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Old 05-27-08, 10:53 AM   #1
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CRAP IT! Scratched the wheels of my car

Audi A6 Quattro pulled too close to the curb and just raped my front, left rim. Totally scratched
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Make sure you didn't pop any wheel weights off either.
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sorry to hear this, I hate vehicle damage of any sort, esp. when self induced and I cannot blame it on someone else.
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Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.
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Old 05-27-08, 11:01 AM   #4
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Sucks man. Fuggin cubs

I did that to my new mazda couple of years back. Man was I mad for a good few days.
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Old 05-27-08, 11:03 AM   #5
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Perfect excuse to have your Audi hoopty rollin' on dueces.

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Old 05-27-08, 12:13 PM   #6
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I completely feel your pain! just did that last week to my car. Any suggestions for buffing it out easily myself? I've got 18" alloy wheels... completely sucks. I'm still mad!
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Old 05-27-08, 01:28 PM   #7
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I don't think I've ever encountered a curb high enough to even reach the rims on my Jeep.

Sucks about your rims, man. You should get some big pimpin' curb-feelers so that doesn't happen any more.
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Old 05-27-08, 02:00 PM   #8
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Audi A6 Quattro pulled too close to the curb and just raped my front, left rim. Totally scratched
does this mean the car no longer functions?
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Old 05-27-08, 02:03 PM   #9
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does this mean the car no longer functions?
Loss of bling == lowered functionality. Plus, the scratches totally destroy the aerodynamics of the rim.
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does this mean the car no longer functions?
Unfortunately, to some people this would be correct...
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Old 05-27-08, 02:24 PM   #11
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Alloy wheels can be repaired.

http://www.mobilewheelrepair.com/
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Alloy wheels can be repaired.

http://www.mobilewheelrepair.com/
Yeah, I was hoping for more of a do-it-yourself solution, you know- cost effective
Same reason I epoxied the cover of my rear view mirror back on after I knocked it off on the garage as opposed to getting a new one. I'd rather spend that money on a new wheelset for my bike, or something
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Sucks man. Fuggin cubs

I did that to my new mazda couple of years back. Man was I mad for a good few days.
What did the Cubs have to do with it????
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Old 05-27-08, 04:09 PM   #14
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does this mean the car no longer functions?
My wife's Passat rims look like they were run through a compactor. I try to keep my car in top shape - since I just got it in December. Now it looks like crud.

Car does function fine. But after I heard the nasty scraping of the wheel to the curb, I didn't function so well the rest of the day.
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What did the Cubs have to do with it????
many an 'r' between mind and the keyboarrrrd..
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No, I'll blame the Cubs. Tis OK by me.
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Old 05-27-08, 04:44 PM   #17
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get some tires with curbguards good thing im driving a suv i wont have a need for those till i upgrade the wheels
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Old 05-27-08, 07:22 PM   #18
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That's what you get for having shiny, shiny wheels.

And for parking on the street like a freaking poor person. God invented heated garages for a reason, you know.
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I used to park by touch, too.

Did it on my first car and the sound was so horrible I now park about two feet from the curb. Amazing I never got a ticket.
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I did that to the WRX a few months ago on the right rear rim.

Having gold rims sucks .
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Old 05-27-08, 09:08 PM   #21
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Rims and caps are made to scratch. Once you have them all scratched then you can quit worrying about them.

Now go ride your bike.

first time I have agreed with botto, " does this mean the car no longer functions?"
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does this mean the car no longer functions?
The function of the $$ wheels is to look good, whatever that means.
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Old 05-28-08, 02:01 AM   #23
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That's what you get for having shiny, shiny wheels.

And for parking on the street like a freaking poor person. God invented heated garages for a reason, you know.
Downtown at work. The street is our parking lot. But yeah, I'm kinda poor. No gay'-raj at the house. Oh, and my house is a cardboard box too. It says "Kenmore" on the side of it.
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Old 05-28-08, 02:07 AM   #24
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And all you big, fat meanies can stick it! The car functions fine. I just like keeping nice things nice.My last car still looked decent after 200,000+ miles. If the transmission wouldn't have thrown in the towel, I'd still be driving it. There's nothing wrong with being upset when you screw something up. I'm getting over it. But, it still pisses me off that I did it to my nice looking ride.

She looks like this:

'cept mine has a bad scratch on the other side - front wheel - that you could see if they weren't spinning.
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And all you big, fat meanies can stick it! She looks like this:
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