No Tesla owner likes to see their aero wheels get all scratched up. It really puts a damper on the car’s appearance. If you’re a Tesla owner who found scratches on your aero wheels, try to breathe. The work of art that is your Tesla is not ruined forever. You can either repair or replace the wheels.
To Repair Or To Replace?
There are pros and cons to each option. For example, replacing the wheels is easier than repairing them, but it’s a lot more expensive. Also, simply replacing the wheels doesn’t protect them from suffering the same fate as the old wheels. When you replace your wheels, it’s wise to add some sort of protection (like RimSavers).
Repairing your wheels can be pretty time consuming (depending on the method you choose), but it’s a whole lot cheaper than replacing the scratched up wheels. Here are three different ways you can repair your wheels:
1. Refinish Your Wheels
Refinishing your wheels means removing all the paint (usually by sandblasting), filing down any gouges or scratches, filling them, and then priming and painting the wheel. It’s a difficult and time consuming process that requires special tools, but your aero wheels will come out looking perfect. However, it’s usually cheaper to just buy new aero wheels. (Learn more about wheel options for Tesla here.)
2. Use An Alloy Wheel Repair Kit
Unlike finishing your wheel, an alloy wheel repair kit is inexpensive and easy to tackle as a DIY project. However, this solution comes with a couple of downsides:
- It’s a lengthy process that involves a lot of steps.
- The result usually doesn’t look good. When you’re done using the kit on your wheels, you’ll notice some imperfections, such as bumps, grooves, and/or blotchy paint that doesn’t match the rest of the wheel.
When it comes to alloy wheel repair kits, you get what you pay for. If you’re somewhat indifferent to the way your aero wheels looks, then this might be a good solution for you.
3. Hire A Pro
If you’re not up for spending a lot of time on repairing your aero wheels, you can hire a pro to do it for you. A professional repair job will run you up about $75-150 per wheel, but your wheels will come out looking brand new.
The Cheapest Solution: Hide The Damage
If the curb damage is just on the edge of the wheel, then we have an $80 solution for you: RimSavers! RimSavers are light, strong, and durable protection strips you can install along the lip of the rim. They not only cover curb damage and restore the appearance of your Tesla, but they’ll also protect your aero wheels from curb damage in the future. Win win.
RimSavers come in a variety of colors, including red, silver, yellow, white, purple, and more. They also come in black if you just want to hide the curb damage without adding a splash of color to your aero wheels. If you ask us, RimSavers are the perfect solution for curbed Tesla aero wheels. Get yours today!