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Old 06-11-2019, 04:10 PM
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Not my day - curb scraped new front tire-cause for concern? or keep an eye on it?

Today is not my day managed to scrape scuff call it what you like my outer tire wall up fron't, included below are scuff mark photos, scrapes are on the upper end of the tirewall & circled in yellow.If you run fingers over surface of area or sidewall can feel a slight indent of about 1mm compared to the adjoining areas but cant feel anything odd (steel wires or threads) apart from the area being a bit rougher, the pics of 2 tires with no rim are examples of exact tires i have & area of scraping again is in yellow....no idea how i managed to scrape 2 different spots? I'd say total area of scuff marks are 1 to 1.5 sqaure inch each max

I am in deep doodah? or can I carry on driving & just monitor spots to see if threads eventually get exposed and take it from there?, not sure how much of the tires structural integrity is provided by the layer of rubber on the sidewalls?but appreciate it is there to keep the steel bands inside free from moisture too.

Just curious can I apply anything to the sidewalls....that wont 'eat' and cause breakdown and dreaded dry rot due to ozone and sunlight?silicon is a no no, tire dressings again been told no....thanks for any feedback
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honestly from the photos it doesn't look that bad but certainly let's get some input from more experienced members
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honestly from the photos it doesn't look that bad but certainly let's get some input from other more experiences members

Man oh man soon time for me to call it day here, but I await in anticipation any respones, the X5 is certainly giving me sleepless nights recently, having spent time in the UK and following the MOT guidelines, I am pretty sure that reg tyre damage there has to to be visible bulges in the tire or the cords/ply visible for it to fail the department of transport test for roadworthiness.....if the cords can be felt but under a thin layer of rubber you get an advisory caution but still pass as roadworthy....not sure how it works in the u.s? or what criteria for that matter are applied or if they are applied nationally or differently per state? but please yes anyone can chime in will be great as i said not looking down at tire, running hand over it can feel the shallow indent of about 1mmm


I can't actually see in their site any mention of fails due to condition of sidewalls, i think being able to slide a finger nail in a crack in sidewalls is sign you need to change tire, but nothing about kerb scrapes (scrapes and not full on collisions with kern may I add)



https://www.mot-testing.service.gov....ml#section_5.2
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No problem at all.
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No problem at all.

What he said.


For your own piece of mind you may keep an eye on it if it concerns you, but from the looks of it... I've driven on worse.
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with what he said.

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What he said.


For your own piece of mind you may keep an eye on it if it concerns you, but from the looks of it... I've driven on worse.
Phew, like I said maybe 1mm off surface abraded off, I posted a separate post on the detailers section re best treatment for tires? just wash will mild soap and end of story? or armourall or tire dressing foams (which tire place told me is bad)
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Not a problem. It'll take a lot more than that to give you a problem. Sleep well.
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. or armourall or tire dressing foams (which tire place told me is bad)
Depends on the product. Some form of UV protection isn't a bad thing but "tyre paint" - yeah, skip that stuff!
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