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Old 09-29-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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FML: OEM Wheel Refinishing

So, I don't even know HOW I did it, but I managed to scrape both of my right side wheels(not even from parking).
One has curb rash on 1/2 of the wheel, and the rear has 1/3 of the wheel.

I want to get them re-finished over the winter months (once my winters go on).

I've contacted:
Carcone's @ 125/wheel (240 if they are hypersilver which they aren't afaik)
Precision Rim Repair @ 125/wheel ( around 200 if they are hyper silver)

Which one would be a better choice?
Any other Place suggestions?
All my wheels were in 9.8/10 Shape before this stupidity of mine. I am looking to get this done in the next couple of months.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:24 PM   #2
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Terry, FYI, OEM shadow chrome is nearly impossible to replicate, you will most likely have to refinish all 4 wheels to get them to match.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:50 PM   #3
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^ This. They won't be able to match it, ask one of my rear Roadstars how it knows.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:52 PM   #4
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"Dear Mr Roadstar. How do you know they won't be able to match it?"
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:59 PM   #5
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"Well you see Mr. Clean, my previous owner tried to have me matched and failed miserably. Now my peers make fun of me because I'm a different colour than them. Racists."
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Old 09-29-2010, 03:02 PM   #6
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Old 09-29-2010, 04:25 PM   #7
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at $125 per wheel, would it be more cost effective to get another set of rims?? (depending on rarity of your rims of course)...
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Terry, FYI, OEM shadow chrome is nearly impossible to replicate, you will most likely have to refinish all 4 wheels to get them to match.
I do not think they are hypersilver, they are just regular silver as far as I can tell.
I really don't want to have to refinish all 4, one of my wheels is literally 6 months old brand new from BMW. ( I have 4 Rears)
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at $125 per wheel, would it be more cost effective to get another set of rims?? (depending on rarity of your rims of course)...
If you are able to find me 2 18X9.5 OEM BMW Style65 wheels for anywhere close to that, i will jump on them like a fat kid on candy.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:26 PM   #10
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The BMW dealers don't use either of the two places you mentioned.

So you are wondering who they use?

http://www.mobilewheelrepair.ca/
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:01 PM   #11
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I used Precision to straighten and refinish a set of wheels last year. They took FIVE WEEKS and did a terrible job. Avoid like the plague.
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The BMW dealers don't use either of the two places you mentioned.

So you are wondering who they use?

http://www.mobilewheelrepair.ca/
Thanks, ill give them a call tomorrow.
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^^^Let us know how it goes, i have a small collection of rims that need various levels of refinishing!
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at $125 per wheel, would it be more cost effective to get another set of rims?? (depending on rarity of your rims of course)...
Forget rarity, i dont think you can buy new OEM hub caps for that much!
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Interested in this as well as I have set of Mini Cooper wheels that need attention.
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