I have recently bought 4 new 18 inch wheels for my car. Just now, a week later, I noticed two small damages. This week I didn't park near curbs and drove very carefully as I knew how easily the wheels can get damaged.

Does anyone what can cause these small damages occured on the passenger sides wheel?

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  • Are you sure the curb rash was not there prior to you acquiring the wheels ? There really is no way for us to answer this question. – Alaska Man Jun 12 '20 at 18:03
  • @AlaskaMan Yes I bought them fully new from the store. – NimaJan Jun 12 '20 at 18:04
  • NimaJam, that does not necessarily mean that the curb rash was not already there. Did you inspect them at the time of purchase ? Is it two wheels or just two spots on one wheel ? – Alaska Man Jun 12 '20 at 18:06
  • Maybe you were not as careful as you hoped you would be... – Solar Mike Jun 12 '20 at 19:03
  • I wouldn't call it damage, more cosmetic. Some clear-coat or clear nail polish may match the appearance of the wheel. – blacksmith37 Jun 12 '20 at 19:52

This could almost be anything with the information we are given.

  • Could have been slightly damaged when you bought them
  • Could have been damaged when the tires themselves were mounted. Some people aren't that careful
  • You could have slightly brushed them against something, since they're on the same side

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