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FAQ: RimTrimsUpdated 4 days ago

Tesla Wheel Compatibility:

Model SCompatible?
19" SlipstreamYes - 1/4" or 3/8"
21" ArachnidYes - 1/4"
19" CycloneYes - 1/4"
21" TurbineYes - 1/4" or 3/8"
19" TempestNo


Model 3Compatible?
19" StillettoYes - 1/4" or 3/8"
20" StillettoYes - 1/4" or 3/8"
18" AeroYes - 1/4"


Model XCompatible?
20" SlipstreamYes - 1/4" or 3/8"
20" HelixYes - 1/4"
22" TurbineYes - 1/4" or 3/8"


Model YCompatible?
21" Uber TurbineYes - 1/4" or 3/8"
20" InductionYes - 1/4" or 3/8"
19" GeminiNo
19" TempestNo


What are the key features of RimTrims?
RimTrims are available in two widths, 1/4 an 3/8 to fit a variety of wheel lip (bead) sizes. RimTrims are secured with genuine 3M tape and come with an adhesive backed clip to cover the seam. RimTrims are designed for today's flat-faced wheels. They have a guide lip that makes install much easier. They are made out of proprietary semi-rigid material that offers substantial wheel protection. The benefits include: easier install, longer lasting, strong and more impact resistant, easier to clean. RimTrims are the BEST Wheel Styling on the market!

Can I install RimTrims on top of a wheel that's already been scraped or damaged?
Yes. We recommend lightly sanding the damaged area with 600 grit sand paper to smooth the rough edges. The adhesive works best on smooth, flat surfaces. You should start the install on an undamaged area so it has a strong bond at the seam. Please refer to our video for a demo of installing over some wheel rash.

How much protection do RimTrims offer?
RimTrims are excellent at protecting your rims from minor damage while parking. They are a layer of protection to help prevent curb damage. They can't prevent damage caused by a pothole or impacts over 5mph. RimTrims are made from a proprietary mix of plastic and are UV stable. The construction is durable and easy to keep clean.

Why should I buy RimTrims over similar products?
The patented design gives our product excellent coverage and lots of surface area to "grip" your rims. It also does a good job of absorbing rim-damaging impacts, at least at low speeds.

There's a lot of similar products you can find on Amazon, but they are not created equal. The top quality adhesives and cleaners used in our kits aren't cheap, in fact, adhesive is one of our largest expenses. Rim protecting strips secured with cheap adhesive risk detaching at speed or after heavy rain. 

Our special blend of material offers a good combination of rigidity and plasticity, allowing it to protect your rims from damage. Unlike some products - which often use basic nylon - our product can both absorb impacts and stretch.

Rim protection products shouldn't interfere with your tires. There are quite a few rim protection products that install between the wheel and the tire. Not only are these products difficult to install, they're often hard to keep installed. This is because neither your wheel nor your tire are designed to have a rim protector sandwiched between them. Many people who have purchased this type of rim protection device have reported tires suddenly unseating from the rim. Obviously, that's a big problem, as a suddenly unseated tire instantly deflates, effectively becoming a flat tire.

How long will RimTrims last?
Assuming a careful installation that leads to a strong adhesive bond, RimTrims should last as long as your tires. Of course, if they're damaged somehow while protecting your wheels, they should be replaced, and we offer single kits if you just need to replace one wheel.

Will RimTrims work on my powder-coated/clear coated/chrome/forged alloy rim?
In a word, yes. We use world-class 3M wheel adhesive. It's the same type of "tape" that's been used to stick wheel weights for decades. The adhesive will bond to any clean, smooth, flat surface.

Can RimTrims affect my wheel balance?
No chance. RimTrims are lightweight and uniform in weight distribution along your wheel. Therefore, they will not cause any balancing issues.

Will my RimTrims lose their color or fade?
RimTrims include a UV protectant. this ensures the product remains stable over its lifetime. However, slight fading is normal on vehicles that are parked outside for extended periods, this is more true for the red option.

Can I put my RimTrims thru an automated car wash?
Once the RimTrims have been installed, they must be cured for at least 3 days. After, they'll be just fine to take thru car washes, winter storms, monsoons, and more. DAMAGE MAY OCCUR in car washes that have a guide rail. The RimTrims will protect the rim from damage but may be damaged in the process. It is advised not to use car wash systems that use a guide rail if you have low profile tires.



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