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      01-27-2012, 05:30 PM   #1
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Repairing rim rash

My GF did a pretty good job of trashing my rear right rim last night. I have heard the rash can be repaired. How is this done, and what is a good price?
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check with a body shop or your dealer. Also wheel/tier shops do repairs.
I have seen prices from $100 to $200 per wheel.
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      02-04-2012, 12:51 AM   #3
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Save your money ...repaired wheels NEVER come out looking the same..been there
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Save your money ...repaired wheels NEVER come out looking the same..been there
In most cases this is true!

To the OP: If you have the 19" 220M wheels, the finish is hard to duplicate and a OEM looking repair will be hard to achieve. If you have ZCP or 219M wheels they can be repaired with an OEM looking finish since they are a painted wheel.

Ensure you get a reputable shop to do the work if you decide to have the wheels repaired!
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depends on the damage...most superficial damage can be repaired well without even noticing there has been damage incurred in the first place. I've even seen some fill jobs done where the work was very close to OEM. It all depends on the person doing the repair.

Post pics of the damage, might help other chime in with expectations...

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depends on the damage...most superficial damage can be repaired well without even noticing there has been damage incurred in the first place. I've even seen some fill jobs done where the work was very close to OEM. It all depends on the person doing the repair.

Post pics of the damage, might help other chime in with expectations...

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To those with a discerning eye ...no,..you will notice..the color match or point of defect will always show.
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You can always try something like this,
http://www.bavauto.com/newsletter/20...newsletter.pdf
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You can always try something like this,
http://www.bavauto.com/newsletter/20...newsletter.pdf
Try something like this and you will really get a crappy result.
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To those with a discerning eye ...no,..you will notice..the color match or point of defect will always show.
So you must be on your hands and knees examining people's rims a lot, huh?



If it's just some basic rash on the rim, just get it repaired. It's not practcal to spend more money for a new wheel because you'll never see it anyway. I don't even remember where the rash on my rim was, and can't tell either, even with them completely clean and me staring at them head on...

You can call the dealer and ask if they recommend anyone locally. That is what I did before and it turned out just great. I think I paid $200 total for it. They were mobile too, came out, repaired the wheel while I sat inside, called me when it was done, took my money and it was completely finished.

If the damage is more severe, or covers a large area, then maybe you might want to get a new rim. The rash I had on mine covered about a half an inch along the rim, so it really wasn't worth it to get a whole new rim. And I guarantee no one can tell it's been repaired (I've posted pics here of that same rim after being cleaned, tell me if you can spot it).
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So you must be on your hands and knees examining people's rims a lot, huh?
Not peoples rims..MY rims..and yes I do that for my own cars..its the only way to keep rims looking proper.. Like i said if you dont have a discerning eye than you wont care..but show me a repaired rim and I will show you the exact defect area EVERY time
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Not peoples rims..MY rims..and yes I do that for my own cars..its the only way to keep rims looking proper.. Like i said if you dont have a discerning eye than you wont care..but show me a repaired rim and I will show you the exact defect area EVERY time
I'd love to show you mine
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