair it.
    Does anyone have a good referral for the East Bay area of San Francisco so I can get another quote?
    TIA.
     
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    Sounds spot on for a full rash.
     
  3. commasign

    commasign Tesla Superfan

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    Call your local service center. They should be able to refer you to a good local mobile wheel repair service. In Sacramento, the Tesla recommended wheel repair service charges $130 per wheel.
     
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    mobile rim repair guys are awesome but from what i’ve seen the paint/clear does not last very long. if you’re anal, i’d recommend getting it done by rim repair specialists
     
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    The quote I got was from a guy referred to by the local Tesla service center.
     
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    Depending on how severe, I just used some 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper. Took the scratches out with minimum effort.
     
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    joefee 3M+ page views on TMC Threads

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    New rim is not much more...call SC for quote:

    Below you will find your local rim prices.
    $230.00 Primacy MX M4's
    $280.00 Continental extreme contact
    $230.00 Good Year Eagle Touring
    $280.00 Good Year Eagle RS

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    That’s the price for a rim repair??? That’s expensive!! Down here in vegas it cost $125
     
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    Em.. arn't those tire prices? We talking about tires or rims here?
     
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    What kind of wheels do you have?
    This is one possible advantage of Aero hubcaps. They are generally cheaper to replace than rim repair.
     
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    The rim sticks out further than the Aero cap, so you'll grind the lip of the rim. Ask me how I know...
     
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    Rim cost is different because of tire size...don't know why...thats how the Service Center quoted the rim price. Someone should check with their SC to do a cross check to see if this is correct.
     
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    seems cheap for the actual rim... those are pretty close to tire prices. But pretty cool, if accurate.
     
  15. Nevertipsy

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    I got rim rash on my back right wheel at the Costa mesa service center cause i was afraid i was blocking someone, no audible sensors or anything, just the sound of grinding. I bought the color pen, spent 30 minutes cleaning it up and using the Touch up pen everyone recommends. Barely noticeable now. Shi* happens, rather put the money towards next car or PPF.
     
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    This pen works great for aeros.
     
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    I used RimPro-Tec for my 19" rims. We unfortunately hit a really high curb and fortunately the rash was only on the rim edges. Used this rim "protector" just for piece of mind that touching the curb won't damage rim paint. Here's the review and pictures of it on my M3 multicoat red. Before installing this product I used a Dremel tool to flatten out the curb rash for maximum adhesion on the impacted rim.

    hope this helps with options on protecting your rims!

     

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