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WTB: 1.5 Roadster Left Rear Wheel

Discussion in 'Want to Buy' started by chris22104, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. chris22104

    chris22104 Member

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    Mine on my 08 Roadster is fine, but came from the factory in a lightly misted grey color, while the other 3 wheels are the pure aluminum color. So it does not match perfectly. Anyone got one with no damage? If not, I can still buy it new from Tesla I think. PM me! Thanks! Chris
     
  2. jordanthompson

    jordanthompson 2010 2.0 Sport, VIN 0683

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    Can you just get it painted? I am pretty sure that the rims are painted an aluminum color.
     
  3. dhrivnak

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    Yes the wheels are coated or painted an a local guy here recoats for about $60.
     
  4. chris22104

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    If they are indeed painted an aluminum color, I suppose a rim repair place could bake the clear powdercoating off, and repaint it and repowdercoat it... Nobody around here tho...
     
  5. wiztecy

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    Are you 100% certain the rim came like that from the factory? Why didn't you mention this when picking up your Roadster? Or are you a 2nd+ owner and don't know the history? If so I'd change the description. I really don't see Tesla letting something odd like that out. Sounds more like the original owner hit a curb, had the rim replaced, and it was of a different variation which can happen.

    If it was me I'd just have the 4 powder coated to a black or gun metal color. End of story and it'll look better than stock.
     

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