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Old 04-06-2015, 09:08 PM   #1
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Wheel refinishing

Hey guys, new here to the forum - which by the way, has been amazing! I've got a 2014 Sterling gray premium V6. Recent mods have been white stripes, GT 19" wheels (couldn't stand the stock V6 wheels), and Rousch upper and lower grilles. I recently took my car to Discount Tire to have a wheel balance and rotate (at 5K) and specifically asked them to not scar the wheel when removing lugs. Well guess what? Yeah, I wasn't happy at all. They have been so kind as to agree to send them off for refinishing. Seeing as I've never had this done, will this be a problem or typically is it a process that looks good post repair? Thanks! Click image for larger version

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Old 04-07-2015, 12:03 PM   #2
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I got some curb rash on some of my wheels. Would also be interested in how this wheel refinishing costs and the results.
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Welcome to the forum! The white strips look awesome! I hope they manage to fix your wheels though.

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The dealer's managed to scar the paint for all of my lug nut holes. I just let that go because it's hard to see (and pales in comparison to the other damage done by the dealer).

I do have some curb rash on the clearcoated machined lip of one of my rims. Am actually looking into having that refinished right now.
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How much does refinishing wheels cost? I have a set with little marks on each wheel.



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One place I saw quotes $150-$200 to do a whole wheel, but since I have only small areas of rash, I'm getting quotes from other places. Hopefully less than $150-$200, since you can almost buy a new rim for that much!
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Hint:

get a set of 20 locking lugs (I prefer Gorilla brand) and wrap the key in duct tape. This will help avoid scratching. If you put your phone # on it it may even get returned if you leave it.
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The place here in Houston Discount Tire uses is near Humble and quoted $100.00-$150.00 per tire. I agree that the cost is a bit much, especially considering I got my 19's on EBay brand new take offs for $1,000 shipped. As soon as I make time to get them in, I'll update everyone.


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Ive got a buddy here in Austin Tx that works at Mercedes and he did my wheels for $50 a piece. They looked awsome when finished


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$50 a piece sounds great, $150+ I'll just buy new rims and keep the old rims as a set for the winter.


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The place I contacted is quoting $125 to refinish the curb rash on the rim lip.
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