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Wheel Rash Mobile Repair

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by FlyYellow, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. FlyYellow

    FlyYellow Member

    Dec 22, 2012
    SF Bay Area
    Anyone have someone they used in the bay area for Mobile Wheel Rash Repair (presumably someone you recommend)...
  2. Jau24

    Jau24 Member

    Jan 1, 2014
    Bay Area
    Not mobile, but have used these guys in the past for my last car - Rite-Way Wire & Wheel Specialist in walnut creek. Wheel looked brand new after they worked on it. Great yelp reviews
  3. pimp-boy

    pimp-boy Member

    Feb 5, 2013
    Los Gatos
    I personally wouldn't recommend the mobile stations. All they do is grind down the wheel rash and then paint over it. If you're anal, you can see that the rim isn't circular anymore after grinding it down (especially if you have a deeper curb rash). They do a good job of matching the paint, but with the overspray (since they don't tape off areas), it get's all over and the surface of the rim is rough and not smooth from the paint and clear coat. Moving forward, I will be bringing it to a shop so that they can properly grind, fill in the grinded material and repaint and apply the clearcoat to the WHOLE rim.

    If you're not particular/anal, then the mobile stations will work for you.

  4. RichA

    RichA Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    Silicon Valley, CA
    I had two grey 21s repaired at the Telsa Burlingame Service Center. They have an outside guy that comes to the shop and does the work using his own equipment. He did a great job and you cannot see the damage, which was bad on one of the wheels. Not cheap but worth it and trust their recommendations. They said he has repaired a lot of 21s so guess I was in "good" company. $225 per wheel
  5. Chris TX

    Chris TX Active Member

    Sep 30, 2013
    Dallas, TX
    Mobile wheel repair will never last. If there's a chunk taken out of the wheel where it needs to be filled, they will use either body filler or some kind of epoxy filler, then paint over it. Aluminum heats up and cools down, and will pop off that filler over time. Get it done right (and it looks like the same price) and have the metal filled with metal. Here's the procedure that the place in Dallas I used for my two wheels uses: Wheel Technologies

    I was charged $125 a wheel when I went through Discount Tire for the road hazard (both tires where chunked as well.)

    Depending on the company's workload, it's usually a 24hr turnaround. The Model S is too precious (and expensive) to do the mobile wheel repair route.
  6. contaygious

    contaygious Active Member

    Jul 25, 2012
    Marina, San Francisco
    Wait tesla has repair people now? When i asked they said use a sharpie and i did and it is not as noticable now.

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