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Old 29 Dec 2014, 11:27 am
JRStern
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Default scraping wheel against curb

At least twice in recent months I've been pulling straight forward
into a parking space at the curb, I come too close, and my wheel has
managed to scrape the cement curb before the tire does!

I didn't know that was even possible.

Does the Honda wheel (on a 2013 Accord EXL) stick out a fraction of an
inch more than it should, or are the tires less bulgy than most?

At one point the curb is at least partially at fault, rather than
stepping back as it rises a tree root (or truck override or something)
had caused the top of a segment of the curb to be a bit further out
than the base.

Scrape isn't bad but it isn't good, and it would certainly remove any
balance weights I had hanging there (but I don't think I did).

J.

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Old 29 Dec 2014, 05:25 pm
Howard Lester
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"JRStern" wrote

> At least twice in recent months I've been pulling straight forward
> into a parking space at the curb, I come too close, and my wheel has
> managed to scrape the cement curb before the tire does!


Mine (the rim edge of the wheel) has done the same thing, and I'm not happy
about the scrape. MY question is "What can I do to clean it up and make the
wheel look nice again?"

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Old 29 Dec 2014, 07:55 pm
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On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:25:31 -0500, "Howard Lester"
<howardxtlester@verizon.net> wrote:

>"JRStern" wrote
>
>> At least twice in recent months I've been pulling straight forward
>> into a parking space at the curb, I come too close, and my wheel has
>> managed to scrape the cement curb before the tire does!

>
>Mine (the rim edge of the wheel) has done the same thing, and I'm not happy
>about the scrape. MY question is "What can I do to clean it up and make the
>wheel look nice again?"


After a week or so it's dirty grey like the rest and not so
noticeable.

You could buff it out carefully to reduce it further, but no real way
to make it vanish entirely.

J.


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Old 30 Dec 2014, 07:35 am
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On 12/29/14, 8:55 PM, JRStern wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:25:31 -0500, "Howard Lester"
> <howardxtlester@verizon.net> wrote:
>
>> "JRStern" wrote
>>
>>> At least twice in recent months I've been pulling straight forward
>>> into a parking space at the curb, I come too close, and my wheel has
>>> managed to scrape the cement curb before the tire does!

>>
>> Mine (the rim edge of the wheel) has done the same thing, and I'm not happy
>> about the scrape. MY question is "What can I do to clean it up and make the
>> wheel look nice again?"

>
> After a week or so it's dirty grey like the rest and not so
> noticeable.
>
> You could buff it out carefully to reduce it further, but no real way
> to make it vanish entirely.
>
> J.
>
>


Yeah, I did the same thing-- the road pitched down into a little gully
next to a real high curb in downtown Savannah, GA where I needed to
parallel park.

I stopped by one of those OMG high prices wheel shops and asked the guy
if he could do anything to repair it. He essentially said man-uo dude
and don't worry about it-- it's just a scrape on your wheel!

--
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considered to be an inspiration, rather than a grievance.
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Old 31 Dec 2014, 06:11 pm
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On Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:35:56 -0500, Aldo Raine <aldo@mil.net> wrote:

>On 12/29/14, 8:55 PM, JRStern wrote:
>> On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 18:25:31 -0500, "Howard Lester"
>> <howardxtlester@verizon.net> wrote:
>>
>>> "JRStern" wrote
>>>
>>>> At least twice in recent months I've been pulling straight forward
>>>> into a parking space at the curb, I come too close, and my wheel has
>>>> managed to scrape the cement curb before the tire does!
>>>
>>> Mine (the rim edge of the wheel) has done the same thing, and I'm not happy
>>> about the scrape. MY question is "What can I do to clean it up and make the
>>> wheel look nice again?"

>>
>> After a week or so it's dirty grey like the rest and not so
>> noticeable.
>>
>> You could buff it out carefully to reduce it further, but no real way
>> to make it vanish entirely.
>>
>> J.
>>
>>

>
>Yeah, I did the same thing-- the road pitched down into a little gully
>next to a real high curb in downtown Savannah, GA where I needed to
>parallel park.
>
>I stopped by one of those OMG high prices wheel shops and asked the guy
>if he could do anything to repair it. He essentially said man-uo dude
>and don't worry about it-- it's just a scrape on your wheel!


I just noticed today a Mercedes with scrapes on its nice chrome wheels
- on the spokes themselves. I feel so much better now.

J.

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Old 31 Dec 2014, 10:41 pm
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On Mon, 29 Dec 2014, JRStern wrote:

> Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:27:39 -0800
> From: JRStern <JRStern@foobar.invalid>
> Newsgroups: alt.autos.honda
> Subject: scraping wheel against curb
>
> At least twice in recent months I've been pulling straight forward
> into a parking space at the curb, I come too close, and my wheel has
> managed to scrape the cement curb before the tire does!
>
> I didn't know that was even possible.
>
> Does the Honda wheel (on a 2013 Accord EXL) stick out a fraction of an
> inch more than it should, or are the tires less bulgy than most?
>
> --snip--


I had the same experience in my 2013 Civic LX, several times, but not in
any of my prior, non-Honda vehicles. I thought it was just bad luck.
Fortunately, I've managed to avoid it (thus far) with my 2014 Civic EX,
which has much nicer wheels.
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Old 01 Jan 2015, 10:39 pm
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On Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:27:39 -0800, JRStern <JRStern@foobar.invalid>
wrote:

>At least twice in recent months I've been pulling straight forward
>into a parking space at the curb, I come too close, and my wheel has
>managed to scrape the cement curb before the tire does!
>
>I didn't know that was even possible.
>
>Does the Honda wheel (on a 2013 Accord EXL) stick out a fraction of an
>inch more than it should, or are the tires less bulgy than most?
>
>At one point the curb is at least partially at fault, rather than
>stepping back as it rises a tree root (or truck override or something)
>had caused the top of a segment of the curb to be a bit further out
>than the base.
>
>Scrape isn't bad but it isn't good, and it would certainly remove any
>balance weights I had hanging there (but I don't think I did).
>
>J.


I scraped up a rim on a curb like that. Had a rim repair guy come out
and fix it. He buffed the damage out, re-coated the rim and did a
real good job of making the damage invisible.
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Old 17 Feb 2015, 06:28 pm
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I have the same exact car and I did the same thing to my front right wheel.

What happened to me was a bit more than scratch; I got low tire pressure light to come on immediately.

I measured the pressure it was around 22 psi on that tire while the rest ofthe tires were 30-33 psi. I pumped air, reset the light, but it came backon a week later, with tire pressure down again at 22 psi. I repeated what I did before , and that only lasted one more week and the light came backon again. It turned out there was a tiny tiny puncture in the tire, luckily not on the side but where the tire touches ground. I got it repaired. Noweverything is OK.

I can't believe scraping the tire would cause this puncture, I am puzzled to this day how come light came on right when I scraped my wheel the side walk.
Perhaps the tire was had the tiny puncture all along.
Also minor scratch on aluminum wheel is somewhat bothersome.
Anyways I thought I share.
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