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It finally happened. I totally screwed up! [email protected]#$%^! I curbed my Double Helix and Pirelli. I can't believe it! I wasn't paying attention around a sharp turn and curbed it. A little sliver of Pirelli is dangling off the sidewall, right rear. And the Double Helix is scraped about 1.5 to 2 inches on the edge. What do I do now?
 

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You might be able to take it to the repair shop and have them refinish the wheel. If it is too severe, then it's time for a new set of wheels
 

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bound to happen sooner or later. there's shops that handle curb rash repair, but unless you are absolutely sure you won't curb it again, I wouldn't invest in trying to fix it. if it is just the silver alloy showing, i'd try to touch it up myself - check with dealer to see if they have touch up paint for your grey double helix.
 

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bound to happen sooner or later. there's shops that handle curb rash repair, but unless you are absolutely sure you won't curb it again, I wouldn't invest in trying to fix it. if it is just the silver alloy showing, i'd try to touch it up myself - check with dealer to see if they have touch up paint for your grey double helix.
Good idea. I'll check with them on the touch-up paint. But what about my tire? I've been driving with it. there hasn't been any loss of pressure. I'm surprised it didn't pop.
 

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Good idea. I'll check with them on the touch-up paint. But what about my tire? I've been driving with it. there hasn't been any loss of pressure. I'm surprised it didn't pop.
do you have pics trek? i'm sure your tire is fine, but would be nice if you had pics to show the scrape/scratch.
 

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You should have ordered the full spare !!!


Dealer will most probably fix it for $4-500
Picture so we can see it.
 

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A really good wheel repair specialist should be able to repair the wheel for around 150-repainted and all. As far as the tire its just the side wall. no problems
 

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Some new tires comes with road hazard warranty, might be worth checking. You can probably cover up that rim damage with the right colored marker.
 

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Ouch...sorry to hear...that tire looks bad...I'd put the spare on (or call roadside assistance) and get to a tire shop or dealership.
 

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That tire has absolutely nothing.
Mag is the problem...so yes..you can try touch it up if you don't want to spend more than $20 to fix it.
 

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It finally happened. I totally screwed up! [email protected]#$%^! I curbed my Double Helix and Pirelli. I can't believe it! I wasn't paying attention around a sharp turn and curbed it. A little sliver of Pirelli is dangling off the sidewall, right rear. And the Double Helix is scraped about 1.5 to 2 inches on the edge. What do I do now?
Trek...ohhh, ugh:crying:, dude I can't even imagine how p.o.'d you must have been at that moment. My daughter did that with my Scion XD I gave her and did more in suspension damage ($1500) than anything, but still tire and wheel damage too. I would worry more about your alignment now than anything. Be very mentally aware of wandering or shimmies.

As far as the damage to the tire, tires are freakin tough!!! They can really take a lot. And with the steel belts in there, there's no chance it's going to pop. Your forehead is going to pop first for not paying attention. Me, if I didn't feel like blowing a wad on a new wheel and tire, I'd carefully first get some metal sanding paper at your local hardware store. Tape off all the good parts of the wheel rim. Then carefully sand the wheel gouge out until it's smooth. That's going to take you some real time and elbow grease. Then obviously clean it profusely, then paint it. When the paint is good hard and dry, then I'd carefully razor blade away the rubber, and buy some rubber compound in a tube. Not the sticky stuff, or else you'd probably hit a chicken in the road and then your tire would look like it's been tarred and feathered. Tape off the rim and good parts of the tire and apply the tire compound in layers until it looks filled in.

Of course the dealer might have some ideas. Sorry buddy, that sucks.:(
 

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I had the exact similar thing happen to my F-Type's right front wheel. I hit a curb (not just scrub it) while making a sharp right turn into a parking lot. Needless to say, it was my first time and I freaked out too. Getting advice from F-Type forum, I went to the best local tire and wheel repair shop. They fixed it in 3 hours (that included taking it out and putting it back in and taking it to their workshop and all) and it looks as good as new.

Tire and wheel are handled differently.
1. Wheel: Easy - Like I mentioned above take it to a tire and wheel repair shop. What they will do is run it through a machine that starts "scraping and finishing" the scrubbed part till it looks smooth and even. The end result is that you will notice (from very close and only if you look hard) a small dip in the damaged part. This costs anywhere from $75 - $125 depending on the shop and area.

2. Tire: What you damaged is not the tire, but the curb protector of the tire. Two options: a) apply some form of glue and stick that hanging piece back in. b) Cut it out (not recommended).

Another point is that neither damage is unsafe for any situation. I tracked my car after the fix, so I know I can rely on it being safe.

See damage on my F-Type's wheel.
 

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Thanks very much for all the good advice, guys. I wasn't going fast (maybe 5 mph?) so I'm not worried about alignment damage. I didn't notice anything at all different while taking it out again to a nearby store. When it first happened I screamed like a man who had an iron bear trap suddenly clamp down on his foot. I knew it was bad.

Now to find the gorilla glue and a tire and wheel specialist who won't take me to the cleaners.
 

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Check this out. Many of these guys will come to your house. They tow a trailer with them (shop on wheels) otherwise you would have to drop it off. These guys do good work. Ask to see some before and after pix. Can't cost more that ~$150.

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I would get that repaired that is more than a little boo boo. Lots of places do rim repairs just ask around, or google or Kijiji. Tire replace could be dangerous to drive on.
 
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