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This weekend I did was turning around in a cul-de-sac and brushed a curb. I was not sure if I was going to make it so I was creeping. I heard the dreaded scrape and stopped, backed up and finished my turn. After stopping I got out to inspect. I knew there would be a little rash and there was. What I did not expect is to see that the wheels are painted. I thought they were anodized or coated. They have what looks like 2 coats. The first is a gloss black base with a gunmetal over top. Well, the gun metal does not adhere to the black very well because big chips came off that were FAR worse than the rash damage. I am still pissed about it, but I have no one else to blame but myself. This gives me a good reason to powder coat them black I guess. Will upload pics later.
 

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Blessing in disguise !

We've all been there, and its a horrible feeling .. glad to see you are looking on the bright side though
 

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Could be they painted them so road salt wouldn't affect them as much perhaps? Just a thought as many will be using these Jeeps in snowy regions.
 

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This weekend I did was turning around in a cul-de-sac and brushed a curb. I was not sure if I was going to make it so I was creeping. I heard the dreaded scrape and stopped, backed up and finished my turn. After stopping I got out to inspect. I knew there would be a little rash and there was. What I did not expect is to see that the wheels are painted. I thought they were anodized or coated. They have what looks like 2 coats. The first is a gloss black base with a gunmetal over top. Well, the gun metal does not adhere to the black very well because big chips came off that were FAR worse than the rash damage. I am still pissed about it, but I have no one else to blame but myself. This gives me a good reason to powder coat them black I guess. Will upload pics later.
Did you purchase the Tire & Wheel protection plan through your dealership or did your dealership not offer it? I just purchased my WK2 and picking it up this upcoming Monday. My dealership told me about this "Tire & Wheels protection" plan for $895 - 5 year, nationwide, no deductible, anything wrong with my rims, wheels, or tires, this plan will reimburse and cover! I jumped on that plan in a heart beat!

Second, if and when you black powdered your wheels, please do post pictures, I'm interested as well!
 

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Did you purchase the Tire & Wheel protection plan through your dealership or did your dealership not offer it? I just purchased my WK2 and picking it up this upcoming Monday. My dealership told me about this "Tire & Wheels protection" plan for $895 - 5 year, nationwide, no deductible, anything wrong with my rims, wheels, or tires, this plan will reimburse and cover! I jumped on that plan in a heart beat!

Second, if and when you black powdered your wheels, please do post pictures, I'm interested as well!
I'd be real careful and read the fine print with that. My wife got the exact same coverage for her Lexus and has since curb checked the shit out of every rim. They will not fix or replace them. The only way they will replace a rim is if it is cracked. That's in. And as far as the tires go, she wore down the sidewall from hitting and scraping curbs (yeah I know) and developed a bubble in a weak spot...they wouldn't fix that either and we had to buy new tires.

Just be careful. Almost all of these little "worry-free mini warranties" are a scam IMO. That's why dealers are so eager to push them. Same goes for consumer now being able to purchase a warranty on almost anything sold, even jackets. It's a cash cow for companies.
 

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Yea the tire and rim protection dealers try to sell you is a bunch of crap, it comes along with the rest of their upsells in the finance office as a way for them to make more money. Do some research and it's usually well known that they are not at all beneficial to the customer. Ive gotten in the habit of just interrupting their pitch and denying everything they try to sell me
 

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Did you ever get this fixed? Are they actually painted and were they able to fix it easily?
They are actually painted and no I have not fixed it yet. I am planning to have them powder coated with a satin finish black.
 
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