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Alloy wheel deep Kerb!! so angry

Buxton2901 Oct 31, 2018

  1. Buxton2901

    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    So I'm on holiday in the lakes and going over kirkstone pass I hit a big hole or a rock and managed to damage both passenger side wheels. Front one is pretty bad.
    Has anyone had wheels repaired when the damage is this deep?

    I am obviously steaming with anger and peed offness

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  3. Scotty75

    Scotty75 Well-Known Member Team Brilliant Black Silver Supporter Sportback Audi A3 S-line owners group Manual

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    That doesn't look hopeful mate . You've not had much luck with your alloys have you .....

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  4. Buxton2901

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    Tell me about it. Felt sick when I pulled over to take a look and then looked at the rear wheel to find that one also damaged. Didn't even think the rear wheel hit it.

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  5. Peter123

    Peter123 Active Member TFSI Owners Group Team Navarra Audi Q5 Navarra Blue Classic S-line owners group S tronic

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    That is easily repairable to the point where you will not see it. There are plenty of repairers around that can fix it. Some will come to your house.
    The tyre may be more of a problem and might well be illegal (just a guess), so if I were you, I would get it looked at pronto.
     
  6. daytonamart

    daytonamart Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Blimey, that is a chunk. Tyre looks fine so should be okay.
     
  7. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group Audi Q5 S tronic

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    .............as above wheel should be repairable but i would change the tyre asap.
     
  8. fingermouse

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    i did exactly the same n wales was on a back road and just heard a bang. I got them repaired and was warned I may see some inclusions (black specs) but they look mint imo Cost me 80 per alloy. they can only be skimmed so many tines though then its choose a colour time
     
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    just noticed yours are all one colour so shouldn`t be a issue
     
  10. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Gutted for you. I can imagine the feeling when you saw the damage, but hopefully repairable.

    I’m sure I’ve heard of people claiming compensation from councils for pothole damage.
     
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    Buxton2901 Well-Known Member

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    Mate, honestly i pulled over at the bottom of the road and my wife just knew from my face that it wasn't good.
    I got back in the car and no body spoke the whole way back to the cottage. then the pressure sensor went off just as we good back so obviously air had escaped when i hit the hole, so i had to drive the garage to check them, grrrrr
    I might look into claiming but i didn't get any pictures of the pot hole so cant see it being possible.
    I'm going back to alloy wheel powder coaters to get a quote for repair on Friday. fingers crossed
     
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    I'm now in the process of filling out a claim form through Cumbria county council for the cost of repairing the damaged wheels (if they are in fact repairable). Let's see what comes of it

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    RS3 S. Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group Audi Q5 S tronic

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    ..........good luck with it !!!hope you get somewhere with it but these days they always seem to have an excuse not to pay out.
     
  15. Spiedhermonkey

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    Yeah, good luck mate. You deserve a little luck with them after the effort you’ve gone to.


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    It's booked in for Monday to get them put right, £180 which I think is ok.
    They are also going to powder coat my wheel spacers to match the wheels for free which is a bonus I suppose lol
    Now just cross my fingers that Cumbria county council cover the costs.
    Watch this space

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    Don’t think powder coating spacers is a good idea, about 95% of their area should be a machined face so they sit flat on the hub face and snug in it. PC might cause you issues fitting them and prevent the wheel from sitting flat, it’s also a nightmare to remove if you have too.
     
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  18. Spiedhermonkey

    Spiedhermonkey Active Member VCDS Map User

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    Have you had any advice on the damage to the tyre?
     
  19. Buxton2901

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    Hi Mate,

    Yeah i took it to a tyre specialist and they said its just superficial damage to the rim protector section of the tyre and doesn't go deep enough to cause any safety concerns.
    clearly the rim protector didn't do a great job lol.

    Wheels are sorted now, been powder coated once more and i have put a claim into Cumbria county council to see if they will foot the bill for the damage caused by the giant pothole!
    I had an email the other day to say the case has been passed to their liability insurance claims handler (Zurich) and apparently they are allowed 3 months to investigate etc so I'm not expecting to hear before Christmas.

    I will update this thread if and when i hear back from them.
     
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    Will keep my fingers crossed for you then. That’s a big relief on the tyre, as these aren’t cheap to replace.


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