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Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by boostedf22, Oct 14, 2007.

  1. boostedf22

    boostedf22 dis is why im not

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    Soooooo Yeah I hit a god forsaken curb. Blew the tire, bent the rim. I have heard of rim repair before, but dont think its possible in this case. I got a new tire today and merchants mounted it Extra 150 bux I didnt plan on spending this weekend. The tire sealed but didnt balance out. Even though its on the front, riding down the road there is no vibration at all.

    Is it even worth the money to repair the aluminum , re-paint and chrome or just buy another rim ? I think the rim is another 150 bux?
     

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    that should be repairable.. it may be better to just buy another wheel though
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    better off replacing it
     
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    boostedf22 dis is why im not

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    yeah thats what I was thinking. But after reading the write up eg6sir made on the new wheels he got. And my paint is going on mine anyway, I was going to repaint them and polish the lip. Wasnt sure on polishing somethhing that was chrome. Prob have to be re-plated.

    Bad part of replacing it is having one brand new clean rim and the other 3 w/ 2 years of wear and tear. none of the other 3 rims have and curb marks, this would be the first time I ever hit a curb.
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    you should be able to clean the other 3 up pretty close to new
     
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    are you sure thats chrome.. its not polished aluminum?
     
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    boostedf22 dis is why im not

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    I thought they were Chrome and not polished. I could be wrong.

    There 16" ROX TUNING ONYX BLACK/MACHINE LIP WHEELS

    I cant find any info on them to be chrome or polished. And after the weekend I had I dont feel like moving to go look.
     
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    well, Machine Lip doesnt sound like its chrome.. you can probably repolish them then
     
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    boostedf22 dis is why im not

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    Wonder what it cost to get it repaired ? Anyone ever had them repaired before? You wuld assume they would polish the lip after fixin it . If it can be fixed. I will check around town tomorrow to see who even is capable of doing it. Like E said, prob be best to get another one. Less headache .
     
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    norcalgsr Honda Master Technician

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    Last time I dealt with something like that around here it was almost as much as the wheel just to get the old one fixed.. like $100+ if I remember correctly. Wouldn't hurt to check around and see what you can find though everything here in CA seems to cost more money!
     
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    boostedf22 dis is why im not

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    After talking to my friend that owns his HP shop, he can get me the rim for 85 bux + 10 for shipping. I am just going to do that. I will be able to leave the other rim at the wheel wizard for a week or two to get fixed. Use that one for a spare and throw another tire on it and not have to get towed over a flat again...

    On another note to eg6sir-
    I want to change the color of the wheel from black to bronze. What do you think? Is it worth the time and effort? Heres a pic of the rim


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    Damn I forgot I posted pics in the first place..... Oh well , I fell off the wagon yesterday ...
     
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    some aircraft stripper will take the black right off.. .. you'd just have to tape off the lip and spray primer then color
     
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