Originally Posted by Joshua Adam
So, today it finally happened. I rubbed a curb with those beautiful 20" Audi wheels. I'm trying to look at the bright side here, but it's difficult. Has anyone else had this issue? Which direction did you go afterward? I feel like I could do one of four things:
1. Leave it as is.
2. Get some gray matte / steel colored reflective paint and paint the tiny grooves that the curb made.
3. Buy a new wheel from Audi. (BLAH)
4. Look for a 'refurbished' wheel on ebay, etc.
Thoughts? Appreciate the feedback.
The bright side is that you suffered $100-200 worth of cosmetic damage to your car. You could've had a tree fall on it, had an uninsured driver hit you, ran over a pothole and ended up with $1000 of tire damage, etc etc etc
Yeah, it sucks, and you feel a bit silly about it, but it happens.
IMO, I'd start with option 1. Every time I nick a wheel on a brand new car, I want to get it fixed. But letting it cool off for a month, I see it in a different light and just find it as acceptable wear and tear to the car.
The car is there for you to enjoy as a daily commuter, and I see the battle scars as a good thing. If I wanted to see a pristine unused Audi, I go to a showroom.