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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Talking TIFU: By being sick and impatient

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    So during thanksgiving I got the flu, it was not a fun experience, and I ordered some winter tires from tirerack as snow was inbound and I'm currently on Summer tires (new to the Audi family by the way)

    Well the tires finally come in, and what does 103 fever stricken me think? LETS INSTALL THEM!

    So I get each tire mounted in breaks, all of them are on flawlessly, I lower the car and then get my bar out to tighten each lug, 20 to be exact... this is what I can't find my long socket and substitute a short socket to throw on the wrench. Boy was that dumb, I quickly went through every single lug and tightening them down, as soon as I finished all of them then I see the horror glaring at me, In my dizzyness slur my ego shattered.






    But I managed to actually leave the house and get my desperately needed pedialyte, now I'm laying here feeling like a total moron.

    I've been thinking about sanding the spots down, but they're painted rims so I don't know how that will go over, I thought curb rash sucked but this was completely avoidable, and I think everyone will notice and laugh

    I guess do I live with this? or is it even possible to sand these down and even the spots out? Hopefully that made sense because I'm pretty incoherent right now.

    Thanks guys
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    Established Member Four Rings wkhanna's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronRR View Post

    I've been thinking about sanding the spots down, but they're painted rims so I don't know how that will go over, I thought curb rash sucked but this was completely avoidable, and I think everyone will notice and laugh

    Thanks guys
    sucks royal.....

    i say just sand down the high-spots, then use touch-up paint.
    others here can help with paint-color matching....
    after that, you will be the only one who even notices.....

    trust me, it looks far worse to you than anyone else.....
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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Quote Originally Posted by wkhanna View Post
    sucks royal.....

    i say just sand down the high-spots, then use touch-up paint.
    others here can help with paint-color matching....
    after that, you will be the only one who even notices.....

    trust me, it looks far worse to you than anyone else.....
    Thanks for the insight, I'm assuming Tirerack / OZ doesn't have the paint color code for the rims?



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