I have a black P85 with gray 21s. My spouse loves the car, now takes it whenever I'm home, and I've happily encouraged her. She wants a Model X when they are released, and she has never been a car person. Her friends are amazed at this.
Well, she just rashed about 1/3 of my front right rim. When she came back to the house, I happened to be out by the driveway when she silently drove the car in, and she apologized and looked like she had done something horrific. I was seriously worried she and my daughter had been in a wreck, somebody had had their lives changed, whatever. I'm not a person that picks things over people. She pointed to the rash.
So now I have two problems.
1) Will she keep driving the car? I under-reacted and took it in stride. I *knew* this day was coming, and I knew she would also contribute some rash, and my own history with rashing wheels is pretty abysmal which makes it easy to avoid feeling blame. I need to make her feel comfortable to keep driving the car.
2) How should I deal with this? The rash on gray wheels exposes silver, so it is quite noticeable. I would argue that is a strong point for silver wheels is that the rash will at least be in the color of the wheel. It seems like I should do one of two things:
a) But the AlloyGators, presumably in black? It will make the tire look bigger, but it won't clash. Their silver color will stand out.
b) Try to sand off the burrs and put some gray paint on this. Is there an official recommendation? We won't have a service center within 300 miles for about another 6 months.
Of course, perhaps I should do both of the solutions.
I'm not so worried about resale value, I just want the car to look great, and my wife to continue loving it.
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