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Old 07-06-2011, 08:34 AM   #1
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So I curbed my wheel...

Now what.... I have about a 3 inch scrape on my front passenger side wheel. It's there any simple ways to minimize this with out having to pay too much?
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Old 07-06-2011, 08:37 AM   #2
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There should be a place that repairs wheels in your area. The dealership probably knows someone. They usually have a trailer and will go dealer to dealer. Much cheaper than a new wheel.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:01 AM   #3
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I did the same thing last year. I took it a guy outside of Massilon, I think it was Tuslaw. He did a great job. You can't even tell where it was , the cost was around $80, took around 3 hrs
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:02 AM   #4
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Yeah it's a great morning to curb your rim.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:17 AM   #5
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I've done this, theres a local place that fixes them for $120. Check your yellowpages I'm sure theres someone by you.

PS Don't try to fix it yourself. I did and while it can get close, its not right, and you'll never do a polish and clearcoat job like a pro shop does.. I'm having all 4 of my wheels refinished later this year due to this.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:21 AM   #6
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I've done this, theres a local place that fixes them for $120. Check your yellowpages I'm sure theres someone by you.

PS Don't try to fix it yourself. I did and while it can get close, its not right, and you'll never do a polish and clearcoat job like a pro shop does.. I'm having all 4 of my wheels refinished later this year due to this.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:22 AM   #7
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There should be a place that repairs wheels in your area. The dealership probably knows someone. They usually have a trailer and will go dealer to dealer. Much cheaper than a new wheel.
That's what I was gonna say. Good advice!
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:37 AM   #8
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I bought a kit from a site online and was able to cover up a scrape on mine, but I wasn't too impressed with the results. I now have a couple other "bites" because the lot I now park in at work has a gated exit, that is slightly curved and ridiculously narrow, with curbs on both sides. That, and the fact that I can't see where they're at from inside the, means I have a few boo boos.:(

You could give these guys a try:

http://www.awrswheelrepair.com/

Honestly though, mine is my daily driver, so I'm just going to accept the fact that there will be some bumps & bruises. It costs at least a 100 bucks to fix one wheel, and it's bound to happen again anyway.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:40 AM   #9
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I bought a kit from a site online and was able to cover up a scrape on mine, but I wasn't too impressed with the results. I now have a couple other "bites" because the lot I now park in at work has a gated exit, that is slightly curved and ridiculously narrow, with curbs on both sides. That, and the fact that I can't see where they're at from inside the, means I have a few boo boos.:(

You could give these guys a try:

http://www.awrswheelrepair.com/

Honestly though, mine is my daily driver, so I'm just going to accept the fact that there will be some bumps & bruises. It costs at least a 100 bucks to fix one wheel, and it's bound to happen again anyway.
+1 This is who I use in ABQ, just refinished all my wheels and they quite honestly look better than new. They strip the clear coat polish the wheel and repair then reapply, they are stunning. If you don't mind the maintenance ask them to leave the clear coat off.
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Old 07-06-2011, 09:45 AM   #10
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I bought a set of chrome curb feelers from JC Whitney... stylin'!!!

Kidding, but you almost need them in this car.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:26 AM   #11
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I've done this, theres a local place that fixes them for $120. Check your yellowpages I'm sure theres someone by you.

PS Don't try to fix it yourself. I did and while it can get close, its not right, and you'll never do a polish and clearcoat job like a pro shop does.. I'm having all 4 of my wheels refinished later this year due to this.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:58 AM   #12
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:16 PM   #13
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Do a Yelp or Google Maps search for "wheel repair" or "rim repair" in your area. There should be a few companies that do it. I curbed my passenger side rear last Friday (one week after picking up the car! ) and have an appointment to have it fixed tomorrow. Most of these outfits are mobile for a number of reasons. For one, the materials they need are easily carried in a van or truck. Plus they'd prefer to come to you so that the car has been sitting for a little while and has cooled to ambient temperature. Radiated heat from brakes, engine & exhaust make it hard for them to use their fillers and such.
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:59 PM   #14
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I've done this, theres a local place that fixes them for $120. Check your yellowpages I'm sure theres someone by you.

PS Don't try to fix it yourself. I did and while it can get close, its not right, and you'll never do a polish and clearcoat job like a pro shop does.. I'm having all 4 of my wheels refinished later this year due to this.
Wow, you guys need to be more careful with your wheels.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:33 AM   #15
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It's simple - don't go through drive-thrus. Save some gas and park, and do some exercise and walk. So many people use drive-thrus these days anymore because they're lazy that going inside the place and standing in line usually takes LESS time.

But seriously, if you do take it to a repair shop, be careful. When I first got my Torq Thrusts, I got rashed from a curb in a bank drive-thru (which is when I decided firmly to never take drive-thrus again). I took it to a place to get it repaired, and although it looked good for a day or two, I found out they forgot to clearcoat the aluminum and so it started to oxidize on my first wash since having it repaired. I raised hell and they ended up giving me the money to just buy a brand new rim. Since then, I haven't taken a single drive thru and the rest is history: my wheels are spotless.
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