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Old 02-16-2005, 05:15 PM   #1
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Default Bronze Te37 Rim Repair. Where is a good place? VERY BIG PICS

Wondering if this is repairable? Anyone know any good shops.
I'm located in Newark, DE and Philly.


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Old 02-16-2005, 05:30 PM   #2
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You can try Ye Olde Wheel Shoppe. They are highly regarded, although my own experience kinda sucked. Apparently I'm the only person who had a bad experience.

I had my stock forged BBS rims repaired (bends on the back half) and a forged SSR GT2 with a bend on the lip similar to yours. The wheels are mostly straight, although cosmetically leave a lot to be desired as far as color match and such.
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Old 02-16-2005, 06:12 PM   #3
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You can try Ye Olde Wheel Shoppe. They are highly regarded, although my own experience kinda sucked. Apparently I'm the only person who had a bad experience.

I had my stock forged BBS rims repaired (bends on the back half) and a forged SSR GT2 with a bend on the lip similar to yours. The wheels are mostly straight, although cosmetically leave a lot to be desired as far as color match and such.
I went to Wheel worx once and didn't have a good experience there neither.

My opinion is, with the TE37 being foreged wheels and it's bend at the inside and outside at same spot. Your wheel will never be true round anymore. I am sure they'll say they can do it but forge wheels are tought to bend back to completely round. They will tell you that it's within car manufacturers roundness spec. plus minus something I don't remember.

If you're planning on using them on the track, don't even think about it to be on the safe side.

They will make a nice conversation piece as a coffee table. I once shredded a a one foot section of the lip of a M5 copy of the ASA wheel. That's a nice conversation. It looks like someone took a can opener to it.
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Old 02-16-2005, 07:13 PM   #4
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you are gonna have to repaint the whole wheel, and probably all your wheels.

i heard Rays paintcodes aren't available for shops. so basically, it is impossible to match that color.
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Old 02-16-2005, 08:38 PM   #5
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I would try buying a new rim somewhere...we can try to help you...410-335-0221
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Old 02-16-2005, 09:56 PM   #6
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Honestly, with the Volks... they will never get the paint to match. You are going to end up needing a new rim. Volk uses a special process to apply their paints or clearcoats or something.

FYI - I recently bent the F out of my 19" GT-Cs on my 350Z. Volk will NOT sell me just the outer ring. They said it was a liability issue. I couldnt find anywhere that would do a good repair job either. Sucks... rim + tire = $700.

Anyway, good luck.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:02 PM   #7
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Bronze TE37's are not painted.. they are anodized. Your def going to want to buy a new one.



/me poors one out for teh te37... R.I.P.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:03 PM   #8
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honestly, a 16x7 shouldnt set you back more then 325 or so.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:24 PM   #9
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Will they be able to just bend it back. I don't need it repainted for now.
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Old 02-16-2005, 10:25 PM   #10
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Yeah, when I got my Ver7's from a certain un-named vendor and three of them were scratched to ribbons, YOWS ended up having to refinish all of them because they couldn't match the gold. (IMHO it looks nicer, but I wasn't paying)

Maybe you could repair it, but not repaint it, and keep it as a full size spare?

(and people say that Rotas suck because they bend sometimes..)
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Old 02-17-2005, 04:31 PM   #11
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Yeah, when I got my Ver7's from a certain un-named vendor and three of them were scratched to ribbons, YOWS ended up having to refinish all of them because they couldn't match the gold. (IMHO it looks nicer, but I wasn't paying)

Maybe you could repair it, but not repaint it, and keep it as a full size spare?

(and people say that Rotas suck because they bend sometimes..)
They all bend if you hit it hard enough. Aside from being more bend resistant, forged wheels are usually lighter too.

As many have bend forged wheels in Mid-A. I think I'll go back to cast wheels next time for the cost savings, the ease on the pocket of replacement. Besides, cast wheels are getting lighter and lighter from better casting methods.
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Old 02-23-2005, 01:27 AM   #12
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I got a similar issue, with a bent Volk. But I'm changing the color of the wheels anyway... YOWS the place to go? They do custom powdercoating?

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Old 02-23-2005, 08:35 AM   #13
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YOWS is OK. They seem to be hit or miss, depending on who is doing the fixing. I had a set of BBS straightened and refinished and they looked perfect. I had two GAB wheels straightned at the lip and the fixed area was nice and shiny but there was some discoloration also. They wanted another $100 just to polish the lip even though they polished the part that they straightened. There was also a non-smooth section that was straightened.

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Old 02-23-2005, 09:50 AM   #14
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Maybe I've been watching too many OCC shows, but couldn't you just heat that rim up w/ a little torch and bang it back into place? Of course it won't be perfect.. but it'll look better than it does.
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Maybe I've been watching too many OCC shows, but couldn't you just heat that rim up w/ a little torch and bang it back into place? Of course it won't be perfect.. but it'll look better than it does.
Yeah you can do that and it'll LOOK ok. Driving on it is another thing.
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Old 02-23-2005, 11:51 AM   #16
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Maybe I've been watching too many OCC shows, but couldn't you just heat that rim up w/ a little torch and bang it back into place? Of course it won't be perfect.. but it'll look better than it does.
Great Idea. I already have a rubber mallet all I need now is a torch.

Seriously though, I wouldn't recommend anyone to do that. For your safety and mines.
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Old 02-23-2005, 12:42 PM   #17
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Sport compact tire in wilmington. They do a great job fixing bent rims. I did the same thing to 3 of mine they are perfect now.
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