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Old 10-26-2004, 12:57 AM   #1
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Do anyone know where I can re-finish Rims In toronto for a good price...please let me know..
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Old 10-26-2004, 11:22 AM   #2
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Carcone's in aurora
located on bloomington btwn lesile and 404(correct me if im worng)
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Old 10-26-2004, 01:37 PM   #3
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yep, Carcone's does an amazing job for cheap prices
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Old 10-26-2004, 01:57 PM   #4
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Agreed. I was going to say Carcone's as well.
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:27 AM   #5
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anyone got a phone # for this place?
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Old 10-29-2004, 09:30 AM   #6
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anyone got a phone # for this place?
google is your friend

http://www.carcone.com/
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Old 10-29-2004, 10:01 AM   #7
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does anyone know what they charge? do they reshape bent rims?
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Old 10-29-2004, 10:03 AM   #8
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nevermind, I just called and they said they start at $100 and go up from there.
that doesnt sound cheap to me.
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Old 10-29-2004, 10:12 AM   #9
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yeah its not too cheap for my rims they wanted like 160 a rim... might as well buy a new set...
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Old 10-29-2004, 10:16 AM   #10
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yeah its not too cheap for my rims they wanted like 160 a rim... might as well buy a new set...
it really depends what kind of rims you are talking about, mine were definitely worth refinishing as its still a lot cheaper than buying a new 1
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Old 10-29-2004, 10:25 AM   #11
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do they re-chrome? or whatever, u know what i mean
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Old 10-29-2004, 10:30 AM   #12
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it really depends what kind of rims you are talking about, mine were definitely worth refinishing as its still a lot cheaper than buying a new 1
I think that depends.... imagine at $160 per rim, that $640 for a set + 15% tax = $736.

Assuming you can get $600 for your current M3 rims in the condition that they are in (Im going to guess minor scratches and minimal curbage) and add the $736 you'd spend on refinishing, that adds up to $1336 that you could put towards another set of rims. I know that that money goes a long way in buying used rims (especially in the US right now with the dollar so cheap) so really in the end, are you saving? I think the choice comes down to refinish your current rims vs. buy different & better new/used rims.

according to XE.com, 1336 Cdn. = just under $1100 Usd.
A quick search on Bimmerforums shows that for that price you can get 18" polished BBS RK's, Hamann HM2, ACS Type II 1 piece, and for a little more Fikse FM10's.
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Old 10-29-2004, 10:32 AM   #13
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i got my breyton magics for a smokin deal in 19inch and they were not perfect so i factored in refinishig from the start. Even with refinishing the set will have cost me below 2g cdn. w/tires. If i were to go purchase thoswe exact same rims again they would cost me probably more than double
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Old 10-29-2004, 04:11 PM   #14
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do they re-chrome? or whatever, u know what i mean

I don't think a shop can re-chrome a rim in the GTA(or southern ontario for that matter). I've heard 2 reasons...the first being environmental problems with the electro-dipping process(they all seem to tell me it's illegal and nobody will do it-however I don't know if that holds any truth), and secondly it would cost too much. I had an 18 x 8.5" rim on my old maxima, and it had a little rash, with some of the plating missing around the edges. I called numerous shops, and there wasn't a rim refinisher in southern ontario that would do it...not one. There must be some truth to this, because I had money just waiting to burn on any shop that would do it, but nobody stepped up to the plate. Phone around, I think you'll find the same answer.

I ended up buying another rim for 450 bones.




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