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      04-26-2019, 04:33 PM   #1
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Curb Rash on my 2018 340i xdrive

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum as I recently got a great lease deal on a 2018 340i xdrive.

I am in a sticky situation. I misjudged the curb height and rashed my passenger side rear wheel. I'm including pictures. I have the wear and tear lease protection of $8000 and so I was just planning on keeping the curb rash and return the vehicle as is once the lease is over. Can anyone give me advice if that okay?

Also, I was thinking of just using a clear coat spray to prevent any corrosion. Is that a good idea.

For reference, I have the 397 style wheels with 18 inch tires.

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      04-26-2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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Check out YouTube for dozens of videos on how to fix this by sanding
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      04-26-2019, 05:08 PM   #3
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Check out YouTube for dozens of videos on how to fix this by sanding
Thanks for the response. I understand that you can sand it and then use putty. I just want to know if it's better just to return it as is, knowing I have $8000 in protection. Like would the rash spread?

I know it may be silly but I'm a noob when it comes to bmw alloy wheels.
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Rash won't spread. I put some rim colored nailpolish on some curb rash once to minimize the aesthetic pain. Return the car with the rash. In speaking with my BMW service advisor he said it's rare to see a car come through that doesn't have some curb rash. Some people here will swear they've never gotten curb rash...good for them. For the rest of us, it happens...life goes on
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Rash won't spread. I put some rim colored nailpolish on some curb rash once to minimize the aesthetic pain. Return the car with the rash. In speaking with my BMW service advisor he said it's rare to see a car come through that doesn't have some curb rash. Some people here will swear they've never gotten curb rash...good for them. For the rest of us, it happens...life goes on
Hahaha😂😂😂😂 I like the nail polish idea. Ingenious! Thanks I just had to make sure. Honestly my first time dealing with curb rash on a lease. Was worried to death, especially since I've only put 850 miles on the car...

Thanks a lot mate.
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Hahaha😂😂😂😂 I like the nail polish idea. Ingenious! Thanks I just had to make sure. Honestly my first time dealing with curb rash on a lease. Was worried to death, especially since I've only put 850 miles on the car...

Thanks a lot mate.
Any time buddy! I was morbidly upset when i got my first door ding at work, first curb rash in a tight parking garage, etc. I found the key to enjoying my car is to accept it will get a few battle wounds along the way - some sooner, some later. Wishing you lots of smiles for the rest of your miles!
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Hahaha😂😂😂😂 I like the nail polish idea. Ingenious! Thanks I just had to make sure. Honestly my first time dealing with curb rash on a lease. Was worried to death, especially since I've only put 850 miles on the car...

Thanks a lot mate.
Any time buddy! I was morbidly upset when i got my first door ding at work, first curb rash in a tight parking garage, etc. I found the key to enjoying my car is to accept it will get a few battle wounds along the way - some sooner, some later. Wishing you lots of smiles for the rest of your miles!
Thanks for the encouraging words. I guess in the end, life moves on and I have the security of that manufacturer wear & tear protection.
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A good wheel repair shop can fix that for little money. Don't know rates in your area, but easy to fix. Or, just let it be, not a biggie,,,,,,
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A good wheel repair shop can fix that for little money. Don't know rates in your area, but easy to fix. Or, just let it be, not a biggie,,,,,,
Yeah I checked with some reputable repair shops. They were asking for $175-$200... New OEM ones are going for $300 roughly. Trying to rip me off 😡
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Hahaha😂😂😂😂 I like the nail polish idea. Ingenious! Thanks I just had to make sure. Honestly my first time dealing with curb rash on a lease. Was worried to death, especially since I've only put 850 miles on the car...

Thanks a lot mate.
Just make sure the nail polish is clear not red, haha 🤣
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Hahaha😂😂😂😂 I like the nail polish idea. Ingenious! Thanks I just had to make sure. Honestly my first time dealing with curb rash on a lease. Was worried to death, especially since I've only put 850 miles on the car...

Thanks a lot mate.
Just make sure the nail polish is clear not red, haha 🤣
Definitely! 😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣
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Yeah I checked with some reputable repair shops. They were asking for $175-$200... New OEM ones are going for $300 roughly. Trying to rip me off 😡
That's not an unreasonable price for refinishing a wheel, but the more common wheel styles might be easy to find used or new for nearly the same price.
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I just did the same thing a month ago with my passenger front. I'll attach pics. It cost me $70 and one day to fix
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. Like would the rash spread?

I know it may be silly but I'm a noob when it comes to bmw alloy wheels.
If you are prone to curbing wheels, then I wouldn't fix that ... yet. Wait until you have curb marks on multiple wheels or get rash that is too painful, then fix whatever makes sense. Start looking into who locally repairs/ refinishes alloy wheels, and have them refinished as few times as possible.
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. Like would the rash spread?

I know it may be silly but I'm a noob when it comes to bmw alloy wheels.
If you are prone to curbing wheels, then I wouldn't fix that ... yet. Wait until you have curb marks on multiple wheels or get rash that is too painful, then fix whatever makes sense. Start looking into who locally repairs/ refinishes alloy wheels, and have them refinished as few times as possible.
Thanks mate! That sounds like a plan😊 Knowing how garbage Boston roads and curbs are, I am sure I'll curb another wheel sigh.
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Check out YouTube for dozens of videos on how to fix this by sanding
Thanks for the response. I understand that you can sand it and then use putty. I just want to know if it's better just to return it as is, knowing I have $8000 in protection. Like would the rash spread?

I know it may be silly but I'm a noob when it comes to bmw alloy wheels.
I guess I do not really know what the $8,000 of 'protection' includes, but if it is all encompassing, then that would easily cover the cost of a brand new wheel.
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