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Wheel rim 20 gray - exact colour kit

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by schweiz82, Jan 2, 2020.

  1. schweiz82

    schweiz82 New Member

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    Hello to all,
    I write from Switzerland where I own a model 3 performance, white with 20 dark gray-black rims.

    Very nice but my wife had a meeting with a sidewalk, and I'm looking for a color retouching kit.

    do you have a suggestion? I find "space gray" or "metallic gray" but not exactly the color.
    Thanks if anyone can help me
     
  2. webbah

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    Where are you located in Switzerland? In Geneva we have a shop called “SOS Jantes” that does great work at repairs. Otherwise in the German region I’d suggest giving the Schlieren SC a call and speak to Christian or Rolf. They can advise you.
     
  3. schweiz82

    schweiz82 New Member

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    I live in engadin, far from everywhere.....
     
  4. webbah

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    Any competent body shop can color match using a special tool with a sensor. I’d check local body shops.
     
  5. Dolemite

    Dolemite is my name

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    If you're anal and especially if you have a brand new car, have it professionally repaired. I've curbed wheels in the past and tried extensively to DIY a satisfactory repair, with no luck. I curbed the *sugar* out of two 18" factory wheels on my Model 3 in less than 2K miles. :) both times while moving forward, not parking. That's what happens when you replace a car you've been driving for 10 years with one that's 4.5" wider with a faster steering ratio & 235 tires on a 8.5" rim. Once I get used to it, I'll simply replace them.
     
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    Worst case you can always purchase a new wheel from Tesla.
     
  7. i2fat2kidnap

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    I’d also like to know the paint code for these. Is it the same Sonic Carbon used on Model S wheels?
     
  8. turns2stone

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    I have this same car/wheels and got a scratch (detailed here), and I ordered this paint: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HE66OK8/

    It won't arrive for a couple of days, and I won't be able to apply it until next weekend. But I can report back on the match and will provide pictures. Check back in my main thread in 7-8 days for updates.
     
  9. phxable

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    I have same issue, scratched on the side surface. Did you touch up your wheel? If you did, how it look?
     
  10. turns2stone

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    Click on the link in my post you quoted, the word "here".
     
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