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Old 05-14-2012, 06:32 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, 06:33 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, 06:35 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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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, 06:38 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, 06:40 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, 06:50 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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Old 05-14-2012, 06:55 PM   #15
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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.
True, dealers use guys who specialize in this...OP check with yours first before you do anything else.
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Old 05-14-2012, 08:24 PM   #17
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Call your favorite body shop and ask who they use for wheel repairs. My Subaru STi wheel was scratched up pretty bad in an accident. When it came back I could not tell which wheel was previously damaged.

My ZL1 wheels went out to that very shop this morning to be custom powdercoated. I will post pics when I get it back at the end of the week. Point being, the wheel repair guys are very good, not cheap, but less than a new wheel by far.

Another source is the section in C5 forums on wheels. Ask if people know a reputable quality wheel repair shop in your area.

Good luck & I hope they make it all better at a reasonable price!
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:17 PM   #18
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I bought wheel and tire insurance from the dealer for %500 for 3 yrs, or maybe 5? I'm not sure it covers scratches but with a wheel and tire cost of $1500 I think it's well worth it
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^ I got the same thing for something around 800 as I recall,.. paint chip, scratch, rock damage, wheels..etc..as you mentioned, worth the price of the policy. The way the car is configured with oversized wheels and tires this is a sound investment IMHO.
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I know how you feel. An ex of mine curbed the front chrome 10-spoke on my '00 SS, looked horrible.
Is that why she is an ex? LOL
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Is that why she is an ex? LOL
one of the many reasons, haha
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:58 AM   #22
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This is one of the reasons that I could not daily-drive my Camaro, or my Z06 for that matter. A couple months ago I went on a little cruise with some other cars (GT-R's, Supra's, Vette's and such) in the Camaro. We ended up entering a parking garage with those narrow, spiral ramps. I was like

I didn't hit or scrape anything, but if I had to do it on a regular bassis, it would just be a matter of time...
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Does anyone know the original paint code/brand for the black rims? The dealer put a small chip on my wheel (touched the lift...they won't drive it again) and it looks like nobody there can figure out what the original paint is. They are arranging something with a third party body shop but i prefer the original paint.
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Does anyone know the original paint code/brand for the black rims? The dealer put a small chip on my wheel (touched the lift...they won't drive it again) and it looks like nobody there can figure out what the original paint is. They are arranging something with a third party body shop but i prefer the original paint.
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Thanks everyone, this is the first time I have ever scratched my wheels-not fun!!
don't get too worked up! I share that same boat! A piece of metal in the middle of the road in a construction area took out my lt front wheel and tire.....

1800.00 claim thru my insurance has me covered!first claim in 9 years!!!!
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