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I guess this qualifies as wheels...

So a lesson learned the hard way a deep well or extension is required for th factory 18" wheels on my 2016 wrx. :rolleyes: I was taking off the winters this weekend. I torque down the first lug nut and see too late as the handle of the torque wrench peels off the paint in a spot. :whoa:
The breaker bar swiveled so there was no issue there but when I pulled out the torque wrench there was not enough clearance. The snow wheels were close but longer lugs helped them out I guess so I didn't expect an issue.

The paint didn't scratch it peeled off like the skin of an orange. It is super soft. Now I've got a roughly 1/2 in[SUP]2[/SUP] bare spot to deal with. Any tips on color-matching the ?anthracite?, dark wheels?

Not sure why I didn't get either my normal 1/2 drive sockets or my impact sockets in deep well.
 

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Take it to a professional body shop. That's the best I can recommend. Home game solutions typically don't have as good of a result for large damage.

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Thanks but this is a daily driver not a show car. I expect a few scratches and dings over the years. Just expected less self inflicted:rolleyes:
My main concern is sealing the wound. I can imagine it could spread if moisture or whatever gets under the paint.

Although the wheels would look a little cooler in black... I'll probably wait till there are a few more incidents before I go that far though.
 

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If these are factory wheels they may be covered by warranty right for paint peeling? Haven't looked too much into the warranties so don't quote me on that.
 
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