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    It was bound to happen :(

    I curbed my front passenger wheel yesterday. Pissed me off to no end and was stupid on my part. Not too bad and I have a buddy that fixes wheels for a living and will get him to fix it for me. If I was this upset over this then I pity the person that dents my door


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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    lol well.. thats a nice excuse to get some sweet aftermarket wheels now!

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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    There is always a silver lining!

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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    I did it too, its not too bad but these things annoy me. Does anyone know about how much it'd cost to get something like this repaired?

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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    Quote Originally Posted by sebas042886 View Post
    I did it too, its not too bad but these things annoy me. Does anyone know about how much it'd cost to get something like this repaired?
    I have not heard back from my buddy but I think he normally charges like 40-60 for it. Depending on damage of course.

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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    depends on the rim, what style wheel was it?

    if its the polished anything it'll be an easy (ish) fix. Grind the rash down and buff it back to a shine.

    if its the premium painted/machined wheel it'll be hard to get a perfect look back.

    I really want to buy a set of black rims for this car, like the D3 caddy.. god damn thats a sexy car!

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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    Bravik, what rim do you have?

    I have 18" machined finished wheels...with a curb rash on the face of the rim...wondering if this is repairable.

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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    Quote Originally Posted by grasshopper View Post
    Bravik, what rim do you have?

    I have 18" machined finished wheels...with a curb rash on the face of the rim...wondering if this is repairable.
    My Cadillac dealership took care of it (I have the premium polished 18" aluminum rims) for about $50 a wheel plus $20 for clear coat....they usually have several guys who do this for a living (sub contractors) who they use all the time to repair rims on their used car lot. I'm sure if you contact your dealership, they could take care of this for you. Just be aware, that depending on the rash, if it extends beyond the rim edge to the facing of the wheel, it will have to be blended in and won't be absolutely perfect if you look real close.....but not noticeable at all if you are standing and looking at them. My two wheels look brand new again.... Pretty amazing!

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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    I know polished wheels and painted wheels are not too bad to repair...add filler...sand...polish/paint/clear coat.

    But I have never seen a machined finished wheel repaired...especially through a mobile repair people.

    Hmmmmm....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustybear3

    My Cadillac dealership took care of it (I have the premium polished 18" aluminum rims) for about $50 a wheel plus $20 for clear coat....they usually have several guys who do this for a living (sub contractors) who they use all the time to repair rims on their used car lot. I'm sure if you contact your dealership, they could take care of this for you. Just be aware, that depending on the rash, if it extends beyond the rim edge to the facing of the wheel, it will have to be blended in and won't be absolutely perfect if you look real close.....but not noticeable at all if you are standing and looking at them. My two wheels look brand new again.... Pretty amazing!
    That is amazing!

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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    i joined the curb rash club yesterday

    driving through the parking lot at work, someone pulls out of his spot without checking for other cars. no time to brake, reflex reaction was to swerve around him. unfortunately, my rear wheel had not cleared the curb yet, so it kissed the concrete


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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    I have the 18in polished wheels. I had planned to get it fixed but decided not too as it's really not that bad. I have a buddy that fixes wheels for a living and said it would be a 30m job and look like new when done.

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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    Quote Originally Posted by jph View Post
    i joined the curb rash club yesterday <----- I dont understand this face for what just happend, I'd be crying

    driving through the parking lot at work, someone pulls out of his spot without checking for other cars. no time to brake, reflex reaction was to swerve around him. unfortunately, my rear wheel had not cleared the curb yet, so it kissed the concrete


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    Re: It was bound to happen :(

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevo Supremo View Post
    i joined the curb rash club yesterday <----- I dont understand this face for what just happend, I'd be crying
    laughing at my own misfortune.
    yeah, i cussed out loud for about 5 minutes while driving after it happened... then i thought. screw it. they are stock wheels, i was going to get some custom ones ordered someday.

    no matter how careful you are. reflex reactions are so hard to control.


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