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Old 11-22-2001, 07:03 PM   #1
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Unhappy P1 wheels touch up paint/warranty issues

I just have my p1 17" in gold for less than a month.

Today, i found a rock-chip on the driverside front wheel! It is almost a penny that BIG!

I can even see the wheel (silver paint behind the gold) itselfs.

My questions are:

1, is there any gold touch up paint for the p1?

2, i've heard that there is warranty comes with the P1 wheels, will they cover that?

3, Anyone have this kind of problems on their P1? I mean it's on my car for only 1 month!

TIA

Jason
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Old 11-22-2001, 11:15 PM   #2
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You can find touch up paint at the auto parts store, but all it's going to do is cover up the exposed silver. The level of the paint will be uneven. The best way to fix your wheel may be to have the whole thing stripped and repainted. That's what I may end up doing with my wheels. Otherwise, just touch up the chip and don't tell anyone it's there! As fas as a warrenty, I think it only covers bending or defects. They don't touch wear and tear situations. Check with them first. Good luck man.

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Old 11-23-2001, 12:06 AM   #3
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IMHO, if you're going to repaint, you may as well powdercoat.
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Old 11-23-2001, 01:42 AM   #4
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I've been hearing bad things about powdercoating. Apparently it changes the structural integrity of the wheel due to the high temperature "baking" process. Do a little research on powdercoating before you decide to do it. Then come back here and tell me about it!

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Old 11-23-2001, 10:04 AM   #5
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The powder coating process does not heat up the wheels that much. I have gotten many wheels done and never had any problems. What I wouldn't do however is use a powder coated wheel for any "serious" track driving as the powder coat will tend to hide any cracks that may for in aluminum from very hard use.
Afterall aluminum DOES NOT have infinite life and will crack after X number of stress cycles.

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Old 11-23-2001, 10:27 AM   #6
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Pshaw. Get some high-quality gold-colored spray paint and touch that baby up. They're wheels, after all. They're going to see abuse as a function of where they're located on the car.

That chip is a function of a bad break, not any warrantable wheel issue, I'm afraid. P1s are stronger than death, if it makes you feel at all better.

Put this one in the "that's life" category...

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Old 11-23-2001, 05:26 PM   #7
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Well! I guess i am just bad luck then.....maybe i will find some decent gold spray paint to fix that hole!

Thanks a lot guys!!
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