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Wheel Rim Damage

Anxio

Member
Aug 15, 2019
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7
UK
Wondering if anyone who has had cause to repair their model 3 wheel rim could recommend a product/technique for repair? Something that exactly matches the rim colour. (Mine is quite minor but boy are they easy to damage)
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Anxio

Member
Aug 15, 2019
37
7
UK
Thanks very much for the reply Brian. I shall order and should it ever stop raining I will sand it gently then apply sparingly.

18" aero btw.
 

vitesse

Active Member
Apr 2, 2019
1,023
285
Hertfordshire (UK)
No excuse on a 3! :D Diddy cars compared to an S/X

Joking aside, I hate it when that happens! We have 3 unmarked wheels on our S, which is good going for us!

A decent refurb by a home visit mobile service shouldn't cost more than £50.
 

Anxio

Member
Aug 15, 2019
37
7
UK
I might like to try and sort this out myself first. Its probably not as bad as it seems in the photo. Does this site have the facility to private message and I will try pistonsdead direct and ask if he has the correct uk code. Its annoying the stuff originally suggested isn't available in the uk. I can't be the first and definitely won't be the last to do this.
 

Roy W.

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Jun 3, 2019
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Derby, UK
I might like to try and sort this out myself first. Its probably not as bad as it seems in the photo. Does this site have the facility to private message and I will try pistonsdead direct and ask if he has the correct uk code. Its annoying the stuff originally suggested isn't available in the uk. I can't be the first and definitely won't be the last to do this.
Yes, you can PM. Pistonsdead has changed his name on here. Touch his username, @AlternateFlux and in the little box that pops up, touch Start a Conversation.

It’s the same process when you want to ask me for a referral code for Octopus Energy :D
 
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Kenners

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Sep 29, 2019
204
178
London
The 18" aero wheels are a nightmare in terms of curb clearance. The alloys seem to protrude from the tyre rather than sit behind, as my old audi and bmw did. So I also immediately became a victim of getting to close to the curb. Once have got used to this will get a mobile repair guy to come tidy them up, but expect if I do that now it will happen again! Not sure if the non aero wheels are any better?
 

Roy W.

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The 18" aero wheels are a nightmare in terms of curb clearance. The alloys seem to protrude from the tyre rather than sit behind, as my old audi and bmw did. So I also immediately became a victim of getting to close to the curb. Once have got used to this will get a mobile repair guy to come tidy them up, but expect if I do that now it will happen again! Not sure if the non aero wheels are any better?

I certainly know what you mean about the Aero wheels. Loads of people on here seem to have kerbed them, so the design is undoubtedly susceptible.

You might want to buy alloy insurance, for after you’ve sorted that one out. I only paid £129 for three years cover, unlimited claims up to £1000 total, no excess. So about the cost of two repairs.
 

Roy W.

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Hmmm. I hadn't thought about insurance. Anyway I've pm'd alternateflux and we'll see what he says. Thanks.
It’s the first time in 40-odd years of car ownership that I’ve bought alloy insurance. With the design of the wheel I suspect I’ll need it :confused:
 

Anxio

Member
Aug 15, 2019
37
7
UK
Just checked and there are quite a few companies offering this insurance. Can I ask who you went with and why please ?
 

Roy W.

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Anxio

Member
Aug 15, 2019
37
7
UK
Much appreciated. I think I might get myself some of that before the premiums sky rocket/they won't insure us when all the model 3 claims start.
 
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corja

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Aug 15, 2019
20
21
Loughborough, UK
Sadly I’m interested in following this thread too. 2 weeks in and one of my wheels is scuffed - scarily I was using Autopilot and it clipped the curb when going around a slight bend - no warning and no time to react. I’m using Autopilot a lot less since that incident!
 

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