The right way? Remove tire, weld, machine wheel lip, refinish, install tire.
The cheapo way? Sanding block + 15 minutes (and maybe some touchup paint).
My coworker had this done to his BMW in the parking lot at work by some "mobile wheel repair" guy. I cringed when I heard about repair in the parking lot. Once the repair guy finished, I walked over to check out the repair job thinking the worst. I honestly couldn't tell which wheel was repaired—pretty impressive. Up close, looking in the exact spot on the damaged wheel, I could see a wave in the height of the wheel lip. I guess he sanded down the rough cuts and then hit the wheel with some metallic wheel specific paint. It was amazing how well it matched his factory paint.
Been there, done that. About the same degree of damage but on Satin Graphite OEM. That's called being "womanized". Fixed my own with some filing, sand paper and rattle can paint. Completely unnoticeable from any distance more than 1'. Do yourself a favor and take it off the car to fix. If you want a pro to do it, I'm sure these guys will fix it right:
Every vehicle I've owned for the past 30-years has been a manual (except for an F-150 for one year). For most of that time my wife has never been able to drive any of my cars and has had no desire to learn (I've tried in the past). When it came time for me to get a new vehicle she said I could get whatever I wanted as long as it was an automatic, so I caved. The plus side is that we can swap cars and I can leave hers at the airport parking lot when I travel, but the down side is she is driving mine. We had a sit down and I explained the rules of driving/parking my car. So far so good, but I know it only a matter of time. The strange side effect is a vehicle has always only been a means of transportation to her, but she really likes the V.
The previous owner of my car must have parked by feel because the front splitter was destroyed and three of my four wheels have some varying amount of curb rash. I still need to get mine fixed, so I feel your pain.
you guys need to show your wife how to drive manual transmissions!!
my wife can probably drive a manual trans car better than most guys out there, hell she drives the v more than i do nothing like getting texts from your buddies that she out racing light to light against mustangs haha
but she knows how ocd i am about everything so in the 10 years I've been with her shes never curbed a wheel or hit any of the splitters on my cars and every car I've owned has been lowered
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