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Old 05-14-2012, 07:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy Black wheel scratched

Going up to freaking parking ramp at work, I scratched the paint off the front wheel - can it be fixed?



Help!!!

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Old 05-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #2
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Going up to freaking parking ramp at work, I scratched the paint off the front wheel - can it be fixed?



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Yes, with paint....



seriously though, your dealer should be able to get the info for the paint code on those and you could get it touched up.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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I guess it needs to be resurface and then paint - right?
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Yes, with paint....



seriously though, your dealer should be able to get the info for the paint code on those and you could get it touched up.
Thanks!!! Iam so freaking pissed off
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I guess it needs to be resurface and then paint - right?
Did you take a huge chunk out of the wheel too? Have a pic?


It should be able to get repaired. Going to probably cost more than it should, but I'm sure it'll be cheaper than a new wheel.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:37 PM   #6
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This is another reason I'm afraid of buying a brand new car. I know they're meant to be driven, but small things on a brand new car are going to drive me up a wall.

I put the first scratch in my wifes '12 Malibu.....I raged
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Thanks!!! Iam so freaking pissed off
I know how you feel. An ex of mine curbed the front chrome 10-spoke on my '00 SS, looked horrible.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:38 PM   #8
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I guess it needs to be resurface and then paint - right?
dealers have guys come in and do touch up on scratched up wheels all the time and you couldn't tell it was damaged. Before I sold it, had my M3 touched up and good as new, was done in 30 minutes and wheel stayed on the car.
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This is another reason I'm afraid of buying a brand new car. I know they're meant to be driven, but small things on a brand new car are going to drive me up a wall.

I put the first scratch in my wifes '12 Malibu.....I raged
I am not there yet, but i having tequila tonight
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:40 PM   #10
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Did you take a huge chunk out of the wheel too? Have a pic?


It should be able to get repaired. Going to probably cost more than it should, but I'm sure it'll be cheaper than a new wheel.
I'll send pics later, but thank God is just a scratch
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Frank.... sorry to hear that. I have felt a couple blind spots that are taking some true concentration to get used to.

1) Oncoming traffic from the right rear side of the car. High degree of caution.

2) The curbs. Yes, the curbs. I have found, like when driving thru parking lots, drive thrus at restaurants, etc, the front right distance to the curbs can be deceiving. I imagine that is what you hit. I have found that from the drivers perspective, those curbs are awful hard to see (downright invisible!!)

I am looking to buy ROAD HAZARD insurance. NOT ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. Some places offer the Road Hazard insurance. One place I priced was $399 full coverage for 3 yrs. I may just get some!
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nooo! I'm sorry! thank god it was just a scratch!
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Frank.... sorry to hear that. I have felt a couple blind spots that are taking some true concentration to get used to.

1) Oncoming traffic from the right rear side of the car. High degree of caution.

2) The curbs. Yes, the curbs. I have found, like when driving thru parking lots, drive thrus at restaurants, etc, the front right distance to the curbs can be deceiving. I imagine that is what you hit. I have found that from the drivers perspective, those curbs are awful hard to see (downright invisible!!)

I am looking to buy ROAD HAZARD insurance. NOT ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE. Some places offer the Road Hazard insurance. One place I priced was $399 full coverage for 3 yrs. I may just get some!
It was point 2, the parking lot is so narrow that you can't hardly see the curb and I litterly drive at 2 miles/hr everyday, but I missed it today:(
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:50 PM   #14
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Thanks everyone, this is the first time I have ever scratched my wheels-not fun!!
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