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Old 11-18-2010, 07:02 PM   #1
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Default Good Rim Repair Shop Near DC/B-More?

I tried parallel parking after a few beers... didn't work. Now I'm missing a few chunks out of my 2-month old rims. Anyone have experience with a shop in the DC/B-More area that did a good job?

Also... never had to fix a rim for cosmetics before- anyone got an idea on the price point? I might get them all painted if the repair isn't stupid expensive.
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Old 11-19-2010, 03:16 AM   #2
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Only 2 I even know of are Wheel Doctor (who didn't even fix my wheel but had no problem taking my money anyways) and Ye Old Wheel Shop (it takes weeks for them to do repairs).
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Old 11-19-2010, 07:15 AM   #3
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Mmm... I'd found those two with google too. They both get horrible reviews. :-(
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Old 11-22-2010, 02:26 AM   #4
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Ye ole wheel shop did my wheel. They took maybe 4 days and repaired horrible curbbage that many said was not fixable. Can't even tell now
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Old 11-23-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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Ye ole wheel shop did my wheel. They took maybe 4 days and repaired horrible curbbage that many said was not fixable. Can't even tell now
4 days? What did you do with youre car till they finished? Thats a long time to be on a spare.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:40 PM   #6
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4 days? What did you do with youre car till they finished? Thats a long time to be on a spare.
Unless you get a guy that does mobile repair, expect the car to be out of commission for at least 1 day (but plan for longer).

If you can't do that, the repair isn't really worth it for you.
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What did they charge?
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What did they charge?
it depends. for an epoxy repair with an OEM-type of re-finish, around $100-125 a wheel depending on how bad the damage is. I had to do an all metal repair on my wheels, and got a bro-deal because he was friends with the powdercoater I was using (epoxy repairs will not stand up to the baking process of powdercoat), but other quotes I got were around $150/wheel.

In my situation, turn around time was about a week because they had to be sandblasted, then 1 wheel sent off for repair, then powdercoat.
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