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Fixing curb rash

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by KMullen, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. KMullen

    KMullen Member

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    Not sure how to happened, but short of buying a new wheel what would anyone suggest? Filing it smooth, repainting and rebalancing?
     
  2. sbtz

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    Find a company that specializes in repairing curb rash - they're all magicians. I've had it done twice, and both times I couldn't even tell where the original rash was -- and it was reasonably priced.
     
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  3. Sprandt23

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    Absolutely look in to having it repaired. Here in the Midwest there is a great company (Alloy Wheel Repair Specialists) that I have used several times, and it ranges from $100-125 per wheel. You absolutely can't tell there was any damage after they are done. The company I use also balances after they are done as well.
     
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    You might also check with your local SC to see if they have a recommendation on a repair co. I found out after the fact the St. Louis SC uses that same company for their repairs.
     
  5. rdlink

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    I just had a really bad rash fixed on my BMW a couple of weeks ago while it was being serviced at the dealer. Cost me $125, and it looks like new. Now the Bimmer is ready to sell in prep for my Model 3's birth.
     
  6. Trevor B

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    Timely ... not sure how it happened as well, but there's a 1/2" rash now :(

    Will ask the folks at the SF SC. Any local recommendations?
     
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    #7 IAmNotARoleMdl, Aug 3, 2018
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    Had mine done at a local wheel specialist for $60. I also have powder coated wheels and you can’t even tell the difference. They are truly magicians.
     

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    Nice ... but I'm the Bay Area :(
     

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