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Kerbed archnid wheel

Discussion in 'Model S' started by LoveEV, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. LoveEV

    LoveEV Member

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    Really annoyed. Managed to kerb one of my arachnid wheels during autopark. As the wheels are forged is a standard wheel repair with filler the best option or is there anything harder wearing ?
     

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  2. onautopilot

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    That’s not bad at all. I kept mine perfect for about 6 months, and then... I used a small file to smooth out the roughness and then the silver wheel paint from Tesla. Not perfect but pretty close.
     
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  3. dark cloud

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    If you just sand that out you may be happy without filler; maybe even without paint. Mask off the area to protect the unscripted area, then use 600 grit then 1000 grit and I think you will be satisfied. If you want to paint it use the playing cards trick to protect the rubber. But you can get a metalized bondo filler; filler with metal in it for strength. I did see one with kevlar recently but have not tried it.

    https://www.amazon.com/3M-Bondo-90451-Reinforced-Filler/dp/B010AGXBUO
     
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  4. snd92

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    Arachnids are not really forged, they are rotary forged or hybrid forged, just as Vossen VFS series. If nobody believes me, just ask any trusted wheel shop to have a look.
     
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