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Anyone kerbed their alloys yet? I'm worried that when I get my new Mini it may happen to me because I do it a lot with my current car!
 

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Got a small graze on the rim of my 15" 8 spokes but it's not really noticable.

I think someone mentioned the touch up paint which matched the white in a previous thread, use the search function if you're worried...
 

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Guys I think it was cmt and he's got silver wheels.

But there is a simple solution to kerbing your wheels park more carefully or better still get someone else to park it for you that way if they get kerbed its not your fault.:D :D :D :D :D :D
 

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can you get slightly wider tyres for the new wheels yet? then you can let the tyre wall take the strain, leaving your wheels intact.
 

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Ive got a telephone number at home for a company that repairs damaaged alloys for around £35-80 quid I think :confused:
Will get the number later, its always handy to have :)
 

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Avoiding kerbing alloys

I'm paranoid about that too.

When reversing into a space I flip the ns mirror down with the remote control thingy so I can see how close I'm getting to the kerb. It helps & is another reason to be glad of the generous standard spec on the MINI.
 

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Re: Avoiding kerbing alloys

ricardo said:
I'm paranoid about that too.

When reversing into a space I flip the ns mirror down with the remote control thingy so I can see how close I'm getting to the kerb. It helps & is another reason to be glad of the generous standard spec on the MINI.
On my step-fathers 3-series, the passenger mirror automatically moves down to show the kerb when you put it in reverse. I don't think the MINI can be programmed to do this, but I dont see why not. It is supposed to have the same electrical system.
 

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If you've spec'd 15s, then your sidewall profile will be that much larger than the 16s and 17s, and therefore you're less likely to spend you life kerb-grinding.... Which is precisely why I bought mine with the 15s....
Besides, they tyres are cheaper and I get to carry the space-saver spare!
 

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Daewoo Touch-Up (oo-er)

So did the Daewoo touch up paint mentioned in the other thread on this work guys? Monsta??? Great start to the week..... and I thought I was doing really well to have had my car since thge beginning of November and not kerbed it yet. AR$£!!!

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