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Aluminum Wheel Repair

I found a set of wheels for rather cheap that are basically what I want. Three of the four are in perfect shape and the fourth is bent on the outer lip. Is it possible for this to be repaired in a shop? Any guesses on a price either?

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yes it can be fixed i wouldnt but thats me...
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if you try and bend it back chances are itll completely break that section off, your gonna have to bring it to a tire shop and have them ship it off to a place that'll fix it
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you'd probably be better off just buying one wheel
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I had planned on taking it to a tire shop, as there is a place locally that has the correct machines to repair a rim. I have seen the horror stories of aluminum rims cracking, but that was mostly on the Eagle Alloys.
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Well I'm just about SOL on getting the rim fixed. The place locally stopped doing wheel repair about 6 months ago. I might have to go to Detroit or Columbus to have it done and even then it might be ~$100 to have it fixed.

They don't look too bad from far away, but up close you can see that the clear coat is peeling. A local powder coating place said for $300 he'll sandblast and powdercoat them. I think I might do the prep myself and just have him do the powdercoating. Or strip the clear and polish them myself. Who knows. But at $40 for the entire set, I don't want to spend too much on them.

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2 things those are only like $101 new.. your cheaper to buy another wheel...

and your getting hosed on powder coating several places around here will do it for $200 for 4 wheels..
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i cant say you went wrong for 40 bucks
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wrong only $98 new


http://store.summitracing.com/partde...5&autoview=sku


not worth having that one fixed for what you paid for them
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The only problem with buying a new one is the fact that they won't match. To keep it cheap I'll probably strip the ones I have and polish them. The powder coated said $150 if I do all the prep work so maybe I'll just polish them and then get them powdercoated.

I'm still trying to find a place that'll fix it cheaper because I don't really want to buy another wheel that might not match.
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i am saying IF your powder coating there is no need to spend the $100 to have it fixed buy a new wheel i would trust in better IMO...

and once again start SHOPPING around for a powder coater your still being screwed i will repeat my self Tyler because your not listening local places around here charge $200 to SAND BLAST and COAT and CLEAR
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tyler, bring it here and ill have weldcraft hook you up, i know the guy there, they fix rims and you know if you get a new one it WONT match, im living proof
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I didn't realize you meant the local places would do it for $200 with everything. That's a good deal. Can you get a hold of one of those places to get a quote? If so I might order another rim soon. I just hope the hole size is the same on the new one.

EDIT: Justin, would next week be good sometime? I get two paychecks this week so money should be good.

Stone, can you try to get a hold of a local powdercoating place and see if $200 is what they'll charge?

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Zach, I found Livernois Power Coating in Farmington Hills. Supposedly it's $24/wheel for sandblasting and $15/wheel for clear.

Is the place above where you were talking about? Total it'd be $156.
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tyler, bring it here and ill have weldcraft hook you up, i know the guy there, they fix rims and you know if you get a new one it WONT match, im living proof
No Justin using your wheels to check and see which model run they are to see if the holes match if he is powder coating like he said the finish doesnt matter at all...


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I didn't realize you meant the local places would do it for $200 with everything. That's a good deal. Can you get a hold of one of those places to get a quote? If so I might order another rim soon. I just hope the hole size is the same on the new one.

EDIT: Justin, would next week be good sometime? I get two paychecks this week so money should be good.

Stone, can you try to get a hold of a local powdercoating place and see if $200 is what they'll charge?
I can look up all the one's I had when i was getting quotes on mine..

use justins to check hole size have him measure the old and new style and see what yours are...


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Zach, I found Livernois Power Coating in Farmington Hills. Supposedly it's $24/wheel for sandblasting and $15/wheel for clear.

Is the place above where you were talking about? Total it'd be $156.
thats one of the places i have called before.. btw your missing coating there if its $15 for clear.. where the coat?
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It's $29/wheel for the coat. Isn't there just a clear powder coating? If there is would that take away the $15/wheel for the clear?

Zach, the finish does matter. I want to have the ones I have now clear powder coated. No color at all. Hole size, well I want to keep it the same. If I can fix the current one for the same price as a new one that might not match, I'll just fix the current one.
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you realize the one's you have now are painted.. get lite lite silver be like an alcoa... coated and cleared.. its harder to clear perfect polished wheel and have it come out right.. being the fact that paint wants to stick to a rough surface lol
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I guess I didn't realize that they were painted. I just thought they were cleared. Well then I guess a light silver is in order. Just not what Grant had. I didn't like the way those looked.

In that case getting a new wheel would be ok, but if Justin has a hookup to get mine fixed I'll go that route so they definitely match.
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Well right now I think I'll just have the wheel fixed then strip and polish them until I decide to have them powder coated. If I get my tax money back soon, I may wait.
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those 15x10 or 15x8...?
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They're 15x8. But they were a steal for $40 even if I have to spend a little to get them fixed it will be cheaper than a new set.

Oh and Livernois Powdercoating in Farmington Hills will clear powder coat the wheels for $30 a wheel if I get them cleaned up.
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