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I’ve had my car for six months and absolutely love it. I live in London, UK and managed to kerb my wheel!

You can see it in the picture attached. Not the biggest scrape - it’s about 2cm - but wondering whether to get it fixed or not.

These are painted Carrera sport wheels and was worried that if they get refurbished and painted, the may not be the same as the original factory finish.

Any thoughts would be helpful! Thank you!

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I’ve had many years experience with having to deal with curbed alloys (my wife is a curb magnet) if you choose not to have the damage fixed / wheel refurbished then you must apply clear coat to the damaged are, failure to do so will cause more damage as the aluminium that is exposed to the rain and atmosphere will corrode causing the lacquer around the surrounding area to yellow and peel this is also accelerated in a marine environment.
wheel refurbishment companies charges typically £75 - £150 per wheel depending on depth of damage.

Cheers Andrew
 

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I’ve had many years experience with having to deal with curbed alloys (my wife is a curb magnet) if you choose not to have the damage fixed / wheel refurbished then you must apply clear coat to the damaged are, failure to do so will cause more damage as the aluminium that is exposed to the rain and atmosphere will corrode causing the lacquer around the surrounding area to yellow and peel this is also accelerated in a marine environment.
wheel refurbishment companies charges typically £75 - £150 per wheel depending on depth of damage.

Cheers Andrew
Many thanks for that! My wheels are painted black in the centres (factory finish). Was worried that wouldn’t be replicated in the same way, as I understand they get stripped, then painted. Don’t know if I’m overthinking that however.
 

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Hi all

I’ve had my car for six months and absolutely love it. I live in London, UK and managed to kerb my wheel!

You can see it in the picture attached. Not the biggest scrape - it’s about 2cm - but wondering whether to get it fixed or not.

These are painted Carrera sport wheels and was worried that if they get refurbished and painted, the may not be the same as the original factory finish.

Any thoughts would be helpful! Thank you!
Hi - I have great experience with Lepsons (hyperlinked) in Gillingham for rim refurb. Incidentally they are Porsche Kent approved. It's a scenic drive out of town too. Especially post lock-down. Good luck
 

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Oh I feel your pain, took my wheels a few weeks ago and made the mistake of leaning a wheel against a
Wall but it was very breezy, (enough to blow the wheel believe it or not) and the wheel fell over
AAAAAARRRRGGGHHH I shouted :eek::eek::eek: anyway, the damage was done, see pics.
once the lacquer has been damaged water ‘will’ got in and cause corrosion so it needs sorting.

I did mine myself, 1200 grit emery, nice a slow, then clear gloss spray lacquer and I’ve no pictures but
You cannot tell, really pleased.

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Oh I feel your pain, took my wheels a few weeks ago and made the mistake of leaning a wheel against a
Wall but it was very breezy, (enough to blow the wheel believe it or not) and the wheel fell over
AAAAAARRRRGGGHHH I shouted :eek::eek::eek: anyway, the damage was done, see pics.
once the lacquer has been damaged water ‘will’ got in and cause corrosion so it needs sorting.

I did mine myself, 1200 grit emery, nice a slow, then clear gloss spray lacquer and I’ve no pictures but
You cannot tell, really pleased.

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Thank you! Mine has taken a small chunk out so think I will need to get it done somewhere. It’s small but it is there! I’ll take it to the dealership or will use the recommended place above.

You did well to fix your wheels up again!
 

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Post a pic when it’s done please (y)
 
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