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Touch up paint for 22" Onyx wheels

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by llngoc, Jul 10, 2016.

  1. llngoc

    llngoc Member

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    Got my first and really bad curb rash yesterday due to the extreme high curb side in SF. For a normal silver alloy wheel, it would have been passable but with a black wheel, it is sticking out like a sore thumb. Anyone know if I can get some touch up paint to cover it up? The scratches are "okay" but the exposed silver is a problem.

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    #2 Norge, Jul 12, 2016
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    Don't know about touch-up paint, but perhaps you should put on some rim protection. My wheels have Evannex' version; see photo. Perhaps the plastic ring rips off at first curb encounter, but it gives peace of mind that I've done what's possible to keep the wheels nice.
     
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    I had a similar issue and the service center said the paint is not out yet...but I feel like we should be able to get a color match somewhere. Hopefully someone will post a solution.
     
  4. llngoc

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    Thanks for the advice but in this case, the darn curb is so high that even the spoke was scratched...
     
  5. Kurt'sX

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    Just stopped into a Tesla Showroom and a Service Center attempting to find touch up for my 22" X rims......very hard to avoid all curb contact and rashes are common. Up to now Ive had great luck with using a black indelible Marks-A-Lot pen.....it does take a couple of coats to cover the silver, but it definitely looks better than the rash.
     
  6. Yinn

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    Touch it up with plastidip. Once it dries it goes matte just like the wheels themselves. Best part is that it's peelable. So once the official paint comes out; just peel it off and use the official paint. They sell for about $5 at your local autoparts store.
     
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    @Norge - I have heard that the Evannex rim protectors eventually come off at high speed - have you had any trouble with them? How long have you had them? With all of the DC parking I do I was thinking about getting them or maybe the ones that actually go on between the tire and the rim...
     

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