Can’t afford to keep up with my wife’s kerb addiction!

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You will have to take the wheel(s) off soon to replace the grooved discs (the grooves are often deeper on the inner face) you can refurb the wheels then.
 
This is why we put wives in smaller cars (SUV's?) with small wheels and bigger tyres.

A friend's just spent £700 last week on refurbing the four wheels on his S3 so that he can sell the thing. (Lucky that the tyres were still OK)
 
Hopefully you mean 50 profile rather than 50mm.....which would be an ultra low sub 25 profile on a 255 tyre for example!
 
You can get allow wheel insurance nowadays. I raed 4 times in a year you can claim. How this would affect your car insurance I do not know

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You can get allow wheel insurance nowadays. I raed 4 times in a year you can claim. How this would affect your car insurance I do not know

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Are these policies even worth the paper they are printed on? I know some of the ones the dealers provide upon purchase are OK, but others less so.
 
To be fair it looks like the salt and rain had got under the lacquer a while before it was kerbed....so probably needed a refurb anyway.....

....and there is absolutely no safety risk with that tyre....just a bit of the rim protection (!) scuffed away.
I must admit, I’m not at all impressed with the wheels. Here’s 10 years of neglect on my car…no she hasn’t just damaged her own wheels! But even with the kerb grazes, the rest of the wheel shouldn’t look this bad!
 

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I must admit, I’m not at all impressed with the wheels. Here’s 10 years of neglect on my car…no she hasn’t just damaged her own wheels! But even with the kerb grazes, the rest of the wheel shouldn’t look this bad!
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I must admit, I’m not at all impressed with the wheels. Here’s 10 years of neglect on my car…no she hasn’t just damaged her own wheels! But even with the kerb grazes, the rest of the wheel shouldn’t look this bad!

I’d be embarrassed driving around with them looking like that 😵‍💫
 
I must admit, I’m not at all impressed with the wheels. Here’s 10 years of neglect on my car…no she hasn’t just damaged her own wheels! But even with the kerb grazes, the rest of the wheel shouldn’t look this bad!
£200 to refurb them in powder coat.. why would you not? Even if she kerbs them again at least only the edges will be damaged.
 
I was looking at selling my car last year, but have now decided to keep it for now. Bigger problems like leaking rear air suspension needs to be sorted first. Then I’ll be looking to refurbish afterwards.
 
I had the wheels on our Xtrail powder coated to avoid the white worm look.

Unless you're up very close (and why would you) the metallic silver and grey paint is identical.

Refurber was jokingly disappointed as diamond cut / machine polished alloys are the cash cow for him, both private and garage jobs.
 
I thought I was pretty good at avoiding curbs until I went down one of those spiral ramps at Heathrow and got the dreaded sound from the passenger side wheels kerbing. Since then my wheels seem to be drawn to the damn things. Why can't MB do those wing mirrors which lower when they sense that you are parking next to the kerb or do they already do this as an optional extra?
 
I thought I was pretty good at avoiding curbs until I went down one of those spiral ramps at Heathrow and got the dreaded sound from the passenger side wheels kerbing. Since then my wheels seem to be drawn to the damn things. Why can't MB do those wing mirrors which lower when they sense that you are parking next to the kerb or do they already do this as an optional extra?
Flippin' short term car parks at Gatwick are just as bad.
Why the hell they need 6 inch high curbs on the ramps between floors I will never understand.
 
I must admit, I’m not at all impressed with the wheels. Here’s 10 years of neglect on my car…no she hasn’t just damaged her own wheels! But even with the kerb grazes, the rest of the wheel shouldn’t look this bad!
They look horrendous. If as you say neglect, then thats the owner negligence.
 
This is a feature on every merc i have. make sure the switch is pressed for that wing mirror.
 
Are those wheels in a condition to be refurbished ? Diamond cut I doubt it but powder coating maybe.
Just a reminder speak to your insurance to see it they are happy
 

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